Alicia Dantzker, Athenian’s newest biology teacher, is a national-level competitive Ultimate player. Alicia started playing Ultimate in college for Stanford and has played in competitive adult leagues ever since. Alicia is currently part of a Bay Area team called Fury, which has won the national prize seven years in a row! This year’s championship was in Sarasota, Florida, and Alicia helped her team win the championship with her speed, defense, and amazing lay-outs. Congratulations, Alicia!
Photos from http://www.ultiphotos.com/usau/club/2012/champs/womens/final
Read about the mock election here.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the sophomore US History classes by participating in Tuesday’s Athenian Mock Election.
Your votes have been counted and the results are in! Here they are:
President & Vice President: Barack Obama & Joe Biden
Proposition 33–AUTO INSURANCE COVERAGE BASED ON DRIVER’S HISTORY: NO
Proposition 34–REPEAL THE DEATH PENALTY: YES
Proposition 35–INCREASE HUMAN TRAFFICKING PENALTIES: YES
Proposition 36–REVISES THREE STRIKES LAW: YES
Proposition 37–LABELING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS: YES
If you would like to see how Athenian’s results compare to the state of California, you can check out this link.
The election included grades 6-12, as well as faculty and staff, so we thought you would be interested in seeing a breakdown of voter turn-out by grade level and among faculty and staff:
6th Grade: 36%
7th Grade: 40%
8th Grade: 68%
9th Grade: 65%
10th Grade: 84%
11th Grade: 54%
12th Grade: 57%
Congratulations sophomores for your high voter turn-out, and we would also like to thank the 8th and 9th grades for coming out in record numbers!
Thank you again for your support of democracy and the sophomore class!
April and Stephanie, U.S. Studies Teachers