Whittier High School freshman Analaura Amezquita is the top ranked student in her class and is the only ninth-grader taking two Advanced Placement classes and honors courses, maintaining an impressive 4.5 GPA while participating in numerous campus clubs. But when she isn’t busy tackling the challenges of academic rigor, Analaura, 15, devotes her time to one of her other passions: spearheading health and wellness advocacy projects throughout her community, recently organizing the school's first mud run.
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.
Two Whittier Union seniors have been recognized by the Los Angeles County Bilingual Directors’ Association for overcoming personal challenges in order to excel in high school and for making plans to pursue careers in education. Victor Uriarte of Pioneer High School and Yodd Mena of Whittier High School have received $500 Shelly Spiegel-Coleman scholarships for their dedication to bilingual education, bilingual proficiency and for serving as mentors and tutors to their peers.
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.
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Colorguard Spring Show
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Special Olympics Southern California Athletes Training
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Colorguard Tryouts
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pepsters All Cheer & Song Practice
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