Ashley Myers Turner

Stories about Youth

Marlborough School

I currently serve as the Communications Manager at Marlborough School, an all-girls school for 7th - 12th grades. Established in 1889, the school aims for academic excellence balanced with extraordinary support, where girls are encouraged to use their voices powerfully.

In April, 2018, Marlborough students participated in the National School Walkout, showing their support for gun reform after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
When students returned to campus, they participated in a memorial for the students and teachers killed by reading each name and presenting 17 empty chairs on the field.
During lunch, students filled out voter pre-registration and set up a phone bank where students could call their congressional representatives to share their thoughts on gun reform.

In April, 2018, Marlborough students participated in the National School Walkout, showing their support for gun reform after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. When students returned to campus, they participated in a memorial for the students and teachers killed by reading each name and presenting 17 empty chairs on the field. During lunch, students filled out voter pre-registration and set up a phone bank where students could call their congressional representatives to share their thoughts on gun reform.
Each year during the SPARC: Celebration of Innovation event, students share their projects related to Honors Research, Robotics, Computer Science, and Entrepreneurship.
Students lead hands-on design thinking workshops for parents and students.
Students created an interactive piece, with balloons fitted with accelorameters and LED lights that change color based on how quickly you move the ball.
Students present their year-long research projects with poster presentations. During this class, students work with mentors at labs and universities around Los Angeles, participating in on-going research studies.

Each year during the SPARC: Celebration of Innovation event, students share their projects related to Honors Research, Robotics, Computer Science, and Entrepreneurship. Students lead hands-on design thinking workshops for parents and students. Students created an interactive piece, with balloons fitted with accelorameters and LED lights that change color based on how quickly you move the ball. Students present their year-long research projects with poster presentations. During this class, students work with mentors at labs and universities around Los Angeles, participating in on-going research studies.
Over the past several years, the Marlborough Robotics program has grown due to student interest.
In spring 2017, the most senior team, the Marlbots, qualified for the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championships in Houston, TX.
The team won 30th out of 128 teams for their offensive power ranking, and won the Motivate Award for exemplifying the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge through team spirit and exhibited enthusiasm.

Over the past several years, the Marlborough Robotics program has grown due to student interest. In spring 2017, the most senior team, the Marlbots, qualified for the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championships in Houston, TX. The team won 30th out of 128 teams for their offensive power ranking, and won the Motivate Award for exemplifying the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge through team spirit and exhibited enthusiasm.
One of the school traditions is Winter Fest, which takes place on the last day of classes before the winter holiday. Students decorate classroom windows, get henna tattoos, take photos in photo booths, and play an array of games on the field.

One of the school traditions is Winter Fest, which takes place on the last day of classes before the winter holiday. Students decorate classroom windows, get henna tattoos, take photos in photo booths, and play an array of games on the field.
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