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Our prospective high school parents often ask about the college prospects that await a student with a GVS diploma. Universities are always eager to admit young adults who are curious, independent and self-motivated. Here’s a peek into the lives of a few of our graduates, where you’ll see those qualities fully on display!
We like to stay connected with families who have used our curriculum over the years. Megan and her 7 year old daughter Senna recently delivered $750 to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center to help the California sealions, who are experiencing a major food crisis. They have 153 pups at PMMC right now, usually they have 10 – and there is a major shortage of fish for them.
Check out this cool video of a project completed by GVS student Wes! His mother explains:
We have an aspiring juggler among our ranks!
“Silas rides a giraffe unicycle. He can juggle balls, clubs, and rings. Balancing atop a rolling globe, Silas can jump rope. Whether it is spinning plates or manipulating devil sticks, Silas has learned the basics of most circus skills and is putting in the time and effort to extend those skills. In aerials Silas has developed abilities on both the trapeze and silks (his favorite position is “the diaper”). Stilts? You betcha–both clasic and painter’s stilts!
When Silas and his friends gather for play they don’t just throw balls and ride scooters, they also pass devil sticks and go on unicycling adventures. On occasion one can find a unicycle obstacle course set up in the neighborhood or kids developing a new circus “gag.” When Silas meets up with his extended family, he is asked to show off his latest tricks with appreciative oohs and ahhs from cousins and the occasional neighbor. Being a clown has its perks.”
In our last post we shared Mike and Jesse’s story with you. Now learn about Kathleen on new graduates page, which will be updated throughout the year.
In our last post we shared Alia’s story with you. Now learn about Mike Preston and his activism for his tribe and Jesse Aizenstat and his citizen journalism on new graduates page, which will be updated throughout the year.
After GVS, Alia applied to 14 colleges and was accepted by all 14. She chose Lewis and Clark University, where she majored in fine arts and spent a semester abroad in Italy. Now she works as a sustainability associate at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she has been given the task of “greening” their 2 campuses. Helping Pacifica develop recycling plans, improve energy efficiency and drinking water systems, Alia says “everyday I make decisions that make a difference.”
In her first social justice curriculum project as a Global Village student, GVS 5th grader Jane D. tells it like it is!
Several GVS students recently participated in a writing competition put on by YES! Magazine. Here is the entry submitted by Alex, a GVS 9th grader.
A gift. Does everyone have one? Yes. It may be obvious, or not. Some may push it down, or some may discover and develop it. A gift comes in many shapes and forms. It could be the gift to write, to communicate with animals (like the boy in the Blessings Revealed article), to dance, to fix cars. But my gift is none of these. But can’t anyone do these things? You may ask. Yes, I say. I may be able to do these things with time and perseverance, but what is my real, true gift? The gift that I was born with to give to the world, and to myself? It is the thing that I love most. It is acting.