By Matthew Goncalves and Kalysta Frost
Dramatic music starts playing as Video Production teacher Vincent Nelson and Expeditions Dean Monica Hanson charge at each other from across the gym. Wielding swords and dressed in their finest furs, they lead the charge as students run behind them with smoke bombs to throw at their opponents. The battle starts, the two swords clashing and smoke bombs flying at opponents as the crowd cheers.
Staff Writers Melissa Domingo and Amanda Yon put together this video of Shasta’s Celebration of Learning.
The battle set the tone for a spirited awards ceremony which kicked off the Celebration of Learning at Summit Shasta High School on April 25. Parents and students came together to showcase their hard work and Expeditions projects that they completed over the course of the 2018-19 school year.
The awards ceremony allowed for Expeditions teachers to award students for certain traits and talents. Videos made by Video Production and robots made by the Robotics class were showcased.
After the awards ceremony, Independent Study students then presented to interested parents about their year in the class and what they studied.
Parents who roamed around the quad were also able to watch and join in on the Health and Fitness class as they did a variety of exercises and stretches.
People going to C3 were treated to good food and drinks as students of the Cooking Fundamentals and Advanced Cooking classes were there making food and drink samples for visitors to come and try. The food samples came with a quick presentation about the origin or the significance of how the food was made.
Video Game Programming presented their games in arcade style. Creative Writing as Performance ran a Poetry Slam.
Many other classes at the event had open rooms to showcase presentations about their unique topics. Click here to see a newsletter with more information about the event.
You can view videos and articles about all of Shasta’s Expeditions courses through this interactive feature.
See below for a slideshow of the Celebration of Learning highlights:
Staff Writers Jenny Hu, Sophia Lim, Jordan Singh and Sophia Woehl put together this slideshow.