A crowd of Whittier High School art students and their families erupted in cheers on Aug. 5 as they unveiled murals depicting the history of the community and school, a montage of vivid images that celebrate civil rights advocacy, football heroes, Vietnam War protests, technology advances and the school’s iconic Cardinal mascot.
The Los Angeles County Library is inviting residents to share the history of unincorporated Whittier by helping create an online photo collection as part of the Whittier Unincorporated Heritage Project now through Sept. 10.
The Whittier Union High School District kicked off the 2016-17 school year on Aug. 16, giving more than 2,800 members of the Class of 2020 a preview of what the next 720 days – or four years – of their high school careers will be like ahead of the first day of school.
Hundreds of Whittier community members on Aug. 12 converged on the California High School campus to celebrate the dedication and grand opening of Whittier Union’s second 7,000-seat District stadium – this one named in honor of visionary educational leader and former superintendent, Sandra Thorstenson. The $20 million facility, built with proceeds from the District’s $75 million Measure W facilities bond, was dedicated the Sandra Sanchez Thorstenson Stadium.
La Serna High School sophomore Briana Chacon, a fast-rising, 14-year-old golfer, will compete in the 116th U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship – the premier amateur tournament in the country. The tournament will run Aug. 1-7 at the Rolling Green Golf Course in Springfield, Pennsylvania.