Student Columnist: Maxwell High Beat: The new girl in school
As Maxwell High gets back in the swing of things, so does its newest staff addition — Kathleen Bautista. On Dec. 27, Maxwell's much loved and appreciated secretaries, Diana and Miranda, worked their final day in the Maxwell High School office. Diana went on to work as a secretary at the Colusa County Office of Education in Williams, while Miranda became a stay-at-home mom to her two kids. Everyone at Maxwell was sad to see them go; we will never forget how great and understanding they were. While we were all sad to say our goodbyes to Diana and Miranda, we were also excited to find out who our new secretary would be.
When school was back in session, the interviewing committee began the process to hire a new secretary. They interviewed several applicants and chose Bautista as Maxwell High's secretary. Kathleen's duties will include keeping Maxwell's attendance records up to date, watching the students during lunch and brunch breaks, and assisting in other office projects and duties.
Upon interviewing Kathleen, I learned various details that Maxwell students would find interesting to know about our new secretary. Kathleen went to Williams High School and has lived in Williams all her life. After high school, she attended Yuba and then Butte College, majoring in Behavioral Science. She most recently worked in the purchasing department of a local tomato plant. She has five kids, all under the age of 20. When asked what her favorite thing since she began working at Maxwell is, she responded, "All the students! Everyone at Maxwell has been so welcoming."
I know I can speak on behalf of all the Maxwell students when I say that we are all excited to get to know Kathleen and go through our high school careers with her. She is a great fit with the students and an excellent addition to the staff.
Welcome to Maxwell, Kathleen!
– Fallon Freed is a junior at Maxwell High School.