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Bonita Unified School District

  • Bonita Unified High School Senior Reaches for the Stars, Receives $50,000 Edison Scholarship

    Bonita High School senior Junze “Jenny” Zhang was a sixth-grade English learner when her family moved from China to the United States. Even as Zhang worked to master a new language, she was already immersing herself in research that would lead her to focus on the destructiveness of climate change and the possibility of establishing colonies within our solar system. Zhang’s enthusiasm for STEM subjects, willingness to put in long hours of research, and determination to find solutions for global environmental issues were rewarded when she was named a 2024 Edison Scholar, which will provide her with $50,000 to support her dream of attending Cal Tech to study aerospace engineering.

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  • Bonita Unified Elementary School Teacher Honored by CUE for Volunteer Work in EdTech

    Grace Miller Elementary School first-grade teacher April Maidens has been recognized with Computer-Using Educator’s (CUE) second annual Suzanne Mitchell Award, honoring her years of volunteer work for the nonprofit, which aims to advance student achievement through technology. Maidens, a former Grace Miller student and Bonita High School alumna, has been a member of CUE’s planning committee since 2011, helping organize CUE’s annual conferences, working behind the scenes to schedule sessions, prepare speakers, talk to guests, and ensure that the events run smoothly.

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  • Bonita Unified’s Ramona Middle School Named 2024 California Distinguished School for Academic Excellence

    Ramona Middle School has been honored as a 2024 Distinguished School by the California Department of Education, celebrating its exceptional academic performance and efforts to foster a supportive and welcoming learning environment. Ramona is among 293 middle schools and high schools honored by the CDE this year, marking its first California Distinguished School recognition since 1996. The school’s academic success is attributed to a robust instructional program that includes dedicated intervention classes in English language arts and math. Ramona’s supportive campus culture is bolstered by a focus on building students’ character, supported by Where Everybody Belongs peer mentors and Associated Student Body leadership who offer encouragement and celebrate their peers’ successes.

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