Friday, December 9, 2011

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: 2011 Homecoming Game


On Friday November 11th the Huskies took on Saddleback Valley Christian, in the final game of the season. This game was Fairmont’s Senior Night as well as the 2011 Homecoming Football Game. At the beginning of half time, senior TJ Williams was recognized and given a standing ovation from his fans. 

Minutes after, the 2011 Homecoming Court arrived in convertible Corvettes and were crowned by their class advisor.  As soon as the Homecoming Queen’s name was announced breathtaking fireworks filled the sky. Unfortunately the Huskies suffered a loss, but Fairmont is very proud of the amount of heart our football players have showed and devoted to this season. 

Congratulations to our 2011 Homecoming Court:
Freshman Princess: Skylar Hess
Freshman Prince: Caleb Phillips
Sophomore Princess: Ashley Kwon
Sophomore Prince: Mark Abad
Junior Princess: Emily Huang
Junior Prince: Dan Wang
Homecoming Princess: Jomana Abdallah
Homecoming Prince: Jonathan Choi
Homecoming King: JT Barta
Homecoming Queen: Timothea Pham

-Contributed by Megan Reddy, Commission-at-Large

Thursday, December 8, 2011

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Bringing Joy to a Child's Life


For the past 15 years, the Orange Coast Harley Owners Group and Orange County Harley-Davidson have organized a community toy drive to benefit CHOC Children's. They delivered thousands of Harley-Davidson toys to the hospital on Christmas Eve. But due to the limitations of the construction on the campus, they were not able to make their annual stop at the hospital. Since they did not want to deprive the children of the joy that the toys brought, they transformed their ride into a community toy drive, where Southern California residents could participate in this incredible service during the holidays.
 
Fairmont Prep is approaching its 12th annual toy drive to benefit the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Organized by Mrs. Kunkle and the CHOC Toy Drive Committee, the event will take place on Friday, December 9, 2011. The toys donated are given year-round to CHOC patients who spend weeks and months inside the hospital and to patients undergoing major surgery. Our greatest need is for infants or toddlers becase the majority of our patients are under 3 years of age, yet we still have a great need for patients of 13-18 years. All toys must be new and unwrapped. Our toys will be picked up at school by our business office staff people, Judy Coderre, and her friends from the Orange Coast Harley Davidson's Chapter on Friday, December 9 from 8:00 am to 8:30am. Here is a link to the Toy Drive wish list of the suggested items to buy: http://www.choc.org/childlife/index.cfm?id=P00212

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Anna Kunkle at (714) 999-5055, ext. 1605

-Contributed by Nathaly Basto-Camargo, Community Service Commissioner

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Teacher Night Football Game


On Saturday, October 29th a few of the Fairmont Prep teachers showed off their awesome choreographing and dancing skills during half-time! Fans and students alike were able to see a different but exciting side of the teachers! The teachers rocked the field, dancing to the song “Party Rock Anthem!” The dance was choreographed by Ms. Barta, and the crowd went wild and stood up to dance! Great job teachers and way to bring the spirit!  The teachers who danced were-Dr. Terra, Mrs. Terra, Mrs. Cribbs, Ms. Barta, Ms. Lan, Ms. Tarneja, Mrs. Vasquez, Mrs. Gerwatosky, Ms. Aguilar, Mrs. Hanneman, and Ms. Huey.

Also, special thanks to ASB who came to help serve the teachers and FPA Music who came to sing the national anthem and play pep band music. GO HUSKIES!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HUSKY NEWSROOM: Barnes and Noble Bookfair


Join the Preparatory Academy on Friday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 4th at the Barnes and Noble Metro Pointe (901 B South Coast Drive Suite 150 Costa Mesa).   Help raise funds to implement a new e-reader program at Fairmont Prep.  Come out and see Fairmont Prep musical groups perform on Sunday, December4th.

Can't attend our bookfair at Barnes and Nobles?  Visit,  bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 12/2/11 to 12/9/11 by entering Bookfair ID 10589018 at check out.  A percentage of your Banes & Noble purchases will be donated to our program.  Visit www.bn.com/bookfairs for more information.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ALUMNI: from the Class of 2010

Matin Fouladi, class of 2010, is a sophomore at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) majoring in electrical engineering.  At UCLA, Matin is involved in numerous clubs including Robotics Club and MSA. He is learning to build robots in both the hardware and software side. In the MSA, he is part of MAPS, which is a tutor and mentor program for underprivileged students at a high school in East LA. Matin is also involved in research at UCLA, where he is helping design a vector processing unit to improve the speed and reduce the energy cost of a computer for large tasks.

