Laureates, Life After, and Ukuleles: this week on Best of SNO

It’s officially spring, and we’re celebrating with some excellent Best of SNO stories. This week, Borah High School welcomes a Poet Laureate, Mekayla Phan profiles a peer’s life after the tsunami, and North Hall High gets acquainted with the girl with the uke. Read on for our weekly picks, written and submitted by students just like yours.

Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, connects with high school students by sharing poems – Demi Nicole Manglona, Borah High School
“Poetry is like music, sometimes you have to listen to it before you can understand it.”

Living After the Tsunami – Mekayla Phan, Sahuaro High School
“I think the most amazing part is that everybody in Japan was able to help out each other no matter what. They didn’t stand still and grieve over what happened.”

The Girl Behind the Ukulele – Destiny Mobley, North Hall High
“I like to make people happy, and to some, it usually makes them smile. I hope to brighten their day.”

Ethan Thompson’s Self Expression – Nathan Johnson, Peninsula High School
“When we were travelling I would always watch Youtube channels and I would think, ‘Hey, that would be pretty fun’.”

The Snow Hill Quartet – Erin Hogge, Kettle Run High School
“Being in a quartet presents challenges that are not in the typical orchestra class. You as an individual represent your part in the group.”

We love featuring student journalism that’s interesting, well-written, and takes a unique angle on the stories we see every day. Encourage your students to polish up that story (or video or multimedia piece) and submit it right here!