Thursday, January 24, 2008
Logan alumni Andrew Fulweiler
designed the MLK tournament's
souvenir t-shirt. Courier Photo
James Logan High School’s 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational Forensics Tournament took place this past weekend. Nearly 2,000 high school students from many different schools ranging from Colorado to Hawaii participated in this speech tournament in Union City. The competition began with preliminary rounds of such speech and debate events as Oral Interpretation Lincoln-Douglas Debate on Friday and ended on Sunday with final rounds and awards.
“My hope is for many students to show up to our tournament. I am excited to see different individuals in this competition from a variety of schools,” said senior Bilal Malik, president of James Logan Forensics Speech and Debate Team.
For complete results, visit the Joy of Tournaments website.
Special Note: There are no zero period classes on Tuesday.
Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy,
Milk, Fresh Fruit, Fun Chips
Students are reminded that the “Off & Away” Policy remains in affect. During the school day cell phones & other electronic devices should be off and away while on campus. They can be used during lunch. Also remember you bring cell phones & other electronic devises at your own risk. JLHS is not responsible for lost or stolen devices.
A Guy Emanuele Elementary staffer
handed out posters. Courier Photo
The spectre of Union City's youth brought dozens of members of the faculty from Kityama Elementary and other elementary and middle schools came to James Logan High School after school on Friday with signs that had messages like “Silence the violence” and “We have the power to stop violence in our community.”
Cherie Barnecut, a third grade teacher at Kityama Elementary, took the initiative to organize this event. She did it because “We have lost young people in this community. It does not matter how young or old they were," she said. "It was a tragic loss. And I thought, what if we united people so that they can get together to greet and talk so that we can heal and move on.”
Students from Trish Tripepi's American
Literature classes dressed up 20's style.
Left to right: Princeton Faure, Kimmy
Nguyen, Raymon Confiado, Maryam
Qudus, Natalie Moisa, Danielle Chinchilla
Ashley Carter/Courier Photo
Flappers and gangsters appeared in Room 532 earlier this week when, for the 18th year in a row, Trish Tripepi’s American Lit students ended a unit on The Great Gatsby by holding a Roaring 20’s party. Students are required to attend the party as a real person from that time period, after conducting research a few weeks ago in order to become familar with their chosen character.
Ms. Tripepi points out that the party is always a favorite among her students, and says that when she runs into former students, it’s one of the fond memories they always recall from her class.
Andrew Ellicott (January 24, 1754 – August 28, 1820) was a U.S. surveyor who helped map many of the territories west of the Appalachians, surveyed the boundaries of the District of Columbia, continued and completed Peter (Pierre) Charles L'Enfant's work on the plan for Washington, D.C., and served as a teacher in survey methods for Meriwether Lewis.
Learn about Andrew Ellicott and other important surveyors, at the National Surveyors Hall of Fame.