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Senior projects, winter sports and golf tourney

Posted: March 25th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Helix Highlights | No Comments

By Jennifer Osborn

Volunteers needed for Senior Boards

We invite the community to participate in Helix’s 2016 Senior Boards. All Helix seniors must complete the Senior Project, which entails creating a product, coordinating an event, planning a performance, or providing an actual service that has been designed by them. The final phase of the Senior Project is Senior Boards, which provides an opportunity for our students to shine and to feel a sense of accomplishment as they demonstrate their knowledge and skills to their community.

Senior Boards will take place on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, from noon – 4 p.m. Community members are welcome to participate in either or both dates. Please contact me at josborn@helixcharter.net to confirm your participation.

The Senior Project is just one example of Helix’s ongoing efforts to provide graduates with the tools necessary to succeed in their future endeavors, whether it is college, full-time employment, trade school, or the military.

(back row, l to r) Jeff Kepper, Casey Hargis, Sophie Rucker, Gabrielle Root, Zoe Hull, Hannah Gannam, Lucy Stronach, Ashlee Hagen, Alexa Lockett, Kevin Hagen; (middle row) Devon Molina, Emma Larsen, Olivia Root, Rio Rogalski, Claire Watkins, Andrea Lee, Briana Reed, Dominique Banks; (front row) Adriana Gonzalez, Telmera Marlatt, Jenna Asimos, Jazmin Pineda (Photo by PBM Photography)

(back row, l to r) Jeff Kepper, Casey Hargis, Sophie Rucker, Gabrielle Root, Zoe Hull, Hannah Gannam, Lucy Stronach, Ashlee Hagen, Alexa Lockett, Kevin Hagen; (middle row) Devon Molina, Emma Larsen, Olivia Root, Rio Rogalski, Claire Watkins, Andrea Lee, Briana Reed, Dominique Banks; (front row) Adriana Gonzalez, Telmera Marlatt, Jenna Asimos, Jazmin Pineda (Photo by PBM Photography)

Winter sports success

Our Winter Sports season ended with many successes in wrestling and soccer.

Wrestler Trence Gillem won the State Championship in his weight class. He is the first Helix wrestler to earn this honor. He was also named the CIF San Diego Section Wrestler of the Year. Wrestler Destiny Lyng was a CIF First Team selection and Adam Krzywicki was selected the CIF Wrestling Coach of the Year.

The Girls’ Soccer Team won the CIF Division 3 Championship and advanced to the Regional Semifinals for the State Tournament. Soccer player Claire Watkins was selected to the CIF First Team.

Golf tournament

The Helix High School Foundation is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Highlander Open Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will also feature a celebration to recognize the retirement of Donnie Van Hook after 42 years as a Helix teacher and coach.

The tournament will take place on Saturday, May 21 at Carlton Oaks Golf Course in Santee. Check-in and pre-tournament contests will begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The tournament will feature a hole-in-one car prize and other prize holes; pre-tournament putting and short game contests; closest-to-the-pin contests; long-drive contests for women, men, and 60-plus age groups; team awards for all-male foursomes, all-female foursomes, and mixed foursomes.

Entry fees are $120 per player, or $440 per foursome. Your donation includes:

  • Green fee and cart
  • Tournament gifts
  • Range balls
  • Cart lunch
  • Pre-tournament putting and pitching contests
  • BBQ dinner (on site after golf)

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information contact Frank Theroux at theroux@helixcharter.net or 619-644-1940, ext. 136.

—Jennifer Osborn writes on behalf of Helix Charter High School. Reach her at josborn@helixcharter.net.

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