Friday, June 10, 2011

Balboa Park Volunteer Profile Earns Muir Website Honors

A website created by students at John Muir School has received a Platinum Award in the Local Leaders category from the International Schools Cyberfair.

Students wrote about an all-school trip they took in January to the park, going behind-the-scenes at several museums, including the Natural History Museum, Air and Space Museum and the San Diego Zoo.

"The fact that people sacrifice their time to make sure that the museums are in top shape is truly inspiring,” said student Jonathon, grade 8.

Meanwhile, student Steven, grade 7, is headed to the San Diego Automotive Museum.

“I like everything about cars, so I would volunteer at the museum to help repair and restore them,” he said.

International Schools CyberFair, sponsored by the Global SchoolNet Foundation, encourages youth to connect the knowledge they learn in school to real-world applications. Students are challenged to publish original research projects that focus on how the positive actions and contributions of their local citizens have the power to improve, preserve and unite their community. Touted as the largest international cyber event for schools, the annual contest involves more than two million students from 45,500 schools in 115 countries.

This is the seventh year that Muir School has been part of the competition.

For more information, contact Anne Lambert, teacher librarian, at (858) 268-1954 or

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