At their annual end of year Moving Up Assembly last Tuesday, the Major Taylor Project was honored by Global Connections High School as a valued community partner.
Global Connections was a pilot school for the project. We’ve led three sessions of riding there, a session of Earn a Bike, and brought students on off-season rides including a cyclocross race and Chilly Hilly.
This spring we’ve expanded the club at Global, leading an additional weekly ride and opening participation to students from Odyssey High School on the same campus.
Several of the students who ride with us were also honored at the assembly, including Ben-Oni Jean for most improved for his grade, and Moises Torres for student of the year for his grade. The school’s principal, Rick Harwood, has also been recognized with the 2009 Molina Healthcare Community Champion Award for his work connecting students with community organizations, and as the Highline Schools Foundation 2010 Administrator of the Year.
We appreciate the project being publically recognized as an asset to Global Connections, and also the privilege of working with the exceptional teachers and students on this campus.