When it came time for Thacher School junior Grace Huber to fulfill a longtime dream and get involved in competitive high school robotics, she looked over the hill and about three miles southeast, where the OVS robotics team was willing to share how it had established a winning tradition.
This year, the Humane Society of Ventura County has 18 OVS students who have already done their training and have a one-year commitment to the program. This is the highest number of OVS volunteers in the past 10 years, and two vans will be taking students to the shelter every Tuesday.
This year, students have the opportunity to be part of a new speaking competition called Spud Talks, a public speaking platform that will give the student body the ability to share their individual ideas and individual identities. Participants are able to choose their own topics, which will all come under the larger theme of “Retrospect.”