Weekly roundup: HB high schoolers promote environmental awareness, Tustin student heads to national Spelling Bee, and more

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.

An image of paper in a typewriter with the words "Orange County Education News"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.

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