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Yearbook Day

Betty Thomas

May 7, 2014

Friday is the day; yearbook day that is. A day in which everyone frantically goes around for signatures, with semi-sincere messages of friendship attached. A day where everyone happily receives their books, scouring it cover to...

Behind the Scenes: NHS Talent Show

Betty Thomas

May 7, 2014

The first annual NHS Talent Show took place this past Saturday. Now I can take a huge sigh of relief. As president of NHS, I was in wading into uncharted waters as we broke from tradition and stopped hosting Rock for Hope. Going...

American Soccer Scores

Betty Thomas

May 2, 2014

In another win for soccer's status in the United States, it will be hosting the Copa America Centenario in June of 2016. The tournament, a special addition of the Copa America series to celebrate its centennial, will be the first...

Puntos Culturales

Betty Thomas

April 24, 2014

Puntos culturales, or “culture points” is an annual project for Spanish classes levels four through six. Introduced many years ago by a former SMW teacher, Fabiola Herdoiza, puntos culturales force spanish students out of their...

Betty Takes DC: Reflection

Betty Thomas

April 20, 2014

For a month now, I have tried to encapsulate my USSYP experience into words. Instead, I share disjointed memories of powerful speakers, prodigious delegates and phenomenal desserts.  Perhaps as I grow old and wise, pensive and...

West Wears White

West Wears White

April 15, 2014

Violence in JoCo?

Betty Thomas

April 13, 2014

I am sitting here in shock. The hail is pounding on my roof and CNN is struggling to be heard over the ruckus. I am in shock that three members of our community were killed today by a possible nazi sympathizer at the Jewish...

Betty Takes Washington DC: Day 7

Betty Thomas

March 25, 2014

Brian Lamb: founder of C-SPAN Macon Phillips: Coordinator of the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs   It has been over week since I experienced this magical day. The details are already...

Betty Takes Washington DC: Day 6

Betty Thomas

March 14, 2014

Day 6: Thursday   Dr. Michelle Taller: astrophysicist and the smartest person I’ve ever met Charles F. Bolden, Jr.: NASA administrator Koichi Wakate and Richard Mastraccio: current astronauts on the ISS Co...

Betty Takes Washington DC: Day 5

Betty Thomas

March 14, 2014

Day 5: Wednesday   Lieutenant General Joseph Lengyel: Air National Guard Aluwani Museisi- First Secretary: Socio-Economic and Development Embassy of South Africa Unfortunately this morning Secretary Chuck Hagel of the Depar...

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