by Amanda Montoro
Twenty-five fourth grade students braved the elements to go fishing at Ed Levin Park on March 3. Volunteers from the Milpitas Rotary Club and Milpitas High School ROTC classes were organized by local Police Officer Eric Emanuelle to teach children how to fish and become stewards of the environment.
The rain stopped just in time and a rainbow led the way up the hill, past the fields of mustard flowers, to the lake, where they caught eight fish (a new record) and observed the competition: herons, egrets, coots, hawks.
Rotary Club members cleaned the fish for children to take home and many Rose Elementary families had memorable meals. Special thanks to Brian Shreve, Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation; Wendy Zhang, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services; and Cheryl Jordan for their organizational help and special support.