Letter from the Editor – April

Dear Readers,

I hope that you all enjoyed your spring break! The school year is rapidly coming to an end. Seniors, as of today, we have only 55 days left as high school students—let’s make the most of them! The next few months are filled with exciting events, and The Fourth Estate staff will be closely covering all of them and updating you through our website.
Here are some of the things that we are most looking forward to over the next few months:
College Acceptances: Many seniors already know where they will be attending school next year, and others are carefully deciding between various options. Our next issue will feature the class of 2012 and their college choices! Many students are also hearing back about scholarship opportunities. Read about Lauren Alef’s generous award on page 5.
The Spring Musical: We are looking forward to seeing actors, dancers, and singers from grades 6-12 perform in the spring musical. This year’s show, “Once Upon A Mattress”, is a satirical spin on the classic tale of “The Princess and the Pea.” Learn more about it on page 3.
Senior Projects: Starting May 21, seniors will embark on learning projects outside of school. Students will spend 10 days completing internships in career fields that interest them. Each senior will give a presentation about his or her experience on May 11 or 12, so mark your calendars!
Cover the Night: Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign has precipitated enormous controversy. We have been covering this social movement carefully (read the Middle School’s take on the organization on page 10). On the night of April 20, young people across the country will take to the streets and spread the word about Joseph Kony’s crimes by posting posters and stickers. We are looking forward to seeing how this event will evolve!
Portfolio: Laguna’s literary magazine Portfolio will be published in June. The anthology features poetry, essays, prose, photography, paintings and other creative pieces by Laguna students. Make sure to get your copy!
Seattle: The Fourth Estate staff will be taking off for Seattle this Thursday for the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention . “Like” us on Facebook to receive updates from the staff over the course of our trip!

Here’s to a wonderful rest of the school year!

-Jess Davis

Editor in Chief