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Saturday, April 10, 2010

MAST Academy's Week in Review - What a Week!

To say that this week has been unique would be an understatement.  We started our return from spring break with a calm teacher work day and the posting of third quarter grades.  We all came back and headed out of port on Tuesday with a steady wind and a lot of excitement for the coming weeks that are full of action and final anticipation of the final quarter and eventually graduation.  Wednesday came and we brought back the Classic Academic Symposium (I promise to have more to say about this in another post) and it was a showcase of who and what we are as a school and community.  Thursday came and it gave an appearance as to allowing us to fall into a good sailing routine with fine weather and shining waters.  Then we received a phone call from the White House.  I received word that MAST had been selected as one of six national finalist for the President's Commencement Challenge.  The Challenge is a competition for all high schools across the United States in which we are asked to show our dedication to providing the best possible education for students in preparing them for college and career choices (I will post the actual press release following this entry).  Needless to say, we could not be any happier nor more proud of our students.  From the start, MAST's application has been student designed and student led.  The coming two weeks will be eventful!  In moving forward, the six finalists will be making a three minute video about their school with the assistance of Get Schooled, a professional video company.  Those videos will then be posted at for a period of voting for the entire nation.  Upon completion of the voting, three ultimate finalist will be presented to the President for his final selection.  Wish us luck and once the voting opens, please help MAST with your vote!

More to come ...

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