Through leading Model United Nations and the Internship Club, Matin had the opportunity to learn leadership and allocating responsibility. Furhtermore, Matin made a difference by aiding children in the Fairmont Assist program as well as spending his senior year with the Big Brothers Big Sisters foundation. This experience has allowed Matin the extraordinary opportunity to help children academically in his college career as well.

Matin advices current high school students to be diligent and take high school as a learning experience. High school involves making many mistakes, and although students want to avoid these mistakes, the ones that do occur should be taken advantage of. Learn from them, and use what you learned as soon as possible. Both high school and college life are what you make of it, who you hang out with, and how much work you put into achieving what you want. GPA matters, but after that there are many things to consider. Find an interest, start your own club, try being a leader, join a club and BE ACTIVE, or just learn something that the you have always wanted to learn. In high school, you get caught up in the work and forget that you are building up to what you want to do. For example, if you want to make a cell phone app, just do it. Begin learning to program weekend by weekend and soon enough you'll have your app for androids being downloaded by the masses (or by the few, but you can always hope). Even for people pursuing business, science, math, English, etcetera there is always places you can explore. Do not be worried about your resume. "Worry about making something that will make you proud. That is my advice. And that is my goal in college. It’s never too early to achieve something great."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Lunch Time Activities


 This year, it is not unusual to walk out during lunch and hear various genres of music playing from the speakers. With the support of ASB and the Music and Spirit Commissioners, lunch-time activities have been an integral part of the Fairmont Lunch “Experience.” Most days, various music is played to the enjoyment of students munching on their snacks. But, every Thursday, students have the chance to participate in the lunch-time activity provided by ASB, from competing in a limbo contest to singing karaoke with friends. Great job ASB on making lunch an even better part of the school day!

-Contributed by Payal Patel, ASB President

Monday, October 17, 2011

ATHLETICS: Girls Varsity Volleyball Ranks 4th in Division


The Lady Huskies Volleyball team started off the year very strong, with a huge win against El Modena High School (ranked as a Division 1 team!). They continued to create their record with back-to-back wins against League competitor TVT High School. After two losses against very competitive schools in higher Divisions (JSerra Catholic and St. Josephs), the Lady Huskies came back even harder with another huge win against St. Mathias, a school they saw last year in the CIF Playoffs.

However, the week of October 3rd definitely gave the Volleyball team a huge boost in their Division rankings, with three straight wins against some of the toughest teams in their Division – school rival Connelly High School, higher-ranked Bell Jeff High School, and the (previously) undefeated Saddleback Valley Christian. Each match tested the mental and physical strength of every player. With those critical wins, the Huskies are currently ranked 4th in their Division. Thank you to all students and faculty members who came out to watch those three intense games!

-Contributed by Payal Patel, ASB President

Friday, October 14, 2011

ATHLETICS: Family Night Football Game


Last Saturday night, our Men’s Varsity Football Team gave their all out on the field at the  second home game of the season at Cerritos Valley Christian against Century High School for Fairmont Family Night! Students and teachers alike from all Fairmont Campuses came out to watch the game with their families and to cheer on the hardworking Huskies as they fought to score those points! The lively cheerleaders helped bring up the mood and kept both the Fairmont fans and the team going strong, even when Century High School scored. Throughout the game, the fans never lost hope in the Huskies as they tried their hardest to get the ball across the field.
    
Before the game began, the Citron students lead the crowd in singing the National Anthem.  During half-time, the JH and DLS football players from the Anaheim Hills, Edgewood and Mable Campus were introduced and participated a punt-pass-kick competition.  Not only was it the closest contest as far as results are concerned, but it was also great to see the good spirited interaction between the participants. The 1st place winner was Brayden Webster from Anaheim Hills. The second place finisher was Kyle Cartwright also from Anaheim Hills. At the end of the competition there was a three way tie for second place. An overtime round of field goals couldn’t produce a winner until Cartwright hit a 20 yarder in the 2nd overtime to squeak by Edgewood JH’ers Omar Khan and Alex Jamal. It was a great night for all. The smiles on each of the boys' faces proved that without a doubt. High fives go out to Zeke Levin, Max Lyster and Kayden Sheetz who also did a great job on Saturday night. For his winning effort Brayden received a Football and a $25 gift certificate to Sports Authority. Kyle Cartwright also took home a football for his 2nd place finish.
  
