Welcome, Chieftains, future Chieftains, and our Palma Community.
y name is Andrew Schlegel and I am your Student Body
President.There are a variety of
ways to become involved at Palma.For example, I am active in the Palma Newspaper, CORE, Model United
Nations, and National Honors Society.I am also involved in clubs on campus, including the Interact Club,
Diversity Club, and Latin Club.Another large part of who I am is being an athlete.In the fall I compete in football, and
in the spring I play tennis.If,
by chance, you do not find something that really interests you, you are able to
get together with friends and create a new club.
Palma, you are encouraged to become involved and try new things that will shape
you into an exceptional student.You enter a brotherhood at Palma and we challenge you to be the best
that you can be.If you struggle,
we will be there to guide you on the right path to success.Extra-curricular activities are what
have made my time in high school awesome, and I urge you to find something that
interests you and to become passionate about it.The opportunities are available, and I challenge you to take
advantage of them.
addition to the numerous things happening on campus, there are always events
going outside and around Palma.From Family Day on the first Saturday of the school year, to the
multiple dances with our sister school, Notre Dame, there is never a dull
moment.Our homecoming is one of
our biggest events at Palma.The
dress up days, dodge ball tournament, football game and finally the dance make
homecoming a week to remember.
Without a doubt,
our school would not be complete without what we do to give back to the others.
Palma provides many service
opportunities in our own community and even on an international level. Every spring break a group of nearly
forty students, faculty, and chaperones go to Mexico to build homes for less
fortunate families. In our own
community, we glean the fields of Salinas with Ag Against Hunger, taking all
left over raw produce from an already harvested field and giving it to the less
fortunate. We also make weekly
trips to tutor young students in East Salinas at the Center for Life. Students also have the opportunity to
serve the hungry at Dorothy’s place.In my own experience, working with students in our area sheds the most
light upon the value of the service we do at Palma.
best advice to you is to make your time at Palma well worth it. Get involved,
get active, and cherish the experience of being a Palma Chieftain; be proud,
not everyone has this opportunity!