I am writing to thank the Mountain Democrat for recently publishing information that has led to an exciting opportunity for Independence High School students. I was reading the Nov. 1 issue when I saw the article about Al Gore’s upcoming visit to Sacramento. Long story short, as a result of your publication I will be taking seven students to the event on Tuesday, Nov. 12 thanks also to the Sacramento Speakers “Share the Vision” program that is providing the tickets for us.
The students who have been selected to attend this event are proud to be representing Independence High School and the El Dorado Union High School District and will no doubt remember this, perhaps life changing, event for years to come. I would also like to thank my administration and the district office for encouraging me to seek out a variety of experiential educational experiences for our students.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting your staff photographer, Pat Dollins, when he came to take photos of the Independence High School team that competed in the recent California Forestry Challenge at Leoni Meadows. The team presented our sponsors, Jane and Pam Harris of the Harris Tree Farm, with a team photograph to thank them for their contribution to the event which was organized by Dianne Dealy-Neal.
Thank you again for providing a valuable service to the community and our students. I will forward photos of our proud students with the former vice president and Nobel Prize winner.
Biology/Physical Science, Independence High School