Orange Unified School District students’ drug awareness videos win awards
Orange Elks Lodge 1475 announed that a video by Cerro Villa Middle School’s Ryann White, “Erase Your Mistakes,” was selected as the Best Middle School Drug Awareness Video for 2017-18 at both the lodge and district level. The video will continue to state competition.
At the high school lovel, “Love Letter” by Abigail Dooley of Canyon High School was named Best High School Drug Awareness Video in the lodge and district competition. It will continue on to state competition.
Check out the videos on YouTube.
VPHS student chosen as Key Club lieutenant governor
Chelsea Tsai, a Villa Park High School student, is the 2017-18 lieutenant governor-elect of the Key Club Division 4 East. Her position is responsible for the oversight of more than 300 Key Club members from 12 area high schools.
Villa Park High has produced a large number of lieutenant governors, and at a least one governor for the oldest and largest student-led service program for high school students. Josephine Pham from Villa Park, recently served as the 2016-17 lieutenant governor.
Orange High School JROTC active with competitions, events
The Orange High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC team had a busy January participating in competitions and ceremonies.
The team brought home 11 awards, including the coveted Commanders Cup, presented to the top performing school at the annual Coachella Valley Drill Meet, held at Desert Hot Springs High School. The OHS JROTC also competed at the Ramona High School Drill Meet.
The OHS cadets also proudly presented the colors and provided an honor guard at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum wreath-laying ceremony for the president’s birthday commemoration, and presented the colors at an Anaheim Ducks hockey game.
El Modena showcases its offerings
El Modena High School held its annual showcase, in lieu of an open house, to give current, new and prospective students and their families greater insights into the school’s many course, program and career pathways offerings.
Students displayed their works from advanced video, science, culinary, graphic design and other classes and were available to answer questions. Information was also provided abut AP and honors classes, athletics, counseling and the Career Technical Education Pathways.
Yoga Mat supports students
Local business The Yoga Mat teaches de-stressing and relaxation techniques to El Modena High School students during Wednesday lunch hours. The Yoga Mat provides the lessons on the campus free of charge, as part of its commitment to give back to the local community.
Science fair open to all
The 13th annual Community Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) night will, for the first time, be open to the public.
Budding student scientists and their families are invited to explore and have fun with more than 50 hands-on activities, such as creating catapults, making lava lamps, viewing cool bugs, plants and gems, racing snails and more. There will also be a Robotics Showcase, a Digital Tech Festival and Inquiry Investigations. The Maker’s Challenge will feature student-designed inventions. Food trucks and music will up the fun quotient.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 23 at Santiago Canyon College, 8045 E. Chapman Ave., in Orange. The event is sponsored by Santiago Canyon College and the Orange Unified School District.
Canyon High School 2018 Hall of Fame
Canyon High will induct Lance Eddy, Dr. Eric Lin and Mike Weinkauf into the 2018 Comanche Hall of Fame at the annual gala March 24 at the Yorba Linda Country Club.
Lance Eddy was CHS’s girls athletic director and a physical education teacher, math teacher and softball coach, taking Canyon to eight Century League titles. Lin, a Canyon alum and three-time league tennis champion, is an orthopedic surgeon, focusing on spinal conditions. Weinkauf was part of CHS’s inaugural staff, and taught English, history and speech, coached football and wrestling; he was an early adapter of video technology and incorporated video production into the curriculum.
In addition to the Hall of Fame induction, live and silent auctions, cocktails, dinner and dancing will benefit Canyon High School and the Canyon High School Foundation Gymnasium renovation project. Early bird tickets, purchased prior to Feb. 24, are $70; standard tickets are $80 a person, with tables of 10 available for $650. For sponsorship or donation information, see canyonhs.foundation/halloffame or call Minika Oza at 310-729-7704 or Jane Pappas at 714-333-5505.
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