Antique tennis hits Point Reyes

David Briggs
There were no winners of the wooden racket tennis tournament held last Saturday in Point Reyes Station—that is, none other than 40 local, first-generation high schoolers, the first in their families to enroll in college, who will graduate from the Shoreline Community Mentor Program. Hosted by program director Jim Patterson, a former principal at West Marin School, the tennis party raised funds to pay a new director. This fall, six years after founding the program, Mr. Patterson will pass the baton to Tomales High School art teacher Rachel Somerville. Ms. Somerville will help match mentors with incoming freshmen, who are recruited as eighth graders; these pairs will work together over the next fours years, attending periodic dinners and keeping in touch on a weekly basis. The program is hoping to double its current mentor pool—now 18 strong. Those interested in mentoring can contact Mr. Patterson at (415) 663.1008 or pointreyestennishouse@gmail.com or Ms. Somerville at rachel.somerville@shorelineunified.org or (707) 878.2286 ext. 245. Above, David Whiteridge and Chris Balogh play a match.
07/12/2012