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Argentine Makes SBA Campus Landfall

Argentine culture came alive in Spanish 5 this week.  Thank you to SBA Spanish teacher Aly Kendall for the following report of a rich cultural exchange that she initiated for the benefit of SBA student-athletes.
"Spanish 5 welcomed two guests late this week. Annika Deurlington, a freshman at Claremont McKenna College and graduate of Truckee High, spent the previous school year on a rotary scholarship in Argentina. A true ambassador for study abroad, she modeled lovely Spanish and encouraged our SBA students to take advantage of any similar opportunities that might come their way. Her friend, Martín Benavides, a native of Argentina who is visiting Annika during a break from his college studies, was eager to share with the class as well. It was wonderful to see Chris, Chuck and Conner welcome these guests and show genuine interest in their lives. Annika and Martín shared a little bit of their perspectives with us, allowed us to practice Spanish with a native speaker, and generally expanded our visions of the Spanish-speaking world. It was a special opportunity for us, and we were grateful for their visit.”

Scene on Campus Pic of the Day

What a difference a year makes. We are already sculpting snow stairwells in order to access our academic facilities this year. Here, Luke Rodarte and Cody Winters stand before their respective snow stairs. You be the judge! 

Photo by Skyler Mullings

December's Marmot Mom and Dad of the Month

Fighting Marmot parents are often found selflessly pitching in at races, comps, formal dinners, and other school functions. That spirit of volunteerism and teamwork strengthens our community in so many ways, and - as we ring in the New Year - The Fighting Marmot would like to recognize December's Marmot Dad and Mom of the Month, Nute Mullings and Sonja Harris, father and mother of SBA student-athlete Skyler Mullings ('16). Nute and Sonja are fixtures at Auburn Ski Club Nordic races, assuring that the race course is properly marked pre race and, often, that everything is properly and neatly stored post race. For all their efforts, The Fighting Marmot names Nute Mullings  and Sonja Harris Marmot Dad and Mom of the Month. 

If you have any nominees for super parents, please use the "Contact Us" tab at left, and Happy New Year to the entire Fighting Marmot family!