10:00 AM - 9:30 PM Health Academy Pinning Ceremony
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Senior BBQ
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM M.U.N. Pool Party
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Whittier HS Powder Puff
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Puente Banquet
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM USA Cheer Clinic
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sierra Vista HS Graduation HS Practice
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM Business Academy End of Year Banquet
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sports Physical Night
More than two dozen California High School seniors completed the first-ever Whittier Students in Government (WSIG) program, a collaboration between the Whittier Union High School District and the City of Whittier to provide students with a real-world look at the challenges and rewards of running a city. The 25 Advanced Placement government students – who were elected to serve in roles paralleling those of mayor, mayor pro-tem, council member, city manager and administrative staff – were recognized for their diligent work at a Whittier City Council meeting.
All five of the Whittier Union High School District’s comprehensive high schools on May 5 were named California Gold Ribbon Schools – the state’s highest award for academic excellence. Gold Ribbons were awarded to California, La Serna, Pioneer, Santa Fe and Whittier high schools; the latter three received an additional award for being Title I Academic Achieving Schools that demonstrate success in meeting the educational needs of all students.
California High School senior Ivan Delatorre is one of a select 1,000 students from across the nation to be named a Gates Millennium Scholar. Delatorre, who holds a 4.3 GPA and is ranked seven in a class of 720 at the Whittier Union school, was chosen from among tens of thousands of applicants for the Millennium Scholar Program. He will use the scholarship to pursue a degree in accounting at UCLA.
Nearly 96 percent of the 2,812 seniors from the Whittier Union High School District’s five comprehensive high schools graduated last year, according to data released April 28 by the California Department of Education (CDE) for the 2013-14 academic year. Dropout rates among the schools fell to 2.7 percent.
Two Cal High seniors have made history, scoring the school’s first-ever invitation to the National Speech and Debate Tournament after winning first place at the East Los Angeles District Speech and Debate Association Tournament. Sporting matching gray suits and bow ties, seniors Jared Cohen and John Ramirez received the top score of the March tournament for their interpretation of Mel Brooks’ comedy “The Producers." The duo will travel to Dallas in June to complete with fellow high school students.