By: Nicholas Phipps
The Rotary club’s Seafood Broil is a major community service project for student of Konocti. Carle’s work crew at this event was run by teacher Dan Maes. On the first day students set up all the tables for people to dine; the next day after the tables were set with utensils etc. each student then waited on two people. Bill Mcdougall who ran the seafood broil said “the students at Carle were a joy to work with and they worked very well together, we were very happy with all the students that served”. Mcdougall also said “ I’m very pleased with the students at Carle and look forward to working with them again”. All together the seafood broil is a great opportunity not only to earn community service credits, but to get some work experience under your belt for your future. Ryan O’Bryan, a student from Carle who worked at the seafood broil said, “the students from Carle were hard working and everyone worked well with each other”. Kelly Smith a student at Carle who also worked at the seafood broil mentioned how well the students worked together.
Michael Descalso, a teacher at Blue Heron, will be travelling to Morocco after going through a two-step application process and an interview for a Fulbright Grant from U.C. Berkeley. Mr. Descalso was one of 15 teachers selected to participate in this “study abroad” program that lasts for one month during the summer (June 24thto July 24th). The group will be studying the different ethnic groups, cultures, and religions of Morocco. Morocco, in North African, is a very diverse country and was a major historical, cultural, ethnic, and religious crossroad. This is an all- expense paid trip by U.C. Berkeley. Mr. Descalso and the 15 other teachers will each be staying in a riad (traditional house) in the old walled-in part of the city called the Madina. During this trip there will be excursions to the Sahara Desert, The Atlas Mountains, Casablanca, and an ancient fishing village on the Atlantic coast. The main focus of this trip will be to study how all of these religions, ethnicities, and cultural groups interacted and thrived together for more than 2000 years. There will also be some free time built in for the applicants to explore the region. After this trip Mr. Descalso will create lesson plans involving the information that he will learn on this trip. He said he would then be better able to inform students regarding world religions, geography, and language. Descalso said that implementing personal experiences into his lessons was his favorite kind of teaching. In conclusion, this should be a really cool and knowledge filled trip for Mr. Descalso, but the real benefactors regarding the cultures that thrived in this region of Africa bordering the Atlantic will be his students.
Ingrid Larsen a counselor from Woodland community college visited Carle to present the students an opportunity to earn some college credits to be put toward graduation from high school. To show our thanks for this opportunity she made available we made Ingrid a plaque. Thank you Ingrid we appreciate it.
Student of the week is Jose Carillo. Congratulations and good work on earning Carle’s student of the week. Alan Siegel, a teacher at Carle said, “Jose is a consummate student he comes every day, he works hard, is totally focused and we at Carle are glad to have such a great student”
Given that we didn’t have an article last week there were two students of the week: congratulations Marcos Saucedo and Taylor Churchill. Alan Siegel nominated Taylor and said “Taylor follows her own lead and really has worked hard to get her credit, you can really tell she takes her education seriously”.
Lance Christensen who nominated Marcos said “ I nominated Marcos because he showed how hard working he was, he also demonstrated excellent behavior and finally he seemed really focused on earning his credits”.
Gold level students for the fourth grading period were: Alvaro Duran, Nicholas Kieffer, Alfred Lewis, and Samantha McCullough. Good work and keep it up and enjoy your off campus lunch.
Silver level students were: Vanessa Gonzales, Donovan Harvey, Cecilia Brown, Micaela Martinez, Aries McDonald, Alex Parriott, Haley Ramirez, Teagan Tompioner, and Shaina Yaquinto.
Just as this article was going to print student council ran an activity, more on this in next week’s article.