Teacher debuts coming-of-age novel

Man is holding a book.

John Erickson didn’t have to look far for inspiration for his young adult novel. As an English teacher at Rio Mesa High School, Erickson turned to his students to find the theme of his newly published book, which explores the optimism of teens who overcome personal obstacles to succeed. “It’s about taking matters into your […]

Hueneme literacy fair engages and entertains

Students are worn like Indians.

Hueneme High School’s Advanced Placement Spanish Literature students hosted their 4th annual Spanish Literacy Fair for kindergarten to third grade students on Friday, May 27th, 2010 at the school’s baseball field. Hueneme students presented stories they wrote and made them come alive for their young audiences. The idea of writing and publishing student stories was […]

Teens recognized for winning essays

Teens recognized for winning essays.

Six area high school students were recognized earlier this month by the Camarillo Noontime Optimist Club for penning outstanding essays on the topic “How my education is the key to a successful future.” The teens, who competed against 50 of their peers, included Nathan Sullivan, Sne Kanji, Erik Pinuelas and Stephany Vazquez, all from Rio […]

Student’s essay nets $1,000 prize

Meg Wolfgram is giving a speech.

Meg Wolfgram, a senior at Rio Mesa High School, reads a personal essay about her life and values during a luncheon hosted by the Camarillo Las Posas Republican Women Federated at Spanish Hills Country Club on April 19. For her essay, Wolfgram was awarded $1,000.

Hueneme’s Literacy Fair draws 1,000 grade school kids

Kids want to answer the question.

Over 1,000 area elementary school students poured into Hueneme High School’s baseball field to listen to stories, enjoy carnival-like shows, sing songs, do a little dancing and maybe even kick around a soccer ball. Hueneme High held its fourth annual Literacy Fair on May 28, and young boys and girls weren’t the only ones who […]