Hawk News

Spirit of South African People Inspires Local Students

“I left part of my heart in South Africa,” commented Mount Madonna School (MMS) senior Quincy Mitchell. “And in return it has given me a piece of its soul that I shall carry with me forever.”

Mitchell’s comment came during the September 23 Sawubona Project presentation at MMS. ‘Sawubona’, Zulu for ‘I See You’, is the name of a year-long project which culminated in a June journey to South Africa for MMS’ senior class. The project was developed as part of the “Values in World Thought” social studies course, a two-year curriculum for MMS 11th and 12th graders.

Students Recognized in Local Poetry Competition

The poetry of four Mount Madonna School students, BY Swamy, Lulu Morell-Haltom, McKenzie Caborn, and Kavi Duvvoori, has been accepted and included in the 18th Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition and Anthology. The public is invited to listen to student readings at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00pm at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education (400 Encinal St., Santa Cruz).