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    Palma Students Build Kites After Reading The Kite Runner

    Posted June 1, 2015

    Video: http://www.montereyherald.com/social-affairs/20150601/palma-students-build-kites-after-reading-the-kite-runner. Nikhil Manimaran works to get a kite into the air as students from Mrs. Sarah DeSantis’s sophomore English class test out kites on the football field at Palma High School in Salinas on Monday. The students just finished reading The Kite Runner and were asked to build kites from scratch and fill them with symbols and quotes from the book. The students got extra credit if their kite flies.

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    Top HS Graduates

    Posted May 22, 2015

    Valedictorian: Rishay Patel. Salutatorian: David A. Nunes. >> “This year marks the end of one journey but the start of an even greater one. There is not a doubt in my mind that Palma has prepared us for the future challenges we will face. Students from the Class of 2015 will journey all over the country to represent Palma's tradition of excellence, honor, and courage. We are proud, we are intelligent, we are ready — and we are the Class of 2015" - Rishay Patel.

  • Interact Club Hosts Honored Speaker Secretary Panetta Today

    Posted May 21, 2015

    Former Secretary of Defense and Head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mr. Leon Panetta, will be speaking at Palma School today. This opportunity is being sponsored by the Interact Club and will take place during the Advisory/Study Hall period of the Gold Day this week. This event is open to a limited number of students, who have indicated their intent to attend by signing up with the school in advance. Mr. Panetta will be speaking on his path to becoming a leader and there will be time after his talk for questions. Palma’s Interact Club is coordinated by Palma Teacher and Director of Student Activities, Mr. Sterrett. Mr. Panetta's grandson, Michael, will graduate with the Senior Class 2015.

  • Palma Physics Thrives in College Competition

    Posted May 1, 2015

    Palma Physics students completed another successful run at the annual Hartnell College Physics Olympics on Thursday, April 23. The competition featured bridge building, egg drop, marshmallow towers, stacking of building fulcrum blocks, a robotics workshop, and several exciting physics demonstrations. Palma's Physics Instructor is Mr. Chris O'Brien.

  • Palma Band Wins Awards in SoCal

    Posted April 30, 2015

    Directed by Mr. Uccello, the Palma Symphonic Band earned two trophies for their award-winning performances there: 1) a Silver (2nd) Place trophy and 2) the “Spirit of Anaheim” trophy. Only one band receives the Spirit of Anaheim trophy for honorable behavior and exemplary spirit.

  • Palma Celebrates Earth Day

    Posted April 29, 2015

    In honor of Earth Day this month, we share this video from Palma's 2014-2015 Action Leaders Group to inspire you. This student-designed award-winning recycling promotion was shown at the convention last September in St John's, Florida for Action Leaders from Edmund Rice Christian Brother Schools from North and South America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxXXfFI4Hdc&feature=youtu.be&list=PLE3KRqxe4NgqqMdGa_ULLV-j93PjCnvk9

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    Sophomore Achieves at Science Fair

    Posted March 16, 2015

    Palma Sophomore, Saransh Rakshak, won two awards at the 2015 Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair on Sunday March 15.

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    Cornejo, Guest Speaker for Private Screening of “McFarland, USA” Film.

    Posted March 16, 2015

    “I came to this country at the age of 6 and started working in the fields when I was 8,” said Palma High Coach and Teacher, Francisco Cornejo, ... And when I wasn’t working, I would run.”

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    An Unlikely Collaboration Between Students and Inmates

    Posted March 9, 2015

    Students from Palma High and inmates at Soledad State Prison are unlikely collaborators on a book about male role models. Follow story here: http://www.ksbw.com/news/an-unlikely-collaboration-at-between-students-and-inmates/31708510.

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    Palma’s Mock Trial Surpasses Expectations

    Posted February 10, 2015

    Palma was 1 judge’s call away from being in the finals as one of Monterey County’s top 2 teams.

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