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Santa Cruz Sentinel, 6/14/2013, "Mount Madonna holds commencement ceremony." Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/education/ci_23457294/mount-madonna-holds-commencement-ceremony
Mount Madonna School started a new tradition this year of presenting awards to students in middle and high school whose achievement in one of the areas of our school's "Three Pillars" - Academic Excellence, Creative Self-Expression and Positive Character Development - was outstanding. These three areas are equally important to success at Mount Madonna School - and, indeed, in the world.
Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Brooke Staveland and Kavi Duvvoori as the 2013 senior class Co-Valedictorians, and Daniel Fust as Salutatorian. These three students earned these distinctions through hard work and focused effort, edging out their peers at the small Central Coast school known for strong academics, environmental education, performing arts and a competitive volleyball program.
Artworks by three Mount Madonna School (MMS) seventh grade students – Ruby Bracher, Sienna Clifton and Sydney Ota – were selected for inclusion in “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2013 Congressional Competition held earlier this week in Watsonville, and organized by District 20 Congressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel).
“It’s a source of pride to have our students’ work on display in this art discovery competition,” commented MMS middle school art teacher and local Santa Cruz artist Sandy Shaw. “MMS has talented students with amazing passion for creating art. I want to support them in having their work out there publicly and getting them the recognition and praise that is so well deserved.”
Santa Cruz Sentinel, 5/27/2013, "Santa Cruz County Valedictorians: Class of 2013." Read more: Valedictorians
Attention all 8th - 11th grade students:
The Stanford Model United Nations has opened its registration very early this year, and is limiting the size of delegations. We have seven committed attendees already from those who have participated in previous years. New attendees will also need to attend a one day training session in October, the date TBA. The Stanford MUN dates are November 15 to 17, 2013.
Posted by leighannclifton on May 17, 2013
The 20th Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition Reading will take place on Monday, May 20 at 6:30pm at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.
More than 300 high school students from all over the County entered the competition, and nine Mount Madonna School (MMS) students have had works selected for the final anthology of 50 published poems, with three MMS students receiving honorable mentions.
The ninth grade class recently returned from a Learning Journey they call “Flow with Water” or Yeyeco Ica Atl in the language of the Pimungan people, the first human occupants of California’s Santa Catalina Island. The class went to Catalina Island off the coast of Long Beach and joined the Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP) for a week of outdoor field studies, leadership challenges, and personal growth.
India is a place of dynamic diversity in landscape and lifestyle. It is not the vast disparities of wealth, which can be found in our own country, but the contrasts between the environments that struck me. The landscape shifted from agrarian countryside to a skyline dominated by looming high rises still clasped in their scaffolding. I saw old men wearing traditional Indian clothing standing next to people in suits talking on their cellphones. India presented many contrasts between archaic and modern ways of living. Witnessing people living in so many different ways brought to the forefront of my mind the question, “What is the best way to live?” - Bryson Smith, MMS class of 2013
The senior class' concluding reflections about their recent Learning Journey to India are now posted on the Bodhicitta Project blog. Read more at: http://www.santacruzlive.com/blogs/mtmadonna/