Whittier High School graduating senior Dylan Carranza is the first Cardinal in the school’s recent history to be accepted to the one of the world’s top universities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which invited only 1,485 students from 49 states and 65 countries to join its Class of 2020. Carranza – one of six Whittier High valedictorians this year – will explore his passions in science, math and technology at the prestigious research university on a full-ride scholarship worth about $66,000 a year.
More than 3,000 students from Whittier Union High School District’s five comprehensive high schools, two alternative high schools, adult school and transition program will cap their high school careers with commencement ceremonies from May 31 to June 2. Please click the link for ceremony schedules.
The Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees has appointed three veteran District educators as principals of Pioneer, Santa Fe and Whittier high schools. Pioneer High’s new principal will be Lilia Bozigian, who serves as the school’s assistant principal of guidance and counseling. Santa Fe High will be led by Craig Campbell, the school’s assistant principal of curriculum and instruction. Whittier High will be helmed by Timothy Liggett, now the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction. All roles will go into effect July 1.
Hundreds of Santa Fe High School students on April 21 showcased artistic creations, drawings and sculptures, modeled fashionable works of art on a lit runway and put their individualism on display during the Visual and Performing Arts Department’s 13th annual Art and Fashion Show. The Santa Fe High gym teemed with artistic displays encompassing the event's theme, “American Volcano,” which celebrated diversity and cultural pluralism of the arts, ethnicity, gender, politics and contemporary society.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter recently returned to his old stomping grounds to be inducted into the Whittier High School Alumni Hall of Fame on April 17. Lasseter, who graduated in 1975, was among five alums to receive the honor during the Whittier High School Alumni Association and Educational Foundation’s 17th annual Hall of Fame dinner held in the school’s library. Additionally, $13,000 in scholarships were awarded to 12 seniors.