No Other Teacher

By Taylor Desmond, CHS junior — At the beginning of my year of having APLAC I got 4’s on all of my responses and timed writes. If you’ve heard about the essay grading scale of 1 to 9 in English, you know that a 4 isn’t ideal. It isn’t even passing. Ms. Grummon would leave…

The Whitney Grummon Book Club

By Mike Palshaw, CHS English teacher — The Whitney Grummon Book Club. It was nothing official, not a real book club with scheduled meetings and reading assignments and refreshments. More of a “Hey, you read this yet?” kind of thing. Whitney wanted her fiction to be loaded with truth. She loved Huck Finn, the voice,…

“Whitney heads West”

By Avery Yeatman, CHS Class of 2015 — “Whitney heads West”   anyway there were never any Lady Padres on her soccer field, only Women and her women we were and her warriors we were and her long gold ponytail always lead the way and she cried out OPEN YOUR EYES from the sidelines and…

“To be a feminist…”

from Elizabeth Harrison, CHS Class of 2015 — “To be a feminist, you simply have to maintain the belief that people of all genders are equal and deserve a level playing field in terms of opportunity. When you think feminism, think Frida Kahlo, think Daniel Radcliffe, think Ms. Grummon.”

She inspired

By Gabriella Lahti, CHS Class of 2015 — I moved to California the summer before junior year at CHS. Ms. Grummon was one of the first people I ever contacted, as a new student in her AP Language and Composition class emailing about the summer assignment. I think it was her third year at Carmel…