Leadership Competencies for High School Students – Riley Dart

Central Coast New Tech High School in Nipomo, CA, is unique to the other schools in its area. The institution utilizes Project Based Learning (PBL), an instructional approach that shifts away from teacher-centered instruction and instead emphasizes student-centered projects. Instead of the traditional lecture format where students are often left wondering, “Why are we learning … Continue reading Leadership Competencies for High School Students – Riley Dart

Renewing the Terraces and Trails Cinque Terre – Emily Calkins

In January of 2018 after a brutal series of fires and subsequent rainfall, devastating mudslides occurred in the city of Montecito. Less than 20 minutes away lies Carpinteria, where Emily Calkins was in her junior year at Cate School. As her community struggled to rebuild after the natural disaster, she couldn’t help but be grateful … Continue reading Renewing the Terraces and Trails Cinque Terre – Emily Calkins

The Dos & Don’ts of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards

By making a difference in their communities and the world beyond, Girl Scouts are able to gain valuable life experience, skills, and earn Girl Scout’s Highest Awards. These special recognitions are the result of taking initiative and creating lasting change, all while supporting issues girls care about. Juniors are eligible to earn the Bronze Award, … Continue reading The Dos & Don’ts of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards

Gold Award Girl Scouts – Sarah Wang

Sarah Wang is seeking to protect bees everywhere with her Gold Award project, “Bee Friendly.” She identified a prevalent problem in her community: the lack of knowledge about bee conservation tactics. In recent years, pesticides, lack of flowers, pathogens, and parasites have caused the honeybee population to steadily decline. Lack of honeybees would prevent life … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Sarah Wang