Whittier Union High School District

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  • Holocaust Survivor Shares Story Via Skype with Cal High Student Body

    More than 300 California High School students sat in silence in their school gym as Holocaust survivor Peter Daniels told the harrowing tale of his childhood in Nazi Germany and the two years he was held in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Daniels, however, wasn’t in the room when he was garnering the students’ attention and taking their questions during the March 11 event. He was at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, talking to them through Skype, an online video chatting application.

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  • Frontier High Recognized as Model Continuation School

    Whittier Union’s Frontier High School has been recognized by the California Department of Education as a Model Continuation High School for providing an academically rigorous program that has helped close the achievement gap among student groups taking the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and given at-risk students the environment they need to flourish.

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  • Pioneer High Student’s Flair for Acting Fuels Excellence in Speech and Debate

    Pioneer High School senior Aneliza Ruiz has always enjoyed the arts, culture and theater, becoming a talented actress and developing a knack for memorization and an ability to think on her feet. Those skills have propelled her to excel in one of her other passions: speech and debate. On March 4, Aneliza competed against 25 master speakers in the ACSA Region 15 Student Oratory Contest. She was one of six winners selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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  • Viva Technology Gathering Inspires Whittier High Students to Explore STEM Careers

    In conjunction with Edison International and the Great Minds in STEM organization, Whittier High School hosted a Viva Technology assembly to expose 120 ninth- and 10th-grade students to careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The assembly, held on Feb. 23, included interactive activities such as STEM Jeopardy and a panel of engineers who discussed their personal experiences in the field of STEM and shared a day in the life of working with Edison International.

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