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Junior's Poem Wins First Prize in County Competition; Eight MMS Students to Have Works Published in Anthology
For the second time in as many years, Mount Madonna School (MMS) student’ junior Julia Gratton has wowed the judges and received first prize in the 22nd annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition. Gratton’s poem To the Janitor took top honors, while another of her works, 793 Cranes, received an Honorable Mention.
Awaking.org, 5/9/2015, "Call with Ward Mailliard, Values Educator: Nurturing Values-Based Learning Journeys for Tomorrow's Citizens." Listen to the podcast or read the call transcripts
March was Women’s History Month and the 12th graders taking the American Women’s History elective course with teacher Tiffany Wayne chose to commemorate by launching a campus education campaign highlighting historical and current gender equality issues.
India West, 5/15/2015, "Mount Madonna's Ramayana! Returns to San Jose in June." Read more
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 5/16/2015, "Mount Madonna students win national environmental award," by Kara Guzman. Photos by Kevin Johnson. Read more
Santa Cruz Sentinel Story 4/25/2015 at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20150425/epa-honors-mount-madonna-class
Thalia and Melpomene, the ancient Greek muses, are frequently depicted in modern theater by two masks with exaggerated expressions. These iconic theatrical symbols, one smiling and one frowning, represent the divide between comedy and tragedy, and feature prominently in a Mount Madonna School (MMS) student mural recently installed at the Upper Campus.
ServiceSpace.com, "Teaching +T: Classrooms Around the Globe," an eNewsletter, featuring "The Journey Within and Without," an essay by Mount Madonna School senior Zoe Kelly. Read more
Photo by Shmuel Thaler
The Mount Madonna School (MMS) sophomore class will have a unique opportunity on their upcoming 9th and 10th learning journey to Santa Catalina Island: the opportunity to assist visiting scientists with research on a tiny and plentiful fish, the Catalina Goby.
Plunging into the watery depths from a swimming pool’s high dive can be intimidating, and, as a child growing up, Sampad Martin Kachuck admits his own fear of heights made high dives a huge personal challenge that he struggled to overcome.