And they're off...to Japan Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Jul 2, 2008 at 4:34 pm
Four Pleasanton teens are off in Japan this week, meeting with leaders of eight countries and presenting their solutions to such issues as global warming, child poverty and infectious diseases.
The teens, Manogna Manne, Avani Jariwala, Jamie Vellinger and Matthias McCoy-Thompson, all students at Amador Valley High School, were selected recently by UNICEF to represent the United States at the Junior 8 Summit, held in Japan this year.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 3:04 PM
Posted by Pleasanton mom, a member of the Amador Valley High School community, on Jul 2, 2008 at 4:34 pm
Congratulations to these kids, and to the teachers who mentored them through this process. I am continually amazed at the wide array of wonderful learning opportunities available to Pleasanton kids. What a great accomplishment for these kids. Kudos to all of the teachers, administrators, and support staff in Pleasanton. We are truly very lucky to live in a town with such fine schools.
Posted by Livermore Resident, a resident of Livermore, on Jul 3, 2008 at 9:47 am
Wonderful story. I applaud this opportunity for our youth, who are on the cusp of adulthood, to become involved in world affairs. They can make a difference. I hope the paper will follow-up with perhaps some articles about what their proposals are.