About 40 Marina High students have gathered outside their Huntington Beach school every Monday morning before first period to publicize their cause to protect the planet against global warming.
They wave hand-printed posters with messages such as, “Make Earth Cool Again” and “There is No Planet B.”
The Orange County Register recently spent a morning with the students.
Held on the busy corner of Springdale Street and Edinger Avenue, the demonstrations initially attracted only about a dozen students. But each week, the numbers have grown, the Register reported.
“It’s gotten bigger and bigger,” campus supervisor Cinde McCallum, there to monitor her charges’ safety, told the newspaper. “I’m proud of these kids. They’re our hope for the future.”
Stuart Holton, a junior, launched the protests through his informal organization, Climate Caring Peeps Marina. “It’s not affiliated with the school,” he said. “We didn’t want it to be a campus club.”
Carlos Pareja, 16, a junior, said founding members were inspired by the recent wave of student-led climate change protests sweeping Europe. “It’s not fair that young people are the ones who will have to deal with this problem,” he said, according to the Register.
Here are a few other news articles from throughout the region for the week ending March 8.
- Nicholas D’Sa of St. Cecilia Catholic School in Tustin clinched the 2019 Orange County Spelling Bee and a trip to the 92nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md.
- Several OC teens who attended a party that included Nazi symbolism apologized, expressed regret and vowed to become better people in a series of handwritten letters released by a parent of one of the students. According to the Orange County Register, some later met privately with an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor who was the stepsister and childhood friend of Anne Frank.
- During the Orange County regional of the FIRST Robotics Competition, high school teams from Huntington Beach and Newport-Mesa Unified programmed their robots to complete a series of commands that scored with the judges.
- Irvine Unified School District teacher Judy Richonne has created a lesson for students about famed astronaut Sally Ride that’s been added to a national publication to help commemorate International Women’s Day.
- The Irvine Public Schools Foundation has awarded grants of up to $20,000 to 25 projects across the Irvine Unified School District that are aimed at supporting innovative teaching practices.
- Are you considering a career in education or seeking a new opportunity to serve students? You might want to register for the Orange County Schools Career Fair, hosted by OCDE from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.
- California is getting a boost from the federal government to lay the groundwork for expanding preschool and child care programs.
- Students from San Juan Hills High School have earned their way into the 2019 National Business Plan Competition in New York on the strength of a pitch for their virtual business — a stock market that uses cryptocurrency.
- Fulfilling a campaign promise, Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed fast-tracked legislation requiring the state’s 1,300-plus charter schools to follow many of the same transparency laws that apply to traditional school districts.
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