Hawk News

Bridging Continents and Building Community: Student Awarded First Prize for Speech

With poise and determination, McKenzie Caborn stood at the podium, put aside her nervousness and gazed confidently at the audience of Rotary Club members. Taking a deep breath, she began reading: “On October 17, 2010, a small group of Rotarians participated in the Istanbul marathon and raised $8,000 towards Rotary International’s fight to eradicate polio.

5th Grades’ Marine Debris Project Draws National Attention

Written by Leigh Ann Clifton  
Monday, 24 May 2010

“Haven’t you always wanted to help save the planet?” asked 5th grader Nathan Vince. Vince’s comment came following a class beach cleanup in Santa Cruz last fall. The fifth grade had already selected coastal cleanup and the problem of marine debris as a focus of study… but had no idea that their efforts would launch them into the national spotlight!

Welcome Back: Students Kick Off School Year with 4-Day River Rafting Trip

Pencils, paper, classrooms and new schedules….When you think of the first day back to school, what comes to mind? For some 65 high school students, their first day was anything but typical: arriving ninth through twelfth graders at Mount Madonna School (MMS) toted sleeping bags and swimsuits. The occasion? A beginning of the year, 4-day white water river rafting and camping trip! This annual tradition is just one of several enrichment opportunities students at MMS participate in throughout the year.