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South Asian Journalists Association: Scholarship Opportunity for Students

SAJA 2016 Journalism Scholarships | Deadline: March 15, 2016<

Student Spotlight: Clio Herbert

Name, age, grade, city of residence:
Clio Herbert, 18, senior, Santa Cruz
What inspires you? 
I’m inspired by the amazing things other people have accomplished.
What is your favorite subject in school, and why? 

Teach to Learn: Mentoring Leaders - by Head of School Supriya McDonald, 2/11/2016, "Teach to Learn: Mentoring Leaders," an insightful essay by Mount Madonna Head of School Supriya McDonald. Click the following link and scroll about half way down to read. Read more

Featured Video: MMS Students Interview Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth

Featured Video:

A 2014 interview with Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth as part of Mount Madonna School's Values in World Thought Program. Biennially (and upcoming in May 2016), the juniors and seniors travel to Washington, D.C. to talk with America's political, NGO, and nonprofit leaders to discuss current issues and people's values that lead them to where they are.

Morgan Hill Life: MMS Students Build Solar Ovens

Morgan Hill Life, 2/17/2016, "MMS Students Build Solar Ovens." Read the article

Action for Nature: Young Eco-Hero Award and Scholarship Contest

Action For Nature is an international organization that recognizes the accomplishments of students 8-16 years old who have reached out to make a difference in the environment and in their communities. We offer an annual scholarship contest called the International Young Eco-Hero Awards and are calling for applicants. 
The contest deadline is February 28 2016!

From Plastic Bricks to Sustainable Seating: Students to Build “Earthbench”

This spring, seventh grade students will be working on designing and building an “Earthbench” made of recycled plastic bottle “bricks” and cob to share with the Mount Madonna School (MMS) community. This interdisciplinary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) project is a hands-on component of their classroom learning about human-caused environmental impacts and responsible management of Earth’s resources.  

Sixth Grade Solar Oven "Cookout"


Wings, Feathers, Beaks and Pellets: First and Second Graders Learn About Birds

Like little birds building nests from materials gathered from the surrounding habitat, first and second graders eagerly collected small sticks, acorns, bits of grass and oak leaves to push into clay and dough that they’d fashioned into small, bowl-shaped-nests. This unique hands-on activity was just one piece of a cross-curricular bird study that included learning about identification and field marks, incubation, developmental stages, habitat and adaptations. 

Featured Video: The Senior Class Interview with Dave Steward, South Africa, June 2015

Featured Video:

The senior class interview with Dave Steward, chief of staff to former South African President F.W. de Klerk. The students interviewed Steward as part of their Values in World Thought journey to South Africa in June 2015.