In the second half, the crowd went wild as quarterback Bobby Varnadoe scored two touchdowns for the team, and the band played spirited music each time the Huskies made some progress throughout the game. By the end, although our team had lost 14 to 28, all that mattered was the effort and heart the boys put into the game; they were sweating as though they had just showered! Overall, the Family Night game was an awesome experience for Fairmont students, teachers, and staff, and we all enjoyed cheering on our favorite football team!

 -Contributed by Lubna Kabir, ASB Publicity Commissioner

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

MUSIC: Concert Choir

2011-12 Concert Choir
The 2011-12 school year kicked off with a bang and our Husky Musicians are busy at work once again!This year, Concert Choir has expanded from twenty members to forty members strong. The proud choir received its fourth riser this past week and is busy preparing all sorts of music to start the winter season with a bang. Ms. Stacey Barta, Choir Director, submitted an audition tape this weekend to the Disney Precession, a holiday based event that unites numerous choirs and provides performances for the general public during the holiday season. Concert Choir is also preparing for their annual winter concert performance. Requests for certain Christmas pieces have already been received and Concert Choir is very excited to bring the school into the holidays season with holiday jingles. Our talented musicians are also invited to an inaugural music festival in London. They will be traveling to London, England this coming April representing Fairmont Prep in a competition. I have high hopes and faith that these Huskies will once again bring home numerous trophies and awards. I am very proud of you Huskies, keep up the great work!

-Contributed by Hilary Ming, Concert Choir vocalist

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

COLLEGE CORNER: UCSD/USD College Visitation Day


It's important to visit colleges and universities you might consider to attend. Visiting a school campus gives you a close-up look: an opportunity to focus on a specific academic program and actually experience college before you make a commitment. We encourage you to check out -a large and a small school or one urban and one small-town campus to get a feel for each campus life. On October 12, Fairmont Seniors will have the opportunity to visit two college campuses in San Diego. University of San Diego is a private religious affiliated four-year university; University of California San Diego is a four-year public university. Here's your chance; seize the opportunity and sign up for the college visit today! 

-Contributed by Mr. Ryan Huynh, International Counselor

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Register for After School Tutoring & Classes Online


Once you've set up your student Gmail account, you can easily register for the new After School Classes and Tutoring online. Check out this How To to learn how! 

Contributed by Alyssa 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: How To Set Up Student Gmail


This year, each Fairmont Prep student will have his or her own student Gmail account! This email account will allow teachers to send important updates and will help students communicate with each other. Additionally, Gmail offers students access to useful functions like Google Documents, Google Calendar, Gmail Chat, and online registration for the After School Program. 

It just takes two easy steps to activate your Gmail account, and we ask that all students complete the activation process by this Friday, September 23.

Contributed by Alyssa

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Field Day


          
After the TiK-ToK Rally, students had the opportunity to relax and have some fun in the sun with their friends at the park. There were so many activities going on, that even students had a tough time deciding what to do! The choices varied from playing basketball, volleyball, soccer, hanging out with peers, and much more. Students even had the chance to hop into an over sized jump rope and show off their skills! 


HUGE jump rope!

The student body had the opportunity to take a short break from the fun and games to cool down with delicious frozen yogurt and even refuel on some delicious hot dogs and veggie burgers! And many teachers and students chose the challenge, to eat a giant slice of juicy watermelon! 

Field day was a great opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and make great memories!

-Contributed by Megan R., ASB Commissioner- at- Large, Class of 2014




Monday, September 12, 2011

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Back-to-School Rally



ASB Dance to TiK-ToK by Keisha

Welcome Back Huskies! On Friday, September 2nd, Fairmont held their annual  Back-to-School Rally. Themed “TiK-ToK,” the Back-to-School Rally got students pumped up for the beginning of the school year. For the first time ever, the rally took place outdoors at Brookhurst Park. To get the rally started, ASB showed off their amazing dance moves to the song “TiK-ToK” by Kesha. 

