The DECA Elite

Eureka High School Students are the DECA elite at the California Career Development Conference Competition:

Eureka High School’s DECA club (DECA = Delta Epsilon Chi) is part of an international association of high school students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, marketing sales and service. At the recent state-wide competition in Santa Clara, our Loggers were top finishers: Finalist (one of top six in the state): Community Service Project for CASA: Ms. Joua Her; Finalist (one of top six in the state): Community Service Project for the Homeless: Ms. Mia Kia Cheng and Ms. Xee Lee; 2nd Place (2nd in state): Creative Marketing Project for the Hmong New Year: Ms. Kha Lisa Her and Ms. Pa Houa Cheng. The 2nd place Logger DECA team earned the right to compete in the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) held in Anaheim this April 29-May 3. Props go to our Business Education teachers Ms. Marcie Chelgren-Smith and Ms. Dianne Herndon; also props to Mr. Art Cardoza, Director of the Humboldt Regional Occupation Program (HROP) – and Logger thanks to Dr. Garry T. Eagles - Superintendent, Humboldt County Office of Education – For more on DECA click here:

Eureka High School’s Redwood Bark News Magazine Receives a James Madison Award for Journalism

The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will honor Eureka High School’s Redwood Bark student journalists as a “Champion of the First Amendment.” The James Madison Freedom of Information Award (named after the guy on the ten dollar bill whom is historically recognized as the creative force behind our Bill of Rights). The award cites the high school journalists that battle for the public’s right to know. The RB students contested an administrative censorship claim in 2008 and prevailed with a mitigated remedy to their grievances. Mr. Drew Ross – RB’s student Editor in Chief states “The Redwood bark now has the freedom it wants and operates on a “trust system” with the new Principal. Congratulations to Mr. Philip Middlemiss, Publications teacher, and his student reporters. Use this link for the story:

Answer to last week’s trivia question: How did the element strontium--also known by the symbol SR and the atomic number 38--get its name? Named after the town of Strontia, Scotland; Winner: Ms. Patricia Day –RSP; close 7 minutes too late: Ms. Rebecca Baugh

The February, 2009 edition of the Eureka High School Logger Letter is now on line. Thanks to everyone for their contribution to the newsletter and to Ms. Karen Wilson, Publisher.

Congratulations to the Eureka High School students who attended County History Day this past Saturday. While our contingent was smaller than it has been in the past, each student who took part earned recognition. Ms. Ashley Anderson, Mr. Jason Thissell, and Ms. Alexandria Basinger all were tops in the individual web page category. Ms. Derby McLaughlin and Ms. Carli McKenny were the winners in the group web page category. Ms. Delia Hayes and Mr. Austin Schmaltz are alternates. All will go on to the state competition.

Principal for One Hour” trivia contest: The first EHS employee to correctly report the answer of this Friday Morning Briefing’s trivia question (to Mrs. Karen Wilson, Secretary to the Principal) will win “Principal for One Hour!” This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Trivia Question: What was the name of Dick and Jane's baby sister in elementary school primers of old?

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