My son participated in Magnolia’s science fair last weekend. It was an awesome experience. There were students from all Magnolia schools to present their projects to the judges. My son did not make it to the top three, but the experience in itself was definitely rewarding! Long-term planning of the project, the experiment phase, and the presentation all together helped my son sharpen both his scientific and social skills.
To our amusement, Magnolia hosted their ping-pong tournament on the very same day. The finalists played before the audience waiting for the science-fair award ceremony. I am truly impressed by the fact that a team of students traveled all the way from a Magnolia school in Santa Clara County to the City of Bell for the ping-pong tournament. Their teachers must be crazy to give up their Saturday and drive for a ping-pong tournament! Yet, this kind of dedication seems to be normal at Magnolia. And I am not surprised anymore.
I appreciate the valuable experience my child had meeting students from different parts of California. Latino, white, African-American, Asian—you name it, a diverse group of students was present. Everybody was friendly with each other and the event was bonding—for us, parents, too.
Did I mention the science show was really fun? The presenter launched rockets about couple hundred feet high in the air that parachuted back to earth, reminiscing of my childhood days when we tried to make rockets from water bottles.
Thank you, Magnolia, for organizing such a great event!!!
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