WHITTIER, CA – More than 200 Associated Student Body (ASB) members from throughout the Whittier Union High School District attended the annual ASB Social/Dinner, in which students bonded, held friendly competitions, a sing-off and even evaded a zombie apocalypse.

The annual event, held Oct. 28 in the Sierra Education Center Gymnasium, was an opportunity for students in the leadership organization to get to know one another better, share ideas and build District unity.

“I want to thank the Board of Trustees and Superintendent (Sandra) Thorstenson for being great role models to us as leaders, supporting our education and providing us an outlet where we can grow as students and individuals,” said Whittier High School ASB President Brian Ochoa.

Hosted this year by Whittier High School, ASB Night included a variety of activities, dancing and singing, a pumpkin decorating contest and a ceremony in which each school was awarded a small trophy for its unique trademarks and characteristics.

The event also gave ASB students from the District’s five comprehensive high school – Whittier, California, Santa Fe, La Serna and Pioneer – as well as its alternative programs – Frontier and Sierra Vista high schools – a chance to meet the Board of Trustees over dinner and attend a board meeting to learn a little bit about how the District is governed.

“It is great to see all of our ASB student leaders gather together to get to know one another better and get acquainted with Whittier Union’s outstanding Board of Trustees,” said Whittier Union High School District Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson.  “We are a family here at Whittier Union, and it is always a joy to experience the enthusiasm, spirit and school pride radiate from our students, who are gaining the skills and experience they need to one day be leaders in our community.”