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Campus Kudos - May 17, 2019

This week's campus kudos go to...
...the Diversity Club students who helped out with our various mental health discussions last week. Your willingness to be vulnerable in helping to de-stigmatize mental health is inspiring!

...La Shonda Coleman from Pepperdine University for engaging with our student community last week on issues of respect, harassment, and healthy relationships. We are grateful for your care for our community.

...dynamic music teacher, Becky Bailey, for her organization and production of the Conservatory Recitals. You have inspired joy in learning from your passion and dedication to the arts! On behalf of our children, thank you!

...second and third grade Culture Club members for giving a thoughtful presentation for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Also, a special thank you to their advisor, Ms. Petroff, as well as Upper School student, Zoey K., for sharing her family story and the importance of Asian American representation in society as a whole.

...our Middle School tennis players who advanced to the Delphic League tennis tournament last week, and our Middle School golf players who played well at the championships last Saturday at The Lakes of El Segundo. Please wish all of our student athletes a big congratulations on an excellent spring season and year as a whole!

...Rae Basmagian, for being there for everyone -- students, teachers, parents and guardians, and faculty and staff all appreciate you!

...Middle School students Jonah N., Chloe W., Luca N., Zach K., Matias G., and Tucker C. These diligent and brave researchers recently presented their TEDEd talks to a packed Middle School crowd. Their hard work, meticulous exploration, and tireless practice paid off!

...Rob Wright and the Buckley Fair committee for an out-of-this-world assembly!

...Julie Taylor-Vaz for the steadfast leadership and integrity that she has exhibited during her tenure as director of college counseling. Thank you for all that you’ve done to elevate the Buckley community!

...ninth grade student leader Daniel G. and his volunteer crew of Buckley Upper School students for volunteering and serving lunch at the Midnight Mission on Skid Row. Bravo to these students who displayed outstanding student leadership and used their Saturday to give back to our community!

...Maria O’Driscoll and Heather Wade & Sarah Levitt for being awarded the Parents’ Association Fellowship! Through contributions to the PA events -- Boutique and Party Book -- Maria will attend the ten-day Corrib Ireland Theatre Tour summer course this July. Heather & Sarah will travel to the tip of South America and record their experiences using virtual reality technology, immersing students in a first-hand experience of the routes of the explorers, such as Magellan and Drake. Innovative teaching is limited only by our imaginations, and the imaginations of our teachers are enhanced when they know that there is support for inspired ideas. Thanks to all who supported the Boutique and Party Book this year, and congratulations to Maria and Heather & Sarah!

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