We proudly congratulate our student Sandra Saygan who WON 1ST PLACE in the high school visual art competition organized by Congressional Institute. Kudos to A. Deveci, M. Akbay, and Z. Gulluce as well for participation! Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
It is important for students and teachers to interact outside of the classroom setting. With this goal in mind, on Monday, May 8th, a volleyball match was held; the middle school students played four rounds against the teachers. This event allowed for the whole school body to engage in friendly competition and enjoy each other's company.
As a final fundraiser, Helping Hands members organized a Dress Down Day that took place on Monday, May 8th. After paying $3, students were able to wear appropriate clothes of their choice. Thanks to everyone who was involved, participated, and donated, the water well money is finally completed. The money collected was also enough for an eye cataract surgery donation. Soon, those in need will have a clean source of water, and healthier eyesight. This is truly a grand and inspiring accomplishment!