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PEARLS Hawthorne Qualifies For National History Bowl Championship Tournament in Washington, DC
Congratulations to the PEARLS Hawthorne National History Bowl team, who on Saturday, October 26, 2013, earned 2nd place in the New York Lower Hudson Valley Junior Varsity regional National History Bowl competition. PEARLS competed against teams from all over lower New York and Connecticut, defeating other area schools such as White Plains HS, Team Rockland HS, and Green Farms Academy HS. PEARLS will head to Washington DC this spring to compete against teams from all over the United States. Well Done!
Speech and Language Students are African Elephant Heroes
Recently, Speech Language Pathologist Dorinda Aviles spoke with John Calvelli, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Mr. Calvelli informed Ms.Aviles of the need to heighten the public’s awareness of what is happening to the African Elephant, the largest land animal in the world. Last year alone 35,000 elephants were slaughtered for their tusks leaving younger elephants orphaned and having to fend for themselves. Mr. Calvelli revealed that approximately 96 elephants are slaughtered each day! At this rate the African elephant will go extinct if something drastic is not done.
Over the next few weeks, Ms. Aviles’ speech and language students will learn about the plight of the African elephant. While learning new vocabulary words and perfecting their speech sounds, speech and language students will understand what it takes to have their voices heard and be true humanitarians. Students will illustrate pictures to spread the word to help save the elephants. Students will also write letters to President Obama asking him to show the world that the United States will not tolerate the killing of African elephants and ask that he declare a moratorium on ivory sales. After all, the power of one can make a difference!
Please take a moment to read and sign the petition online and help protect these beautiful animals! http://www.96elephants.org