SECA Invades the Exploratorium!
On April 18th at 8:15 a.m., 311 SECA students boarded buses. The destination? San Francisco's Exploratorium. Science and math were the themes of the day, and Seniors Zairah Ungab and Lisa Li (above) participated in one of the many activities the day had to offer. Just a few of the topics students learned about were light refraction, probability, gravity calculations, and water evaporation.
2013 California Invitational Marathon
On December 8th, 2013 Seventeen SECA Timberwolves braved the cold elements to participate in the 31st annual California International Marathon from Folsom to Sacramento. This year 4 relay teams of 4 runners completed the 26.2 mile course. Coach Hoang along with Ricardo Meza, Rosa Martinez, and Mario Salcedo completed the entire course. Congratulations to all the participants.
Team members: Course Time:
SECA I – Ricardo Meza, Andrew Yan, Ntawv Vang, Roberto Torrefranca 4:09
SECA II – Mario Salcedo, Kai Samoy, Rain Taganas, Juan Dominguez 4:09
SECA III- Thomas Tuon, Juan Rodan, Brendan Wong, Casey Kwok 4:28
SECA IV – Rosa Martinez, Wendy Aguayo, Alaina Fua, Neha Patel 4:30
Speech and Debate News
Congratulations to the following Speech and Debaters:
Charles Nye- Tied for 1st in Impromptu @ Beark Creek, made the finals in Original Prose and Poetry @ UOP, and tied for 1st in Inpromptu @ Modesto High.
Evan Marks- Honorable mention and 5th place in Impromptu @ Bear Creek.
Orion Capuyon- Made it to the semi-finals @ UOP in Impromptu.
Lauren Von Behren- Tied for 1st in Original Prose and Poetry @ Modesto High.
Andres Solis- Tied for 2nd in Original Prose and Poetry @ Modesto High.
The teams next competition will be at Kimball High on December 14th. Good luck Timberwolves!
Congratulations Class of 2013
You will forever be known as the 1st class! We wish you the best of luck as you continue your journey.
SECA Senior makes a splash at the TCAL Championships!
SECA's AnaMiguel Rodriguez became a Tri-City Athletic League Champion (TCAL) in two events with her record breaking 1:09.88 minute time in the 100 yard Breaststroke and a 2:22 minute time in the 200 Individual Medley at the TCAL Championships held at Tokay High School. Great job AnaMiguel! Go Timberwolves!!
Nothing says you care like 20 gallons of water!
Culminating a week of hard work by SECA students duirng CST's, Mr. Thom cools down with the Physics club during Field Day! How much did students pay to dunk Mr. Thom with 20 gallons of water? :)
Timberwolves endure a stormy weekend...
Two SECA teams participated in the 30th anniversary of the California International Marathon on December 2, 2012. Runners endured stormy conditions of rain and wind to complete the 26.2 mile course from Folsom to Sacramento. Team SECA 1 completed the course in 4 hours and 5 minutes while Team SECA II completed the course in 4 hours and 17 minutes.
Runners and miles completed:
Coach Tom Hoang - 26.2 miles, Richard Huynh - 26.2 miles, Alec Sanchez - 14.6 miles, Ricardo Meza - 14.6 miles, Jose Meza - 12.7 miles, Derrik Held - 12.7 miles, Andrew Casares - 5.7 miles, and Rosa Martinez - 5.7 miles.
SECA's First Spirit Rally
The first spirit rally SECA's ever had was on Friday, Oct. 6 from 5-7pm. Attended by 241 of the 332 students enrolled, the highly sought after "Spirit Stick" was won by the seniors, even though every class had high enthusiasm and cheering power. Planned by students for students, ASB is already planning a spring rally.
Students Win High School Journalism Awards
Congratulations to Junior Christopher Crawford and Senior Meziah Cristobal! They both received Third Place awards in the annual High School Journalism Contest sponsored by The Record. Meziah placed for page layout, while Christopher placed for criticism/review writing. For full details, visit this Stockton Record article.
Freshman Orientation: All fun and games
Incoming freshmen participated in their first high school orientation at SECA's new location on Aug. 9. During the morning, students participated in a four-hour Point Break outreach workshop, where they played games, did anti-bullying activities, and large and small group teambuilding exercises. Students were impacted by the activities that caused self-reflection and a sharing of emotions. Several reported out in their group summary that they are glad to realize how much they have in common with their peers. We can't wait to start classes on Monday, Aug. 13!
Fun Filled Physics
SECA Physics Club sponsored a trip to Six Flags on May 25th, 2012. While riding rollercoasters and flume rides, students learned about principles such as potential energy, kinetic energy, centripetal acceleration, instantaneous velocity, vertical acceleration, lateral acceleration, momentum, and g force. Who would have thought science could be so much fun?
SECA Students Brave the Bed of Nails
To show that force is distributed evenly across an increased surface area, Mr. Eayrs' physics class constructed a bed of nails and put it on display in the cafeteria at lunch on Monday October, 3rd. The bed measures 2’x6’ and contains 1633 nails. It took roughly 4 weeks to build. Those who were brave got to try it out....