Lynwood Unified graduates are returning to their hometown to help current students navigate their way to higher education. The 14th annual Alumni College Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Lynwood High School. Francisco “Franky” Carrillo, who was wrongly accused of murder and released from prison in 2011 after spending two decades behind bars, will serve as the guest speaker. Carrillo now attends Loyola Marymount University and serves as an inspirational speaker and advocate for justice and equality. Photos of the event will be available. Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)
Founder of Groundbreaking Compton Health Bar Dani Solorio to Virtually Visit Elementary School to Share New Recipe
Compton Health Bar founder Dani Solorio, who has been featured on the CBS show “Destination LA” and Telemundo for bringing organic remedies to her community, will virtually visit Lugo Elementary School to share a new recipe while inspiring students to make healthy choices and find success in entrepreneurship. Solorio will appear via Zoom as a part of a special Lugo parent meeting while demonstrating how to make a recipe for “Fire Cider,” a natural way to boost your immune system for the flu season.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the artwork of Lynwood High School students explored the hopes and frustrations of surviving an era of distance learning, the loss of loved ones, and the displacement of friends and normal routines. The Lynwood Unified artists joined with high school peers in Turkey and Canada to share these images as part of an international online art show, Without Borders: Without Fear, a collaboration between Lynwood High, Robert College in Istanbul, and Bishop Strachan School in Toronto.
Lynwood Unified will celebrate its remaining Class of 2021 graduates during an in-person summer ceremony that will officially close out a memorable school year. Nearly 100 total seniors will be honored from Lynwood, Firebaugh, Vista and Pathway high schools during a ceremony at the Lynwood Imperial Campus gymnasium that will include Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite and the Board of Education. LUSD saw a successful return to in-person commencements last month when the District honored more than 800 graduates at outdoor ceremonies. Last year’s graduating class was only recognized through virtual events due to COVID-19 safety measures.