We had the honor of embarking on a journey to Temecula to hear Mike Smith speak. We sat with numerous other Renaissance classes in a huge gym to hear not only the inspiring life story of Mike, but interesting points of view from Phil Campbell and other Renaissance figures. Stories shared were touching, inspiring, and genuinely fun. Every student was clearly excited to meet THE Mike Smith. Students took pictures with him, he gave out prizes, and we all danced and even did a mannequin challenge. Mike Smith explained to us his upbringing and how he was imspired to create his nonprofit. Watching his Harbor videos in class, our Renaissance class was familiar with his opinions and points of view. This trip we went on was not only a great time, but inspiring and eye-opening. Monrovia Renaissance thanks Mike Smith and the others who presented and put this great day together for giving us an experience we will cherish together!
Our judges Mr. Menlove, Ms. Stengel and Mr. Duff.
Some of the contestants waiting to dazzle the crowd.
Tylei Morris performing "Breathe Me" by Sia.
Victoria Stranglen and Logan Simmons performing "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol.
Natalie Simuta and Marilyn Lopez.
One of our first place winners Hannah Lardner singing an original song she wrote.
Our first place winners Hannah Valenzuela and Hannah Lardner. Both girls ending up winning $100 thanks to our awesome judges and Mr. Dols who each donated $25 to make sure they both got the prize they deserved.
The first, second and third place winners.