Four of Diamond Ranch Academy's students were invited to attend the 4/H Southwest Region Ambassadors’ leadership training activities. They participated and represented Diamond Ranch Academy very well. Each reported back that it was a great learning and growing experiance. A summary of their activities and agenda follows:
Thursday April 9th. 2-5 pm participate in group games at the Washington City Community Center, including: basketball, racquetball, climbing wall, and racing to dress in military camouflage clothing and run an obstacle course. After each activity, the groups sat in circles and talked about what they learned from the event.
From 5:30 to 6:30 the girls stuffed cloth animals to send to children in Africa.
6:30 dinner was served.
7:00 to 8:30 Youth ambassadors talked about rules of conduct and performed skits. The guest speaker was Max Rose the Superintendent of the Washington County School District and our students loved his talk. Our girls returned home to Diamond Ranch Academy at 9 pm.
Friday April 10th, our girls went to the following workshops: Purgatory Correctional Jail, Human Fooseball, and more service projects. After lunch, they went to more workshops including: Money and you, Obstacle Course and Ice cream. One of our girls was pleased with how easily she made some new friends just by being herself and having fun. Another student talked most about some of the people she met in the jail and has placed a suggestion for all the students at DRA to go on the jail tour. Overall, a great time was had by students and staff.
Here are some pictures of our time at the Convention:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Robbie (Diamond Ranch Academy Athletic Director) and Ricky (Diamond Ranch Academy Program Director) play for the St. George Blitz. It is a Semi-Pro football team. Each week a group of boys get to go and watch them play at home games!
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Our Diamond Ranch Academy girls softball team had a great game this week. They won their game 11-12. They beat a team called the Promos. The girls were up 7-12 in the last inning and the Promos came back within one point, but we held them off for the win.
Posted by Diamond Ranch Academy at 9:49 AM