October 19, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Students in Action Club Profile

Among the many volunteer clubs that have bloomed in San Mateo High, one supports and recognizes community service done by the students in the school: Students in Action, currently managed by Sarah Rossi, Lizzie Siegle, Elise Chu. Known to compete with other schools, SIA has accepted various awards in the past, such as the Youth Service Challenge Award for the canned food drive.

During the past years, SIA hosted events to support those with hunger or cancer. Last year, they planned out the Hunger Games for hunger, where students sponsored teachers in a balloon stomp by donating money, which went to WorldVision. Similarly, the club organized a Halloween carnival for kids at Shelter Network, which took place on October 24th, 2012.

“We vote on charities or areas we want to support and help, but we enjoy helping kids,” said Lizzie Siegle, a president of the club. “We fundraise and represent our beautiful school at service events and in the community, often getting involved with local media.”

The members are thinking of hosting another Hunger Games for hunger when the well-know sequel, Catching Fire, comes out. For future events, they’re also planning a lunch event: Stand Up to Cancer. Students would “stand up to cancer” by solely standing at lunch, not sitting, in support of someone they know who has or had cancer.

Furthermore, the club has another way of motivating students to help out. SIA gives out Jefferson Awards once a month to students who get nominated by an adult or another student, and encourages everyone to track all their service hours and give them back to them to submit in a report at the end of the year

In short, the club is always bustling around to support others in need. With various events coming up, there are sure to be chances for everyone to participate and volunteer. If you have any ideas, pitch them in at the Students in Action meetings on Wednesdays at lunch in room A007, Ms. Catalli’s room, and make a difference.

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