Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Donating and Delegating

Hey everyone!
This past Saturday was really busy, as I was part of the Secretariat board that planned and put on the 21st annual Model UN conference for Laguna Hills High school.  The conference went very smoothly, even the weather cooperated by being sunny and 20 degrees Celsius!  600 student delegates came from all over Orange County and represented various countries in organized committees that discussed how to solve various global issues.   At the end of the conference we gave out awards for the outstanding delegates and the best research.  In two weeks I will be going up to University of California at Berkeley to attend another conference—as a delegate this time.  Hope I win an award!
 At the LHHS conference we were even able to collect over $300 for our conference philanthropy--Futbol  4 Dreams.
Futbol 4 Dreams is a non-profit organization at LHHS that began in 2006 and sends soccer balls and sports material to children worldwide.  The delegates at our conference decorated over 20 soccer balls with inspirational messages and positive images. These soccer balls will be sent to developing countries around the world.  Futbol 4 Dreams has already sent decorated soccer balls and equipment to more than twenty-five nations across the globe.   

What charities do you support? Does your school work with any charities? Let me know in the comments!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Sporty Seniors

A senior with her family getting honored
We <3 our Seniors signs
Hey everyone! With the season of winter coming to an end, so are the winter sports. And with the ending of a sports season comes senior night! This night is on the last home game played as a special tribute to the athletes who have played that sport throughout high school. Now that they are seniors, this is probably the last time they will play that sport, especially at our high school. We make posters for them to line the gym and they get to have a speech read about them while they walk through a balloon arch with flowers. It is a pretty cool event! Senior nights are very sad because it celebrates a huge part of an athlete's life coming to an end, but it is heartwarming because it shows moving on to a exciting future. Don't worry, all the spring sports still have their entire season before their senior night! So there will be lots more opportunities to support those sporty seniors.
Fans cheering them on

How do you celebrate students who are graduating? Let me know in the comments!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Super Signers

Way to go hawk athletes!
Hey everyone! At high schools all across the United States, top sports athletes were committing to their colleges through National Signing Day. This happens on the first Wednesday of February each year and it is the first day a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for their college. In other words, this is the day where all athletes who have been recruited by a college to play a sport there commit to the college.
At my school, we had 7 athletes sign with colleges. They are going to be attending colleges all over the country ranging from Dartmouth and Boston University in the East Coast to Cal Baptist and UC Santa Barbara in California. It is exciting for me to see my fellow classmates committing to the colleges they will be at next year. Since I am not playing a sport for a college team, I will not hear back from my colleges until the end of March or the beginning of April. So while I am waiting, these athletes can relax because, as of today, they are officially accepted to their amazing colleges.

How do you feel about a signing day for American sports teams? Let me know in the comments!