Published : Friday, September 28, 2018 | 1:28 PM
Ramona Convent Secondary School students, alumnae, faculty, and staff member recently took a trip out to Belmont Pier in Long Beach to pick up trash for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Through service at Ramona, students contribute to the lives of others throughout the community.
They discover they have the power to change the world around them while developing compassion and character. Last year, over 3 million pounds of trash were collected from beaches all over the world. There weren’t too many large items to pick up, but the beach was littered with thousands of tiny pieces of plastic that were broken down from larger pieces dumped into the ocean.
It’s the small pieces that are the most dangerous to sea life because they are so easy to swallow. Consequently, toxins from the swallowed plastic are absorbed into the bodies of fish. People also ingest these toxins when they eat fish that swallowed plastic. Congratulations to everyone who helped clean up the environment.
Ramona is a welcoming Catholic college-prep high school for girls in grades 9-12. Ramona graduates face the future with an extraordinary education, a global vision fueled by Catholic values, an independent spirit, confident leadership skills, the support of their Ramona sisters, and the strength of a legacy of more than 129 years of excellence.
Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 W. Ramona Rd, Alhambra, CA 91803, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.