Congratulations to our Student of the Week for April 15-19, Derek Gonzales. Derek was selected by his teachers because of his hard work since coming to Del Mar. Derek came to us for the second semester of his senior year. He was behind in credits and needed to do a lot of work to catch up. He immediately began completing small chunks of work that have produced large rewards. As he has had success, he has not only repaired some of his credits, he feels positively about the work he is doing and he is turning excellent quality as well. Derek has become a quiet leader on the campus with the almost immediate success he has achieved.
Congrats Derek, we are very proud of you!
On Thursday March 21st Author Julie Berry came and spoke to our students about her book “Lovely War”. It is a novel based on WW I. Mrs. Berry gave our students the history of thr era through its music, art, and energy of the war. Mrs. Berry presented historical slides and related the lives of her characters through the pressing issues of the time period. Our students related well to the themes in Mrs. Berry’s book, especially the actions of the all African American “Harlem Hellfighters” unit. This topic closely relates to our History Day theme of Redlining. We thank Mrs. Berry for coming to Del Mar. It was an experience our students will think about for a long time to come. We also thank the San Gabriel Education Foundation and Mrs. Adela Angiuli for making this visit possible, and for supporting Del Mar!!
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