On Wednesday, April 13, Assistant Principal Joe Mahood was appointed the Vice President of the Central Coast Section (CCS), the sports league that Aragon plays under. San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, San Benito County, and Monterey County all are a part of CCS. In addition, several Catholic and Christian high schools in San Francisco compete in CCS. The region spans from Daly City to King City, and comprises of over 100 schools.
On Saturday, April 23, over 150 attendees came to Aragon High School for the Bay Area Youth Summit (BAYS) which was hosted by the Aragon Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). Led by GSA Senior President Jason Galisatus, the summit’s theme was anti-bullying and featured numerous speakers advocating for LGBT issues and rights.
Aragon’s annual Talent Show was held on Friday, May 6, and included talents such as singing, dancing, handshaking, and playing rock-n-roll music. The show was divided into two acts with an intermission; the first act was composed primarily of people singing and playing instruments, while the second act primarily had dances.
With the end of this school year, many staff members will be either retiring or leaving the school alongside the graduating class. Staff members such as Lisa Fox, George Engle, and James Richmond will be retiring this year after years of teaching. However, for other reasons, several other teachers will be departing from Aragon. Temporary teachers in different subject areas will not be returning to teach next year, primarily due to the smaller size of the incoming freshman class.
The 2010-11 school year has been a busy one for the Aragon Music Department. Both orchestra teacher David Martin and band teacher Troy Davis have hosted a number of visiting music groups from across the nation, including some from Utah and Montana. Martin says, “We exchange music with them, they play pieces for us and we play for them in what is called ‘call and response.’ It’s just for fun and our students get a chance to see and hear other kids just like them.”
“There are two messages that the [AIDS quilt] sends out, first: the devastation of disease, and second: the disease effects all ages, races, sexual orientations, and genders. There is a story behind the disease, and in 2011 that story is no longer being shared on the level that it used to be,” said GSA Advisor Vince Bravo.
A suit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) last September will likely make large changes in operation of many curricular and extra-curricular activities at Aragon next year. The suit has prompted a statewide policy that public school institutions cannot mandate fees for any class or extra-curricular activity.
Read through the interviews of nine senior students who are about to go off to college this year! They include Joseph Gemignani, Emily Zelter, Jacqueline Cortez, and Sarah Hosokawa. The interviews have been compiled in a collaborative by Wassim Khemici and Paniz Amirnasiri.
Read through the interviews of nine senior students who are about to go off to college this year! They include Erin Sullivan, Michelle Yu, Joseph Hala’ufia, Kirsty McBurnie, and Caroline Breaux. The interviews have been compiled in a collaborative by Wassim Khemici and Paniz Amirnasiri.
For this year’s final club features, we will be featuring four innovative and community-inspiring clubs. Ranging from Math Club, to Christian Club, to the Breakfast Club, to the Black Student Union, at Aragon, there are clubs for anyone on campus to get involved in! Graphics by Natalie Palter.
Every graduating student attending university seeks a different experience. Some want to go far, some want to stay close. Some want urban, and some prefer rural. Regardless of the setting, an integral aspect of the “college experience” is the social aspect. While many students choose to go at it on their own, this year there are a healthy number of seniors attending the same college as their friends.
Graduation is a day of celebration and speeches. However, with only three students speaking on the graduation stage, not everyone can share their parting thoughts. Thus, many seniors offered their thoughts as to what they would say if they could give a graduation speech.