Monthly Archives: May 2013

El Camino High School, May 28, 2013

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Our program today was provided by the junior students at El Camino High School who recently attended this year’s RYLA conference in Idyllwild. All five students really enjoyed the conference andmeeting students from other high schools in San Diego County who are the leaders or potential leaders in their schools. They all seemed to have bonded very well with their “families” at the conference.

The speaker that most of them identified as their favorite was a former POW in North Vietnam. The students that we sponsored and their plans for the future after high school are:

Kirpa Singh plans to attend the University of Sydney and study to become a neurosurgeon.

Carol Girgess plans to attend Stanford University and study to become an ENT surgeon

. JC Losack plans to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or UC Santa Barbara for computer engineering

Nicole Buturla also plans to attend Stanford University to pursue a career in neurology.

Chandler White plans to attend Cal State University Long Beach and major in either criminology, music or nursing.

Our RYLA selection committee is to be commended in selecting such bright, articulate student representatives from El Camino High and a special thanks to TG Vallas for all the hard work that he does with RYLA every year.

Blakely Taylor May 28, 2013

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Our Program today was provided by the junior students at El Camino High School who recently attended this year’s RYLA conference in Idyllwild. All five students really enjoyed the conference and meeting students from other high schools in San Diego County who are the leaders or potential leaders in their schools. They all seemed to have bonded very well with their “families” at the conference. The speaker that most of them identified as their favorite was a former POW in North Vietnam. The students that we sponsored and their plans for the future after high school are: Kirpa Singh plans to attend the University of Sydney and study to become a neurosurgeon. Carol Girgess plans to attend Stanford University and study to become an ENT surgeon. JC Losack plans to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or UC Santa Barbara for computer engineering Nicole Buturla also plans to attend Stanford University to pursue a career in neurology. Chandler White plans to attend Cal State University Long Beach and major in either criminology, music or nursing. Our RYLA selection committee is to be commended in selecting such bright, articulate student representatives from El Camino High and a special thanks to TG Vallas for all the hard work that he does with RYLA every year. Opportunity drawing winner: Rob Taylor pocketed ten bucks

Mary Scherr and Marvin Sippel, May 21, 2013

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Our guest speakers were Mary Scherr and Marvin Sippel. Both were educators. Mary taught for 21 years at the University of San Diego. Marvin was a coach, taught Economics, History, Physical Education and Health education. They were part of a group touring Palestine with a Christian Palestinian. The talk gave the other side of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. They were impressed with the desire of the Palestine people for peace. The maps given to us did show the loss of their land to Israel since 1946. They felt the checkpoints were overly difficult for the Palestinepeople to navigate. The poverty of the people was most evident. It was apparent our speakers felt the Palestine people were not being treated fairly in the ongoing struggle between Israel and Palestine. As always the problem is not easily solved. If time would have allowed, I am sure there would have beenmany questions.

Mary Scherr and Marvin Sippel May 21, 2013

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Our guest speakers were Mary Scherr and Marvin Sippel. Both were educators. Mary taught for 21 years at the University of San Diego. Marvin was a coach, taught Economics, History, Physical Education and Health education. They were part of a group touring Palestine with a Christian Palestinian. The talk gave the other side of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. They were impressed with the desire of the Palestine people for peace. The maps given to us did show the loss of their land to Israel since 1946. They felt the checkpoints were overly difficult for the Palestine people to navigate. The poverty of the people was most evident.It was apparent our speakers felt the Palestine people were not being treated fairly in the ongoing struggle between Israel and Palestine. As always the problem is not easily solved. If time would have allowed, I am sure there would have been many questions.

Phillip Sammuli and Greg Snaer from Teri Inc, May 7, 2013

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Knox Williams introduced Phillip Sammuli and Greg Snaer, two speakers from Teri, Inc. They told us about the work that Teri does in serving some 600 individuals currently ranging in age from 6 to 77.

The organization runs 12 group homes, where the residents have replaced landscaping with organic gardens. Residents work in the gardens and learn to prepare healthy meals. They said the 20 acres Teri is developing in San Marcos will help expand the gardening project.

 

Phillip Sammuli,Greg Snaer-Teri Inc-7,May,2013

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Knox Williams introduced Phillip Sammuli and Greg Snaer, two speakers from Teri, Inc. They told us about the work that Teri does in serving some 600 individuals currently ranging in age from 6 to 77. The organization runs 12 group homes, where the residents have replaced landscaping with organic gardens. Residents work in the gardens and learn to prepare healthy meals. They said the 20 acres Teri is developing in San Marcos will help expand the gardening project.

Phillip Sammuli and Greg Snaer May 7, 2013

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Knox Williams introduced Phillip Sammuli and Greg Snaer, two speakers from Teri, Inc. They told us about the work that Teri does in serving some 600 individuals currently ranging in age from 6 to 77. The organization runs 12 group homes, where the residents have replaced landscaping with organic gardens. Residents work in the gardens and learn to prepare healthy meals. They said the 20 acres Teri is developing in San Marcos will help expand the gardening project.