Follow-up Story: Norwalk High School junior Alyssa Bernal is a step closer to her dream of attending an Ivy League law school, earning $500 in Lions Club scholarships after strong performances during the 80th Annual Lions Club Student Speaker Contest. Bernal, who has a 4.54 GPA and a goal of becoming the first female chief justice of the Supreme Court, will use the money to attend the Yale University Young Global Scholars pre-collegiate summer program in June. Bernal won three consecutive regional contests with her response to the question, “Is the Right to Privacy a Threat to our National Security.”
Top seniors from John Glenn, La Mirada, Norwalk and Southeast high schools visited their former elementary schools on May 12 to inspire students to work hard toward their goals and that anyone can go to college during the District's inaugural Kinder to College event. The District launched the event to promote a college-going culture from kindergarten through high school. Students wore graduation caps and gowns or college T-shirts while they talked about the university they will attend and what they will study, or how they will serve the United States in the Marines, Navy, Air Force or Army.
Nearly 175 Norwalk-La Mirada parent volunteers were feted with a Bollywood dance performance from Eastwood Elementary fourth-graders and a catered lunch prepared by Norwalk High students during the 17th annual Day of the Parent celebration at Huerta Elementary School on May 18. The parents received certificates from their school principals and PTA representatives.
La Mirada High School senior Isaac Cantu is extra vigilant as he stencils the words "Dream Big" along the side of one of four garden boxes he and three other students have made in their woodshop class to beautify the grounds of the Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos. Cantu worked with seniors Johnny Granados, Andrew Iabarra and Spencer Collins to finish the garden boxes, which can house dozens of plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables.