NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
March 17, 2014 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909)595-1261 ext. 31204
Lucky Day at Diamond Bar High
DIAMOND BAR, CA—St. Patrick’s Day brought a little luck of the Irish to Diamond Bar High School on March 17.
Students in the Special Day Class wore leprechaun-approved green shirts to celebrate the holiday. No pinching here!
During lunchtime, members of the Autism Young Ambassadors Club stopped by with a craft project.
Art Teacher and Advisor Coleen Gee brought supplies for the entire class – markers, paper, scissors, glue, staplers and chocolate “coins” to tuck into the pot of gold.
Each student colored rainbows and then assembled a Happy St. Patrick’s Day project with the help of club members.
The club was revived this year when senior Valerie Huang approached her art teacher.
“I told her I really want to do things for students,” she said.
The service club is now active with 15 members.
“Mrs. Gee helps me a lot,” Huang said.
“The last president graduated and then Valerie was interested. so we got it going this year. And my kids are wonderful!” Gee said.
Last month, the club hosted a Valentine’s Day project with a heart and lollipop.
“I enjoy having the opportunity to help our students engage in a fun artistic experience on campus. It’s a meaningful experience for both the SDC students and our club members,” Gee said.
Huang said the club is really trying to make a difference.
“We’re raising awareness for Autism and for all students who need a little help,” Huang said.
Shawn Limboch shows his St. Patrick’s Day art project with Club President Valerie Huang.
Diamond Bar High School Art Teacher Coleen Gee helps put the finishing touches on a St. Patrick’s Day project in the SDC class. The activity was sponsored by the Autism Young Ambassadors Club.
Member Amy Li helps glue the rainbow on a project and then got a “high five when it was finished.