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: Music and passion launch career of Venice High grad

Class of 2018 Spotlight: Music and passion launch career of Venice High grad

Above, Venice High senior Kiev Morales is a professional musician who frequently performs on the Santa Monica Pier. (Photo courtesy of Kiev Morales.) This is part of a series of stories about outstanding graduates of the Class of 2018.   It’s late spring, and...
‘Count me in!’ to a college-bound future, Local District West students declare

‘Count me in!’ to a college-bound future, Local District West students declare

Above, Students from Queen Anne Place Elementary School declare their intention to be prepared for college by the time they graduate. With graduation season on the horizon, Local District West leaders recently fanned out across the region to recognize the hundreds of...