We started off the rally by singing our Alma Mater, lead by our Pep Band.  During the rally, new teachers, deans and counselors were introduced. As well as our football team. Their first game against Sage Hill was that same night.

The Best Poster Contest, went to the Seniors class! Congrats Seniors! And the Sophomores did awesome by winning the “Bucket Head” game.

Have another fantastic year HUSKIES!  We are off to a great start.

-Ashley Kwon, Prep ASB Publicity Commissioner

Friday, August 5, 2011

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: fairmont prep student plays in area code games

The 2011 Area Code Games begin today, and we're cheering on one of our stellar students, Felipe Perez, who will be playing on the Southern California team, sponsored by the Milwaukee Brewers! There will be 20 games over the next six days played on Blair Field, and four of them will be televised on Tuesday on ESPN3: Reds-Brewers (8:30a.m.), Royals-Nationals (11:30a.m.), White Sox-Nationals (2:30p.m.) and A's-Yankees (5:30p.m.). The Area Code Games began in 1987 in California and went national in the mid-90s. Now there are eight teams, each sponsored by a major league team. For a full roster and list of all the Brewers games, check out this Press Telegram article

Felipe is an invaluable member of the baseball team at Fairmont Prep, and he recently played on the USA Baseball’s 2010 16 and Under National Team. As a junior, he accepted an invitation to play baseball at UCLA after he graduates next May. He will play pitcher when he becomes a Bruin. Be sure to tune in to ESPN3 on Tuesday at 8:30am to see him play against the Reds! 

- Contributed by Alyssa, Marketing 

Friday, July 8, 2011

HUSKY NEWSROOM: bill & melinda gates foundation plans to film fairmont teachers



The fact that Fairmont Private Schools has some of the best teachers around is something we've known for years.  We've also been proud to share our innovative approach to technology; blending online and in-class learning experiences to reach out to 21st century learners.  Now, the cat is out of the bag in a big way!  This June, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, working on behalf of The Teaching Channel, requested to film some of our K-2nd and high school teachers in action. The Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools.  

On July 13, Wingspan Pictures, the production company working with the Foundation, will be visiting the Anaheim Hills campus to film Heather Lopez teaching an interactive Kindergarten lesson using an interactive whiteboard.  In the afternoon, they will head over to Fairmont Preparatory Academy to film Mark Hassoun teaching "The Fundamentals of Triangles" to his summer geometry class using Fairmont's hybrid online/in-class format.  Both Heather and Mark were required to meet certain qualifications set by the Foundation and had to submit detailed lesson plans for approval.  Special thanks to them for their willingness to jump on board with this project!  

Fairmont's footage will eventually appear on the Teaching Channel website, You Tube and Facebook pages and could be included in a television episode on the program "Great Lesson Ideas" this fall. Fairmont is incredibly proud of our amazing teachers and honored to have the opportunity to share what they do so well!

- Contributed by Alyssa, Marketing 

Friday, June 24, 2011

HUSKY NEWSROOM: summer salsa lessons


Spice up your summer with a little Latin flair. Join the Fairmont community at our high school campus for Summer Salsa Lessons with Ivan Ortiz, accomplished Latin dance instructor and Fairmont Prep teacher. Learn the basic salsa movements in a fun and relaxed environment. Don't have a partner, no problem! We do a constant rotation of partners, so you'll have a chance to dance with everyone. These classes are perfect for beginners, but all levels are welcome. Our Summer Salsa Lessons are a fundraiser for next year's girls volleyball team, and a $5 donation will be most appreciated. 

Dates:   
July 6th 
July 11th July 18th
August 15th
August 22nd
August 29th

Time:
All classes will be taught from 7-9pm

Location:
Preparatory Academy Theater
2200 W Sequoia Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Ivan at iortiz@fairmontschools.com 

- Contributed by Ivan Ortiz, Prep Volleyball Coach

Friday, June 3, 2011

WEEK IN REVIEW: may 30-june 3


Final Exams
It's hard to believe the end of the school year is here. Please pay close attention to our final exam schedule for the week of June 13th. Next week, June 6-10, is the last week of regular instruction. Students are expected to sit for each final at its assigned time, and must be in uniform attire.


