Amelia Varni, Senior, Central Catholic High School
Each year, our student body holds a blood drive during homecoming week. This year, we broke the school record by donating 123 pints of blood. We were so excited about the event that we decided to have a second blood drive, giving us a grand total of 180 pints of blood, which can be used to help more than 500 people in need. Blood Source honored us as the top school in Northern California for the greatest increase in donations. I'm proud of what our small school can do.
Maggie White, Freshman, Valley Charter High School
The most memorable thing, for me, was the first day of school. It was nerve-wracking! Since it was the beginning of a new era in my life, I suppose that I consider it to be rather important.
Jennifer Jolliff, Sophomore, Hughson High School
My first dance. The music began to play, I was beaming with joy. Hoping that this night would never end and wondering if it could get any better. When, unexpectedly, he asked, "Can I have this dance?" I smiled, then nodded, with a loss for words, I took his hand. Then we began to dance. He smiled, I giggled, trying to memorize every moment just so I could write it all down in my journal. I look back at this as the night I will never forget.
Laura Mussman, Junior, Davis High School
I do not think I could forget a recorded message about Davis High's Back to School Night. Instead of a generic message, our new principal switched things up by singing a song to introduce the message. It was great!
Keaton Crowder, Freshman, Hughson High School
It would be the time that I went to Los Angeles for a school performance. We arrived on a Thursday, and the trip lasted until Sunday morning. However, the weirdness did not hit "level extreme" until we went to Disneyland on the last day. It had to be the craziest and most unusual trip ever. Just remember, what happens in Disneyland, stays in Disneyland.
Edgar Sanchez, Junior, Johansen High School
Something memorable happened in the last few days! A lot of students, teachers and staff members were showing solidarity by wearing pink to school to support the teachers who received a pink slip. It was very thoughtful and it raised Johansen's spirit.
Rebecca Mears, Junior, Modesto High School
I immediately thought of the massive floods that plagued Modesto High's campus during the abundant winter rain. However, I realized that no matter how massive the floods were, they could never compare to the magnitude of the current education crisis affecting Modesto City Schools. Nearly 400 teachers have received pink slips. At Modesto High alone, 29 pink slips were issued. Although I personally know only a few of those who received pink slips, I know that I and the rest of the students at Modesto High will be severely affected. Tragic, isn't it?
Kevin Davidson, Junior, Beyer High School
As a student who has little concern for the minutia going on around me (except for academics and surrounding friends), as soon as I arrive at school, I quite noticeably enter a zombie-like state of being. In this state, the day goes by in a blur. So not much stands out to me once I enter the state of mind that gets me through each day. I guess that something unusual, for me at least, could be considered something that snaps me out of the autopilot-esque way I carry myself throughout any given school day. But, unfortunately, nothing comes to mind.
This question is answered by members of Teens in the Newsroom, a journalism program for local high school students.