Comic Con - Volunteers needed! We've broken the tasks down into sub-committees and need volunteers to chair the committees and to serve on the committees. (Decorations, Food, Photography, Costume Contest, etc.)
Last weekend, the debate team attended the DUDA season opener, where they competed against students from all over Dallas. It was a great weekend for the Eagles - wining the top 3 place in varsity is unprecedented, and even more impressive when you consider that all of the SEM debaters are sophomores or juniors. All 3 SEM teams were undefeated, and the tie was broken with individual speaker points. We had big wins against Woodrow Wilson (defending city champion), Law Magnet, and Irma Rangel.
If you see these students, please congratulate them - trophies are on display in the office. Attached is a photo of most of the team. Thanks to our team historian, Leslie Jaramillo, for coming out to cover the team, and our coaches Ms. Gregg and Ms. Zhuge for being awesome and giving up their Saturday to help coach these talented debaters.
1st place Speaker Award: Olivia Northcutt- Wyly
2nd place Speaker Award: Storm Lasseter
5th place Speaker Award: Sophie Rahman
1st place Team Award: Sophie Rahman & Olivia Northcutt- Wyly
2nd place Team Award: Ethan Helfman & Juan Diaz
3rd place Team Award: Storm Lasseter & Akshay Jaitly
1st place Speaker Award: Jacob Joseph
3rd place Speaker Award: Rohan Cherukuru
6th place Team Award: Isra Alinur & Vanessa Vasquez
9th place Team Award: Jacob Joseph & Jennifer Granados
14th place Team Award: Katelyn Candido & Stephanie Torres
4th place Team Award: Mariam Joseph & Oziel De La Fuente
Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for nearly 50 years. Through the efforts of Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.
SEM will feature the winning entries in the yearbook, and PTSA newsletter, and will choose up to 20% or at least one entry from each category to advance to the Council/Regional level. It will then be reviewed and perhaps chosen to advance to State competition, and perhaps then on to National competition!
Students may enter the Reflections program in one or more arts categories with no limit to the amount of entries in a single category. See each arts category rules for additional entry requirements.
The student or at least one person from their primary household must be a current member of the SEM PTSA. (Membership deadline is the submission deadline for Reflections.)
For students who are interested in a healthcare career, the Healthcare Pathway program is a great opportunity to gain valuable insight into how to succeed. On Saturday, November 4, Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates will host the first Healthcare Pathway event.
This event will bring together experts in medicine, college admissions, and educational counseling. It will feature speakers who are hand-selected because they can offer the best advice about applying to colleges and succeeding in the healthcare profession.
In addition to this great event, there will be volunteer and job shadowing opportunities oered to help enhance students' college applications and make them stand out!