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Calendar for the Remainder of the School Year
June 7-9 Cheer Clinics/Tryouts
June 11 ACT/ISEE testing
June 13 Final Exams begin
June 17 2nd Semester ends

- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

Thursday, June 2, 2011

ATHLETICS: summer hoops


Join our men's basketball program for summer practices, games and tournaments. Download the complete schedule by clicking here.

- Contributed by Coach Clay McKnight, Prep Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

COMMUNITY SERVICE: upcoming opportunities

Just because the school year is winding down doesn't mean there aren't incredible opportunities to serve the community and make a difference.

Denim Day
The first Friday of every month is a designated denim day for students who donate $5 to our monthly causes. The cause in May was the Kristie's Foundation which is dedicated to providing support, assistance and cherished moments to critically ill children and their families. Kristie’s focus is on end-of-life care for children and support for the family that loves them. For more information about Kristie's visit their website at http://www.kristies.org. Because of a generous donation from our National Honor Society members, the May Denim Day raised $484 for Kristie's.

This Friday, June 3rd is a Denim Day to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs. Mrs. Kunkle will be at the ticket booth before school to collect your donations. Thank you for your support!

Kristie's Foundation Festival
Permission slips are now available for the Kristie’s Foundation Family Festival Service Project on June 11th.  There are only 10 spaces available.  Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to work with this non-profit and earn 10 hours of service.  Stop by Mrs. Kunkle’s office with any questions or to get a permission slip.

Tickets are available via their website at http://www.quenforkids.com/. If you like BBQ this is an amazing event.  Make sure to stop by the kids zone and say "Hi" to our students.  The Prep has been running the kids zone for the past 4 years.  Some of the booths we host are the cupcake decorating booth, coloring booth, recycled butterfly art, and more.  We hope you are able to attend.  

Walk United
Join the Fairmont Huskies team for Walk United at Angel’s Stadium on Saturday, June 25th.  Permission slips are now available.  Stop by Mrs. Kunkle’s office with any questions or to get a permission slip.

- Contributed by Mrs. Anna Kunkle, Community Service Coordinator

Friday, May 27, 2011

WEEK IN REVIEW: may 23-27

 

Graduation
Thursday, May 26th was graduation day for the Class of 2011. Students, faculty, families, alumni and other guests joined together at Pearson Park in Anaheim to celebrate this milestone in our students' life. Valedictorian Heidi Messiha and Salutatorian Sakib Dadi (pictured above) shared their thoughts on high school, and moving on to college, and keynote speaker Tyler Durman encouraged the graduates to love and serve others as they moved on to college.

 

Mr. David Jackson, President of Fairmont Schools, Inc., shared memories of some of our graduates from their early Fairmont days, and then it was time to award diplomas to the excited students. Congratulations, Class of 2011! We're proud of you!

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Calendar for Next Week
May 30 - No school (Memorial Day holiday)
June 3 - minimum day

- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: asb inspired


The Prep's ASB officers for 2011-12 had their first official meeting yesterday after school. They had the pleasure of meeting with the Prep's graduation speaker, Tyler Durman, prior to his commencement address. Tyler shared several poignant stories with our student leaders, and left everyone inspired to show empathy to one another - to see things through another's eyes. He left us with this touching thought: "People don't care what you know, they want to know that you care."

Tyler's message will help start this dynamic group of students off on the right foot as they begin planning for next year's activities and events. Thank you, Tyler, for your inspiration!

- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: awards ceremony


On May 24, Fairmont celebrated its extraordinary students with an award ceremony that distinguished a student’s specific talent. Earlier in the day awards were given to the senior class during the annual Senior Farewell. Awards given Tuesday night were for all 9th-11th grade students. The awards given are based on progress throughout the year, and only one student is picked from each class subject. The award represents not only a good grade in the class, but the student’s understanding of the subject. This year’s ceremony commenced and six thirty sharp, although food and beverages were provided for those who came early. Payel Patel, 2011-2012 ASB President led the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the evening. Ms. Ghandi and Mr. Mendoza followed with brief speeches of their own, which led into the distribution of awards. The celebration came to an end with the distribution of the class awards, and students and parents attending the ceremony were able to munch on snacks and talk to friends.

