Congratulations to the largest graduating class at Eagle Rock HS, graduating 540 seniors! Eagle Rock is ranked in the top 9% of public high schools in the nation by Newsweek Magazine with 98% of its graduates moving on to post-secondary institutions. This is the first year over 50% of students will attend 4 year colleges. Three students will be attending Ivy League Institutions and several graduates have received scholarships to Bucknell and CSULA.
LAUSD is proud of Rosemary Hernandez! She graduated from Monroe High School in North Hills, where she commuted to from South Central Los Angeles. After getting accepted into LAUSD’s police high school magnet program, she chose Monroe where she felt immediately welcomed and became the MVP for both the softball and wrestling teams! Rosie, as her friends call her, will head to Cal Poly Pomona in the fall. She’ll volunteer at the local LAPD station while attending her college classes.
Carol Chiu, Wilson High's valedictorian, graduates with a 4.5 GPA, received a 2210 on her SAT and received a 4 or higher on 10 AP exams. A student from low-income Chinese immigrant family, she has won scholarships with the Association of Asian Pacific Administrators, Association of Administrators of Los Angeles, the LA Rotary, and others. She is a Questbridge Scholar heading to Princeton University in the fall with a full scholarship. She will pursue Chemistry and hopes to attend medical…
This is the seventh Commencement Exercise for Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy, with 100% graduation rate! Of the 95 graduating seniors, 63% of seniors qualified for the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma, 5% have a GPA above 4.0. 77% of students have a GPA above 3.0. 49% completed more than six AP classes. 96% completed at least one AP class.
Cheers to Renata Figueroa from Elizabeth Learning Center! Since 6th Grade, she has maintained all A's in her classes. She has taken 7 AP classes and carries an overall GPA of 4.275. Renata will receive the Seal of Biliteracy and a Golden State Seal Merit with her high school diploma before she heads off the UCLA as a Freshman. She is a Mighty Bulldog of Elizabeth Learning Center! Congratulations!
Kimberly Garcia is graduating from North Hollywood HS as the first in her family to go on to college! "This is a big accomplishment," she said. Garcia's jumping for joy as she heads to the University of California at Santa Barbara this fall hoping to study either Earth Science or geophysics. Garcia has a 4.5 GPA and received a $1000 scholarship from the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles. Congratulations Kimberly!
Karina Rojas just graduated from Ramona High School, achieving a 3.7 GPA after attending the school only two years. Karina will be the first in her family to attend college! She is a teenage mother, and in addition to her daily duties with her child she was determined to graduate. Karina is also the school's historian and an Ambassador for Pan America Bank. Karina is heading to Platt College in the fall. She hopes to be a medical assistant and to eventually attend nursing school.
We expect great advocacy from Wendy Ramirez who graduated from Santee Education Complex. She said, “I am successful thanks to Santee and all the resources it provided to me through the help of the LAUSD and the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools”. She is a Warren Christopher Scholar and Vice President of her senior class. Becoming separated from her parents sparked her interest in law. Choosing Smith College in Massachusetts was not easy, since she was accept to 14 top universities.
Jeremiah Allison, is an extraordinary graduate from Dorsey High School. He's a first team All LA City Line Backer and Scholar Athlete of the Year who's maintained straight "A's" since 9th grade. In December Allison's mother fell into a coma, but in spite of this unforeseen calamity he upheld a 4.10 GPA. He will attend Washington University where he will play football and work on his career to become an attorney.
Francis Polytechnic High School is a secondary school located in the Sun Valley suburb of Los Angeles, California. It serves grades 9 through 12 and is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Kennedy Agwamba commuted from Gardena to North Hollywood Highly Gifted Magnet every school day for the past four years. That's four hours a day on the bus! Was it worth it? Aqwamba says going to school in the San Fernando Valley gave him more opportunities to excel. He was a member of North Hollywood HS's elite Science Bowl Team which placed second in the National Science Bowl. Agwamba heads to Harvey Mudd College in Claremont this fall on a full scholarship! Hard work does pay off!
LAUSD and Fulton College Preparatory congratulate Karla Montenegro! She's an outstanding student who successfully completed all her coursework beginning with English as a Second Language I. She emigrated from El Salvador, focused on her academics, and simply soared, becoming proficient in English within three years. SHe has become a truly bilingual and bicultural student who has been a link between newcomes and the school community. She will attend California State Universtiy Northridge.
Congratulations Ana Karen Gomez! She graduates from Huntington Park High School and is being recognized as a Gates Millennium Scholar. Ana's parents came to the United States from Mexico. She plans to study engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall on a full scholarship. Best wishes!
Congratulations to Elizabeth Linfield! She is graduating from LACES and will attend Brown University this fall. Liz will major in Hispanic Studies and International Relations. She is a Gold Scholar, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and received the Harvard Book Award.