Senator San Nicolas to Visit Guam DOE Schools Starting THURSDAY

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Guam – Freshman Senator Michael San Nicolas has announced that he will begin “official” visits to Guam’s public schools starting this Thursday, January 17th.

San Nicolas is the Chairman of the Committee on Future generations. His first visit will be to GW High followed by a visit to JFK High on Friday.

A release says the purpose of the visits is to establish a channel for youth leadership organizations and student governments to work directly with their oversight chairman.

The release quotes the Senator as saying that “Student leaders and the schools they represent have a lot to share, and we want to make sure they understand how important their views are in finding solutions to the challenges they face.”

READ the release from Senator San Nicolas in FULL below:

MEDIA ADVISORY
01/14/2013

The Committee on Future Generations Chairman Senator Michael San Nicolas is scheduled to begin official visits to Guam’s public high schools beginning Thursday, January 17, 2013 at George Washington High School and on Friday, January 18th at John F. Kennedy High School. The office plans to complete the tour of the public high schools before the end of the month.

This visit is to establish a channel for youth leadership organizations and student governments to work directly with their oversight chairman, Senator Michael F.Q. San Nicolas. “Student leaders and the schools they represent have a lot to share, and we want to make sure they understand how important their views are in finding solutions to the challenges they face.” San Nicolas said.

Accompanying Senator San Nicolas on the visit will be the Guam Youth Congress Administrator Derick Baza Hills, Guam Youth Congress Speaker Anthony Quenga, Vice Speaker Seong Hwang, the George Washington and John F. Kennedy High School youth representatives, and the respective school administrators.

“We have a dedicated administrator in the legislative oversight office who will work to build consensus and an island-wide youth effort to ready our future generations with their direct involvement, and we want to highlight this as a priority of our office.” San Nicolas added. To kick-off the process, Senator San Nicolas will be having a question and answer (Q&A) session with the respective student government leaders.

READ the Q&A Survey to be presented to the students below:

Student Body Association Survey

Please answer the following questions below. These questions will be referred to for our meeting
and discussion to your respective school this week. We will be conducting an official visit to
your school, George Washing High School on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:00am.

1) What does the Student Body Association think needs to be done to improve student
achievement in school?

2) Why do students skip their classes?

3) Why do some students do better than others in school?

4) What kind of help do students need to help them “catch-up”?

1) At what point / grade level do students start to feel the “I am behind in school” feeling?

2) Has every officer in the Student Body Association taken the SAT 10?

3) How many times have each of you seen your respective school counselor?

1) Do students find the idea of going to college “intimidating”?

2) Are students intimidated by the process of applying to a college?

3) Have you filled out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form?

4) Have you visited the University of Guam or Guam Community College? If yes which
college?

5) Do you plan to attend college on-island or off-island? If off-island, where?

1) What fields of work / career are you interested in?

2) Are you excited about any careers that you can get into on Guam, besides the military?