Tuesday, November 27, 2018

S2E6: "Everything is On You"

Adolfo is an incredibly artistic junior at Elk Grove High School.  His artistic talents began through graffiti; actually getting in trouble freshman year for tagging at his prior school.  Through self-discovery and strengthening his faith, he has found that his artistic talents are better to be used towards good, even creating a mural with other students at his church.  Through the art program at EGHS, he has learned more about realistic drawing.  Now his interests have expanded to music through the high school guitar classes.  Adolfo discusses how music has become a bigger passion, and how he has expanded his music repertoire to also learning to play the piano.  In his future, he wants to incorporate music with art to feed his need to explore his creative thoughts.

Here is some of his artwork:

Lastly, here is him performing!

The music in this podcast was provided by:

    Charlie Lewis, "Waiting" from his Guitar Music Album (Creative Commons License 3.0)

Friday, November 16, 2018

S2E5: "I Just Want To Be Nice To People"

Autumn is a junior at Elk Grove High School. She is a highly-motivated individual, working hard to excel in her AP classes. She is an athlete and an advocate. She is kind and always has a smile on her face. These are the things that her classmates and teachers would most likely say about her. But, that's not her entire story. In this episode Autumn shares the many obstacles she has had to overcome in order to be where she is today. Her story is one of gratitude and of strength; it is nothing short of remarkable.  Listen below or via your favorite podcast app.

Kristen Lesniak & Autumn after recording this episode.

We Are EG is a production of the Elk Grove Collab Lab, building a community of learning at Elk Grove High School and beyond. Visit EGCollabLab.org for more information. This podcast contains music from Lee Rosevere via the Free Music Archive. The songs "Reflections," "The Secret to Growing Up," "Betrayal," "Going Home," and "Looking Back" were used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.