Growing up in the heart of Silicon Valley, technology is deeply ingrained in the lives of Palo Alto High School students. But in the coming years, computer science may begin to play an even more prominent role in the lives of Paly students as the Computer Science Pk-12 Curriculum Design Advisory Committee works towards making programming a graduation requirement.
From the outside, Meredith Gyves and Jack Phillips look as though they have been good friends for a long while. They laugh and tease each other as old friends do, while reminiscing about Palo Alto High School back in the 1960s. Although Paly is where they met, their relationship did not begin as a friendship, but rather as a student-teacher relationship. Gyves was a high school student, and Phillips was her English teacher senior year.