Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mr. Jeris White Biography

Mr. Jeris White grew up in a military family and lived in many places around the world. 
The journey began in Ft. Worth, Texas where Mr. White was born. Mr. White lived in Guam; Roswell, New Mexico; Seville, Spain; Riverside, California; Fairfield, California; Bellville, Illinois and Amarillo, Texas prior to Hawaii. He played football at Radford High School, Honolulu, Hawaii, and at the University of Hawaii.  He was drafted by Miami in the second round of the 1974 NFL Draft and was a professional American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins. Mr. White played 9 seasons from 1974 to 1982. He played the starting defensive back position in Super Bowl XVII in 1983 for the victorious Redskins.

After his professional football career, Mr. White began with a career in real estate, followed by a position with the Virginia Department of Transportation as a Land Acquisition Specialist focusing on right of way and utilities. He completed a Master’s Degree in Computer & Information Science and became the manager of VDOT’s SMART traffic signal system.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. White has been a systems engineering expert and program manager at Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization. He has been helping the US Department of Transportation across multiple projects ranging from development of Intelligent Transportation Systems standards and connected vehicle technology (think roads and cars talking with each other and the roadway) to providing program support for the implementation of the National Airspace System voice switches which enable communications between air traffic controllers and pilots of aircraft.  
Mr. White enjoys improving our transportation systems for the public good and volunteering his time to engage and encourage future generations of achievers. He lives in Washington, D.C., now. Mr. White works for Noblis, a firm that does technology consulting for government agencies like the Department of Transportation. Memories of his days at Radford and UH come back easily, and in his retirement he'd like to return home. He says he'd like to mentor young football players and work on a Ph.D. in philosophy at UH. “No better place to study that than Hawaii,” he says, “...where East meets West.”

Steve Schuh: A Summary of Events

A few weeks ago, an article came out describing an exchange of emails between students in AACPS and County Councilman Steve Schuh. Various students emailed their concerns to him about teacher pay, and Schuh responded with comments such as these:

"With all due respect, you don't know what you're talking about,”

"Don't believe everything you hear. You should have learned that by now as a senior in high school."

"And don't be another dumb kid who contacts elected officials and parrots something some adult told you to say.”

CRASC’s first vice president, Alex McGrath, wrote an editorial in response to Schuh’s comments which can be found here. In the article, Alex invited Councilman Schuh to apologize for his inappropriate responses at our November General Assembly. 

Schuh declined an apology, and instead his educational liaison Ms. Amalie Brandenburg will be attending in his place today. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Alex McGrath's Editorial

Alex McGrath, CRASC First Vice President, wrote an amazing editorial in response to County Councilman Schuh's email replies to AACPS students. http://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/columns/ph-ac-ce-column-mcgrath-1106-20151106-story.html
Alex has invited Schuh to apologize at our next General Assembly on November 17th at Old Mill High School.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

10/21/15 CRASC Speaks at the Board

On October 21st, some of CRASC's very own gave speeches on the work to rule situation in AACPS at the Board of Education in Annapolis. They spoke of the negative effects that the current circumstances have had on students in the county. They all did incredibly, and were very well received.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Our New Website

It’s finally here! CRASC now has an official website. You’ll find links to our Instagram and Twitter on here, and in the near future, a Youtube page! We will be creating vlogs to keep you guys updated on current and upcoming events, as we will be doing through posts on this website as well. We can’t wait to share with you guys everything we have in store for upcoming year! 

-Hannah Mitchell, CRASC Secretary