Tennis pros help students leave vandalism behind


By CHRIS BOUCLY / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER       Published: March 28, 2012 Updated: March 29, 2012 10:57 a.m.

 

MISSION VIEJO – Days after vandals tagged Philip J. Reilly Elementary School with a swastika and racial slurs, students there pushed back with an assembly on character education featuring former pro tennis players Peanut Louie Harper, Michael Chang and his wife Amber Liu Chang.

The graffiti – more than 40 markings on walls, doors and a drinking fountain – was discovered Sunday by a teacher coming to do some work in her classroom, Principal Judy Shades said. The tagging included images of a swastika, phrases such as “white power” and racial slurs, sheriff’s Sgt. Sandra Kirsch said.

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Orange County resident and former professional tennis player Michael Chang was at Tuesday’s assembly to tell students about his hard work in school and having confidence was important to his personal and professional success. Here he demonstrates for students how to hit a tennis ball.
PHOTO BY SEAN LARA, FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, TEXT BY CHRIS BOUCLY, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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Michael Chang’s Web Site (about Michael Chang and the Chang Family Foundation)

 

 

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