Weekly roundup: Student walkouts, National History Day, OC’s STEM courses, a middle school hoops tournament, and more

Our lead item in this week’s roundup is the story that made front pages across the country. Students from campuses throughout the U.S., including an untold number from Orange County, participated in Wednesday’s national school walkout to protest gun violence and support safer schools.

A news graphicLocal demonstrations did not result in any arrests or injuries, according to this Orange County Register report, which noted that districts strongly encouraged students to remain on campus. Many schools and districts also sent notices to parents and boosted security in advance of the planned walkouts.

Also on Wednesday, members of Santa Ana High School’s speech and debate team took part in a Skype video discussion to talk about potential solutions to gun violence with their counterparts from Nova High in Broward County, Florida.

And here are some of the other education news stories from the week ending March 16:

  • Columbus Tustin Middle School students hosted a climate change summit featuring research and visual displays after spending the first part of their school year studying the impact of humans on the environment.
  • Middle and high school students from Tustin will have their artwork displayed next week during the Student Art Invitational sponsored by the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts. The Orange County Register reached out to several of the young artists and asked them to comment on their creations.

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