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Senior Brenden Woods enjoys working in the greenhouse with classmates at Kaweah High School in Exeter. But amidst the succulents, flowers and other ornamental plants, he wished there was a way to grow something that could benefit people in need more than brightening up their window sill. “I wanted to grow fresh fruits and vegetables that could be donated to the Exeter Food Closet,” he said. “It’s kind of like a community garden that is run by students.”
Beth Micari of Kaweah High School was named California Continuation Education Association 2017 State Teacher of the Year for her work at the small, rural school. Micari teaches English, Leadership, Floral Design, Greenhouse, and Cross-Age Tutoring at the continuation high school in Exeter. During her time at the school, she has authored, implemented and developed funding for several academic programs for students, and has received 15 grants for those programs she created.
A local school administrator is setting the pace for continuation high school success on a statewide level. Last month, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) announced that Kaweah High School Principal Darin Pace is the Tulare County and regional award winner for the Continuation/Educational Options Administrator of the Year. Pace’s award for ACSA Region 11 — which encompasses Tulare, Kings, Kern, Inyo and Mono counties – makes him eligible for the statewide award as well.