Letters | Students, staff impressed at Santa Brunch
December 16, 2011 · 4:19 PM
I am writing to thank Wildcat staff and students for assisting us in the last few events we have had here at Snoqualmie Ridge TPC.
This past weekend, we held a Santa Brunch attended by 500 people. Two weeks prior to our event, we had adjusted our entertainment. At that time, our assistant general manager, Shelly Inman, who has two students at Mount Si High School, informed me that the jazz band is a renowned club.
I e-mailed teacher Adam Rupert for his assistance; Adam went above and beyond to make my vision come to life. He recruited five of his students to join us yesterday and perform throughout our event.
Needless to say, I and each member was blown away by their performances. It gave our event the classic, elegant touch we were looking for, and was the finishing touch to a spectacular family afternoon. Beyond the performance, Adam and his students showcased their club and Mount Si High School with class, professionalism and a distinguished persona that I feel is very noteworthy.
Prior to Santa Brunch, we overhauled our ballroom for a Halloween spectacle. I requested the assistance of the school video productions team to capture the essence of the event and production throughout the evening. After contacting Joe Dockery, he was more than willing to assist us in our efforts for our event. Two of his students joined us for the evening, as well as editing a fun clip for our website and Facebook page.
As the aquatics director at the club, I also employ about 10 Mount Si students throughout the summer months. Again, reliable trustworthy kids!
Outside of the TPC walls, I am also a basketball coach, I had the amazing opportunity to coach the varsity girls team through the fall season. In the 10 years that I have coached and been around high school students, from California to the Tacoma area, I have never seen such a well-represented high school and positive group of student athletes.
Overall, I am in awe of the amazing student body that I have been fortunate enough to have interacted with on many different levels. As a token of our appreciation and desire to encourage young adults in their passions, we made donations to the video productions and band clubs, but I feel that their efforts and representation of Mount Si High School goes above and beyond, and would like you to be aware of their out-of-school presence.
I strongly believe that this is a clear reflection of the students’ mentors and teachers, Mrs. Botulinski, Mr. Rupert, and Mr. Dockery. It is indeed an important time in each student’s life and they are setting examples that will be lifelong lessons. These students will treasure these mentors.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to a continued relationship with Mount Si High School and all it has to offer! Go Wildcats!
Club Events & Programming Manager, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge