A week after the interesting presentation by our city’s Police and Fire Explorers, we welcomed four students from El Modena High School who participated this year in our Rotary-sponsored youth programs.
El Modena Interact President Sabrina Tsai, filled us in on the activities of our busy on-campus club. Interactors volunteered often at the Discovery Center in Santa Ana, assisting with special fun and educational events for children. The club has also participated in the “Scouting for Food” drive and members even attended the Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference in January.
Sabrina was joined by Marci Sanchez and Karina Zapoteco, who are juniors at El Mo. Marci and Karina will continue as board members of Interact next year.
We also heard from Bryam Fabela and Anthony Ortiz, students in the Collaborative Technology Program. They shared their experiences as participants in “Mentor Meals”, our joint project with CTP. Bryam and Anthony felt that they had received real-world advice that would help them in the future.
Four of these students also attended the Rotary Youth Leadership camp in Idyllwild. The April weekend was filled with meeting new friends, dancing, singing and poetry. But the highlight was the day-long “Boojum” ropes challenge course. Bryam, Anthony, Karina and Marci were happy that they able to challenge themselves while also learning valuable teamwork skills.
This meeting was a highlight of our year–the future is in good hands!