Tami, Hart and I appreciated our SOY visit today to Crockett HS, home of the Cougars! Our new t-shirt was geared to them, and we had a steady stream of students doing the t-shirt challenge.
Since yesterday was Indigenous Peoples' Day, we asked students to write down something they found important in their cultural tradition. Hart said that one student, who was Cambodian, talked about setting out food for the spirits of ancestors. I had not heard of this tradition among Cambodians, but I read up on it later, and perhaps it is the Pchum Ben Festival, a 15-day period when families return to the places of their birth and offer prayers and food to the spirits of their ancestors. It's interesting that this is similar to Dia de los Muertos in Mexico and Texas.
The Penny Poll results showed 37% for Health Care, 22% for Education, 16% for NASA, 13% for the Environment, 9% for the Military and 3% for Humanitarian Aid.
|We are always impressed with the student art displayed on campus. This piece we saw today seemed especially appropriate for the Indigenous Peoples theme.|