For a list of all award recipients, click here. Congratulations to our outstanding students who were honored!

- Contributed by Mona F., Prep ASB Sophomore Class Vice President, Class of 2013

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: senior farewell

Coach Tom Caffrey poses with recipients of the Athlete of the Year awards

Earlier today the Prep celebrated its graduating seniors, the Class of 2011, with our annual Senior Farewell. Seniors started the day with a breakfast hosted by the Alumni Association, and enjoyed time with their classmates to sign yearbooks. The entire student body and faculty were on their feet as the seniors processed in to the gym in their cap & gown to Pomp & Circumstance for the Senior Farewell program.

It was announced that this year's senior class was awarded $2.3 million in scholarships to college, and accepted to more than 200 universities in 38 different states. Click here for more about where our Class of 2011 will be heading.

Senior awards were given for excellence in the classroom, in athletics, in leadership, and for overall contributions to life at Fairmont Prep. For a complete list of award recipients, click here. Special awards are given annually recognizing the top members of the class. Pictured below are these award winners:

Heidi Messiha, Valedictorian
Sakib Dadi, Salutatorian

President's Award
Headmaster's Award
Dean of Academics Award
  
Dean of Advanced Studies Award
Dean of Students Award

A special tribute was made to Coach Tom Caffrey, who is retiring after 51 years of teaching, 12 of which were here at Fairmont Prep. In the coach's honor, the Athlete of the Year Awards have been re-named the Coach Caffrey Athlete of the Year. See photo above for a photo of Coach Caffrey with the first recipients of this award, Alan Shim and Tavleen Kochar. We'll miss you, Coach!

- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

Sunday, May 22, 2011

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: promenade d'elegance


The Class of 2012 hosted Fairmont Prep's 2011 Prom Saturday night at the Crevier Classic Car Museum in Costa Mesa. Students and their guests danced the night away to an amazing DJ, surrounded by hundreds of beautiful cars and car memorabilia. 

  

Congratulations to the 2011 Prom Court:


Prom Queen: Crystal Le & Prom King: James Kim


Senior Princess: Regina del Carmen & Senior Prince: Rakesh Patel


Junior Princess: Timothea Pham & Junior Prince: Rusheel Nayak


Guests feasted on an ice cream sundae bar, custom cookies, and delicious cupcakes to eat, and enjoyed playing pool and classic arcade games when they were dancing.

  

  

  

Special thanks to Ajith S. & Kelly N, our junior class officers, and Mr. Yoon, junior class advisor, who planned the evening.

- Contributed by Mrs. Wendy Faust, Prep Activities Director

Friday, May 20, 2011

WEEK IN REVIEW: may 16-20


Theory of Knowledge Final Presentation
The entirety of the Mrs. Montenegro's TOK classes were to create and perform a mini-play parodying the IB diploma and its courses. The students collaborated and came up with an Inception-based play that would eventually lead to the dreamers (played by Hermina Sobhraj and Grant Liang) to join the IB program. Teachers were asked to attend the play Thursday to watch their students' interpretation of the last two years.

 

The skit opened with Hermina and Grant falling asleep, resulting in a dream that would change their high school lives. On the first level down, with Dr. Wood (Kirsten Nicassio) discussing with Mrs. Espinoza (Arianne Kalra) about convincing the sophomores to join IB. On the second level down, the juniors were already taking IB classes, going through classes and teachers and listening to their catchphrases. Finally, on the third level down, the idea that joining IB would impress colleges hit the two dreamers, who were then "kicked" back to reality. The skit closes with Hermina and Grant agreeing that joining IB would be a good idea, to which Dr. Wood replies she has already made their schedules.

Despite the short time students had to come up with the skit, it was a tremendous success that evoked much laughter from the faculty. Music numbers, which had their lyrics rewritten to fit the IB program, were performed by Phorum Sheth, James Kim, Heidi Messiha, Erika Altamirano, Nicole Mang, and Sejal Desai. Goofy imitations evoked a great deal of laughter from the audience and the skit officially concluded the end of these seniors' last final!

- Contributed by Barbara H., Prep ASB Senior Class President, Class of 2011

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