Monthly Archives: October 2012

Students honored for 9/11 works

Carmel High senior Lana Richards and junior Madi Salvati won the Carmel 9/11 Memorial Writing Contest in August, for which students had to write either an essay or a poem about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Salvati and Richards each received $200 for winning the essay and poem divisions, respectively, and read their submissions aloud at the memorial ceremony.  Senior Alex Wieting-Lukowski also won an honorable mention for her poem.

The poems and essay will be displayed in the Harrison Memorial Library in Carmel-by-the-Sea, along with a piece of steel taken from the fallen Twin Towers.

DO’s and DONT’s for attracting your very own special someone

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Administrators dispel rumors of Coach Ables’ dismissal


Despite rumors circulating through the Carmel community, coach John Ables was never fired from his coaching positions at Carmel High School and remains the current football speed, cross country and track instructor, though the district did facilitate a public employee evaluation of him this summer.

The evaluation took place on June 19 and 25 and included a closed-door session between board members followed by time allowing students and parents to speak in support of Ables—2012 graduates Devin Pearson and Camille Herhusky were among those who spoke.

However, support from the community did not end there. On July 1, Iljin Cho, a 2012 CHS graduate who ran cross country and track, created a Facebook support page titled “Rehire Coach Ables.” The group contained 255 members and encouraged those members, both current and former students, to explain the impact Ables has had on them.


Marden under center to welcome league title run

Devin Pearson was many things. He was the Mission Trail Athletic League Offensive Player of the Year; he was awarded All State Div. III First Team Offense; he even earned the title of All County Athlete of the Year.

What is Devin Pearson to the Carmel Padres football team now? Gone.

As the varsity football team prepares for King City and the start of league games, the players and coaches will need to get used to a new quarterback leading the squad.