A passion for animals spurred Maria Carrillo student Alyssa Moore to action during a spring school rally.
By LORI A. CARTER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Calling Amy Jin "driven" is an understatement. The 17-year-old senior at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma moved the TV out of her room — "it was too much of a distraction." Other than keeping in touch with a few distant [...]
By MARTIN ESPINOZA THE PRESS DEMOCRAT At New York University, Zena Hinds of Petaluma has Greenwich Village as a campus — an ideal habitat for a young artist who who dreams of one day performing on Broadway. Hinds, 18, graduated from Sonoma Academy and is now studying music [...]
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ THE PRESS DEMOCRAT In the cacophony of a noisy classroom with teenagers wandering in several different directions, Mariah Ruth Archibald calmly strolls in and says hello to the students. The Analy High School senior, who is a teaching assistant for the school’s Severely Handicapped Special [...]
By SHAWNA BROWN and T.J. GRAYSON CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL Making a difference, having an impact and giving back: These were the goals that sent Casa Grande High School senior Nellie Graham 5,900 miles away to the grassy plains and woodland hills of Paraguay, sparking an interest in [...]
By GRISELDA RIVERA MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR, 17 We’ve all heard the phrase “use protection” at least 100 times. It’s an accurate phrase that some choose to ignore because they hear it so often. But when a Santa Rosa teen health center, Southwest Community Health Center, said last fall [...]
By GUY KOVNER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Hector Iturbe has two A’s and two B’s in his classes at Sonoma State University, including environmental science, philosophy and biological anthropology. He wants to become a neurosurgeon and to keep playing soccer while he studies human biology at Stanford University, [...]
Michelle Stone’s first priority is studying biology in pursuit of a nursing career. Grad school also is on her to-do list. “I like to learn,” she said. “I don’t think you can ever stop learning.”
There are many reasons why sports should be included in every childhood.
The violence and instant gratification of games and shows negatively affect the children raised with too much electronic entertainment.