Athletics

Class of 2023: Valedictorians, Salutatorian and Seniors’ College Decisions

Mount Madonna School (MMS) is pleased to announce Cecily Kelly, Mariah Cohen and Samuel Kaplan as the 2023 co-valedictorians and Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak as salutatorian. Cohen, Kaplan and Kelly, who started attending MMS as preschools students, and Ocampo-Sobkoviak in fifth grade, earned this…

Class of ’23 Senior Spotlight: Jacob Sirk-Traugh

Name, city of residence: Jacob Sirk-Traugh, Gilroy Grade you started at MMS: Ninth grade What inspires you? I am inspired by the beauty and power of nature. It’s a dream of mine to travel the world through backpacking and hiking. To me,…

Class of ’23 Senior Spotlight: Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak

Name, city of residence: Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak, Watsonville Grade you started at MMS: Fifth grade What inspires you? What inspires me are people who defy expectations in a positive way and don’t let others define them. What is your favorite subject in school,…

Class of ’23 Student Spotlight: Sky Weir

Name, city of residence: Sky Weir, Santa Cruz Grade you started at MMS: Tenth grade What inspires you? When I think about things that inspire me, I am reminded of the beauty and wonder of nature. The way the sun rises and…

Middle School Athletic News: Mount Madonna’s Inaugural Lacrosse Team

Middle School Lacrosse, 2/2/2023: This school year, Mount Madonna School (MMS) expanded its athletic program with its first-ever middle school lacrosse team! Middle School Athletic Director Nick Cabassa said offering lacrosse was an experiment to see if there was enough interest –…

Watsonville Patch.com: Watsonville Star Student Is Student Government President

Watsonville Patch.com, 1/30/2023, “Watsonville Star Student Is Student Government President,” by Bea Karnes. WATSONVILLE, CA — Star Students are found in classrooms, on concert and theater stages and at debate lecterns, and out in the community doing good things to make life…

Expressing Gratitude: Hawks’ Homecoming Week

November 3, 2022: The Mount Madonna School’ (MMS) Homecoming Week festivities were a great success enjoyed by the whole school community. Following are two expressions of gratitude from MMS community members. Acknowledgement and Appreciation By Student Government Association President Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak, grade…

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Name Dropping, “Cabassa Named AD”

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 9/12/2022, Name Dropping, “Cabassa Named AD.”  Nicholas Cabassa, a teacher at Mount Madonna School, was recently appointed as the school’s new middle school athletic director. Cabassa has taught fourth grade at the school for eight years, and has also…