By CHRISTIAN HERNANDEZ
One of the best aspects of going back to school growing up was back to school shopping. Whether it was a new pair of Nike sneakers, a new Jansport backpack or a new Weezer T-shirt (my favorite band in high school), I was always excited to get back to school to show off my new gear.
This past summer I had that same feeling, but not because of my clothes. Over the summer the arc Drop-In Center in Room B-24 received a much needed makeover. Thanks to the steady hand of Rafael Dominguez, arc Site Coordinator at Maywood Academy, as well as South Gate High students, junior Kane Trujillo and senior Oscar Corona, our home now looks sleek and welcoming.
“Seeing the room change from being kind of dirty to making it a better room for years to come — yet still having all the memories of the old arc room – was a great experience,” said Kane Trujillo about the transformation. He continued, “Knowing I could be a part of something bigger than myself is an exciting thing.”
We encourage all students, staff and faculty to come by and visit our newly renovated Drop-In Center. We look forward to an adventurous and fun year. Good luck SGHS! Let’s make 2016-17 a great school year together!
Christian Hernandez is the Site Coordinator for arc after school programs at South Gate High School. Learn more about our high school programs.