A team of teachers and an administrator attended a three dayMobile Learning Conference, in Tucson Arizona. The team attended learning sessions to gain insight on global strategies to integrate the most up-to-date accessories,gizmos, gadgets, and apps. Experts from all around the world gathered together to share knowledge on how to engage and connect students to learning through the integration of technology.
Nicole Garcia, from Fox 10 News, wrote this on April 10th, 2014:
"On Wednesday, students from South Mountain High School were honored for their work to curb underage drinking. They put together a public service announcement called "Too Young To Drink."
They're a talented and creative bunch. The students took home some hardware -- earning first and second place awards for the video and audio PSAs they put together for a contest sponsored by the Phoenix Police Department.
Multimedia students at South Mountain High School combined drama and drinking in the powerful PSA.
"We decided we want them to feel this emotionally, so they don't have to see it in reality, in real life.. that's what made the film.. that's what made our PSA," said SMHS student Leilonni Robinson.
The Phoenix police's contest challenged students to come up with a PSA for the theme "Too Young to Drink." SMHS took first place for the video, winning $5,000 for the school."
Chyna Coleman, Class of 2008, starred in basketball and track at South, but she has just completed her senior year at Jackson State University where she helped take her volleyball team to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.