Class of 2018 Spotlight: Bell High sending two Gates Scholarship winners to the Ivy League

Class of 2018 Spotlight: Bell High sending two Gates Scholarship winners to the Ivy League

Above, from left, Bell High School Principal Rafael Balderas, students Ailene Torres, Beatrice Castillo and Magnet Coordinator Mario Apodaca. The tweet that Principal Rafael L. Balderas posted about two of his graduates read like a message a proud parent would write:...
Class of 2018 Spotlight: Chavez Academy graduate fulfilling parents’ higher-education dreams

Class of 2018 Spotlight: Chavez Academy graduate fulfilling parents’ higher-education dreams

Above, Rachel Ochoa plans to major in international relations at Stanford University, with a long-range goal of becoming an international lawyer. Having abandoned their own higher-ed dreams when they emigrated from Mexico as teens, Rachel Ochoa’s parents long drilled...
Class of 2018 Spotlight: LASPD Explorers provides beacon of hope for grad facing hardship

Class of 2018 Spotlight: LASPD Explorers provides beacon of hope for grad facing hardship

Above, Joseph Gonzalez is joined at an Explorer awards ceremony by, from left, Deputy School Police Chief Tim Anderson, Silvia Martinez, policy director for School Board Member Scott Schmerelson, District Operations Director Darneika Watson-Davis and School Police...
World championship fuels the ambitions of STEAM Legacy’s automotive engineers

World championship fuels the ambitions of STEAM Legacy’s automotive engineers

Above, STEAM Legacy High Principal Carla Barrera-Ortiz and engineering and design teacher Mario Ibarra join their winning team at the H2AC World Championships in Chemnitz, Germany. Oh, what a feeling to leave campus as aspiring automotive engineers and to return as...