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January Student News

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Kaia Putnam '23 was awarded her Girl Scout Gold Award! Her ultimate project goal was to share the gifts and opportunities nature has to offer individuals for both one’s physical survival and one’s mental health. All people need an escape from the technological realities and requirements they endure on a daily basis. Since COVID hit, non-stop screen time has become the norm for everyone, which is why educating others about outdoor recreation and skills is necessary. The need for getting people outdoors, to Camp Tonkawa and beyond, was crucial.

Phase 1 & 2 of her project: The Outdoor Learning area at Camp Tonkawa that Kaia and her volunteers built provides a protected place for people to relax; but more importantly, it is a place that allows them to learn how to cook, survive, and thrive in nature.

Phase 3 of her project: The Outdoor Learning Days that she organized and hosted introduced people to archery, nature awareness, compass reading, and fire-building. 

Nika Vahadi ’24 had one of her photographs (below) accepted to the 2021 Drexel University High School Photography Exhibition. It is a national, competitive exhibition.

The exhibition will be in The Photography Gallery at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, January 29 - February 27, 2022. For more on the contest and Drexel University, click here: High School Photography Contest | Photography | Drexel Westphal

Congratulations to five UA students who were selected to participate in the University of Hawaii's Year-Round STARTALK Chinese language program, funded by the National Security Agency: Rebecca Loera, Samantha Liao, Bronwyn Hamilton-Evans, Kaia Putnam, and Charlotte Robinson.

This two-year instructional program supplements regular classroom learning, and is designed to bolster student fluency in Mandarin Chinese, which is recognized as a "critical needs" language for U.S. national interests. Sixty-one students will be working through daily asynchronous online activities during the Spring 2022 semester. Forty of them may travel to Honolulu, Hawaii, in Summer 2022, for a three-week immersion Chinese language camp. Following that, more asynchronous practice support will be provided in the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters, to bring student proficiency in Chinese to a new level. 

Questions? Contact Aubree Auletta