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Having a mentor group means having a second family to Tahoma students

By Jannaya Garcia and Priya Kaur Staff Writers When walking around Summit Tahoma, it is a common sight to see students dressed up in their mentor gear. Mentor groups at Tahoma have come up with traditions with their group to create some type of clothing article to represent their group. For example, Audrey Hart’s group all have matching yellow Crocs

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Students and teachers share how they have bonded with their mentor group

By Lilith Flowers and Kaitlyn Kelley   Staff Writers  “This year, recently, I struggled a lot because my baby cousin passed away, so I was able to open up to her, and she was, like, there to comfort me,” Mikala Zavala said. “And same thing with my fellow mentees.” Zavala, a junior at Summit Tahoma, shared her relationship with her mentor,

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Mentor groups help strengthen Summit Rainier community

By Maritza Aguirre, Cecelia Carrillo, Blanca Melgarejo and Jordan Ricardez Staff Writers Family, friends, community. Where can you find these things? Summit Rainier, a high school in San Jose, uses mentor groups to build community by allowing students to meet and interact with people students normally wouldn’t interact with.  A mentor group is a group of students put together during

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Mentor groups define our community

By Marcelo Espinoza, Raul Martinez, Nicholas Reed and Armando Sanchez Staff Writers We wanted to know more about how our school develops community, so we turned to something exclusive to Summit Preparatory Charter High School and its Summit Public Schools affiliates: the mentor group program.  The program has been revered for building close bonds between students and their teachers by

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