Asked in the fall of 2005 to help start a Polynesian dance club at Paloma Valley High School in Menifee, Monica Martin was glad to pitch in. More than a decade later she is still overseeing Ohana Mahi Aloha (Family of Strong Love), the longest-running dance club at the school that grew from about 10 students to nearly 70 this year. “My connection to the Polynesian culture is through my husband’s family; his grandmother Alma was born and raised in Oahu.
At the age of 3, Isabel Michel’s parents didn’t know if she would survive. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, they will see the Hemet woman off to Stanford University, with the help of a $100,000 scholarship. Saying goodbye will be tough for Ysabel and Salvador Michel but knowing how far their daughter has come gives them hope that she will make her mark at college and in her chosen career. “Watching Isabel go through everything was one of the hardest moments in my life,” her father said.
After 37 years with Banning Unified School District, Nicolet Middle School band director Christine Richardson is going to put down her conductor’s baton. She taught elementary school level music for 20 years, was band director at Coombs Middle School for 11 years and has been at Nicolet for the past four. During the early 1990s downturn, Richardson was among many teachers that were laid off and the district combined the middle and high school band director jobs into one position.
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