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Covina-Valley Unified to Celebrate Students with Commencement Ceremonies

Covina-Valley Unified will host commencement ceremonies to honor approximately 1,000 graduates from the District’s three comprehensive high schools and alternative high school. Covina-Valley’s 2022 graduates have been accepted to colleges and universities including the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia, Stanford, USC and UCLA.

Baldwin Park Unified Elementary Students Perform at LA Live

Baldwin Park Unified students from Geddes and Margaret Heath elementary schools showcased their dancing talent during the Conga Kids Spring Celebration at L.A. Live on May 18. The eight students performed in numbers that included Latin, African and tap dance in front of hundreds of other performers and families. Conga Kids is a nonprofit that provides elementary students with social and emotional learning opportunities through dance.

El Monte Union Celebrates First Cohort of Early College Academy Graduates

South El Monte High School honored its first cohort of Early College Academy Graduates with a lively dinner/social hour, awards and presentations and remarks from District administrators during a special Gala and Awards Night on May 17. The evening celebrated the successful participation of 82 members of the Early College Academy Class of 2022 in the dual enrollment program with Río Hondo Community College. A number of students completed more than 18 units, taking courses such as American Sign Language, Chicano Studies and Sociology.

Baldwin Park Unified Seniors Recognized as District Scholarship Winners

Baldwin Park Unified celebrated 10 exceptional seniors on May 12 during the District’s virtual Joint Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Scholarships included a $5,000 award from the Ramona Burnham Foundation, named in honor of long-time BPUSD educator Ramona Burnham; four $750 scholarships from the Baldwin Park Organization of Supervisors and Administrators; three $500 scholarships from the Baldwin Park Education Association and two $750 Delta Kappa Gamma Society International scholarships.

Hacienda La Puente Unified Recognizes Seniors at Award Ceremony

Celebratory spirit filled the gymnasiums of Hacienda La Puente Unified’s four comprehensive high schools during the District’s annual Senior Awards presentations, held May 10 and 12. Graduating seniors who achieved academic, athletic, artistic and philanthropic excellence received certificates and scholarships from teachers, principals, HLPUSD Board members and District sponsors as audience members cheered.

Lynwood Unified Elementary Students Showcase Dancing Skills

Lynwood Unified elementary school students showed off their dancing skills during the Conga Kids Spring Celebration event at L.A. Live on May 18. Latin, African, tap and hip-hop inspired dances were among the many performances that took place during the celebration. Student groups from Washington Elementary showcased their new routines after having been finalists in the Conga Kids dance competition in 2019, joined by students at Abbott, Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and other Lynwood Unified elementary schools. Conga Kids is a non-profit program that provides young students across Southern California with social and emotional learning opportunities, focusing on self-awareness, responsible decision making, self-management, relationship skills and social awareness.

Baldwin Park Unified Robotics Teams Take Top Honors at World Finals

Baldwin Park Unified’s middle school robotics teams from BP STEM Academy closed out an exceptional season in May, with two teams delivering standout performances at the VEX World Championships. Team Hold Up went on a 10-0 run and went undefeated in their division qualifying rounds, and team Something Ain’t Right went on a 7-3 run and ranked 16th in their division qualifying round before making the final round – the first time a BPUSD team reached this level in its history. More than 500 teams were invited or qualified for the VEX World Championship Middle School division.

El Monte Union Seniors Recognized for Culinary Excellence

Students from Mountain View and Arroyo High School were awarded top prizes in the annual Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Los Angeles – College Scholarship Cooking Competition at Mission Tech College in Long Beach, concluding their studies in El Monte Union’s career technical education program on a high note. Arroyo High School senior Carolina Bon was awarded a $34,775 scholarship to the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), which has campuses in both Los Angeles and New York City. Mountain View High School senior Denise Heredia won a $33,389 scholarship to the Baking and Pastry program at ICE. In addition, Arroyo High School junior Galilea Orozco won top Junior in her group and was awarded a $400 scholarship to attend the summer boot camp at the Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College.

Banning Unified to Honor Class of 2022 with Commencement Ceremony

Banning Unified will recognize the Class of 2022 at Banning High School with a commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Banning High School Stadium, 100 West Westward Ave. Banning High School students will accept their diplomas among family, friends and community members.