Eight-Graders Find their Voices in Photo Program

San Diego Reader -- In multilingual Linda Vista, schoolchildren are learning to write in English. It’s not always easy. Fifteen-year-old Jacqueline Garza admitted that only a few months ago she was failing her eighth-grade English class.

But on the evening of June 25, Garza read a second-prize-winning essay before a photo-gallery opening in the Student Life Pavilion at the University of San Diego. She said she turned things around by taking a photography class during this spring’s Montgomery Middle School Intercession Academy. The assignment for students was to photograph what they liked in Linda Vista or things they wanted to see become better. (Full Story