WHAT WE'RE READING - JUNE 17TH, 2015
High school students earn role in research at Millikin - Herald Review (6/16/15)
Scientific experiments conducted by high school students are typically not much more than an academic exercise. Not so with research under way this summer at Millikin University, where three economically disadvantaged high school seniors are helping create and study hollow nanoparticles, specifically clumps of silver atoms coated with clumps of gold atoms, to see if they can one day be injected into tumors to destroy cancer from the inside out without harming healthy tissue. Full article here.
Yorktown Hires Stacey Brewer as High School Principal - The Star Press (6/16/2015)
Yorktown Community Schools hired Stacey Brewer as principal of Yorktown High School. Previously, Brewer was the assistant principal of the high school for one year. She has worked in administration for nine years. Brewer is replacing Kelly Wittman, who served as principal for 10 years. Full article here.
Volunteers Needed to Save Costumes at High School - Fox 11 (6/16/2015)
Green Bay East High School is in need of volunteers as it cleans up from water damage. The school is in danger of losing an extensive costume and prop collection. Four decades’ worth of costumes, rack after rack, line the basement at East High School. “If you need something in pink, we have a pink rack,” said Lucinda Roberts, the East High School Fine Arts Institute Director. Full article here.
San Diego High School For Homeless Youth Eliminates Shame, Barriers - Huffington Post (6/16/15)
17-year-old Andrea wants to graduate from high school, go to college, and pursue a career. But just hitting the first goal—high school graduation—has often seemed impossible, because Andrea’s family has been homeless on and off since she was 12. For the last five years she has been a student at the Monarch School in San Diego, a school exclusively for homeless children. Full article here.
Friends and Alumni of Palmetto High School reunion set for July 4th weekend - SC Now (6/1615)
The Friends and Alumni of Palmetto High School will once again reunite during the Independence Day holiday with several events planned for the weekend. Full article here.