As you know, Marcus Woodworth, Rosa Gonzalez, and Sonia Perez took a bus full of juniors (about 50 students) on a tour of some of the best colleges in the State of California! Our students visited UC Santa Barbara, San Jose State, Stanford, UC Berkeley, San Francisco State, and UC Santa Cruz – a great mix of CSU, UC, and private schools. The students had a blast, and learned so much about these schools. 6 Schools, 3 days, 1,000 miles – incredible! Thanks Marcus, Rosa, and Sonia for providing this opportunity to our students!
Over the last weekend, Ken Cook and Tracy took teams of students to participate in the statewide competition in San Diego. I am proud to say that our students performed very well! Junior Jesus Chavez earned a gold medal for Auto Collision Repair – he’s the best in the entire state! Jesus will move on to compete in the national competition in Kentucky in June. As a reward, he earned a $29,000 scholarship to Universal Technical Institute which is a highly regarded institution that specializes in training the best auto repair workers in the nation. Wow! The rest of the NHS Race Team who competed in the competition were Ruben Rodriguez, Christian Cadena, and Angel Myers. The students who participated in the commercial baking competition were Yadira Gonzalez, Christina Sanabia, and Sierra Viamontez.
Our Skills USA chapter also received some incredible recognition as a whole. Our chapter was given the Chapter of Distinction Gold award as well as the Models of Excellence award! Essentially, this means that our chapter is one of the best programs in the nation – an amazing accomplishment. We will be recognized at the national competition in Kentucky in June. Well done! A big thanks to Ken and Tracy for taking the time to bring student to this competition, and for working on the lengthy application that earned our program the recognition it deserves!
We just received word that juniors Isabel Bayardo and Celeste Larios are officially entered in the National Merit Scholarship competition!
As you may know, this competition is based on PSAT scores from October. Out of 1.5 million students who took the PSAT, only 50,000 students are considered for this honor – wow! In the fall, Isabel and Celeste will find out if they are chosen as finalists for the award.
This is such an amazing honor! Please congratulate them both, and wish them luck! I think that this news also serves as an affirmation of our school and district’s efforts to increase access and equity by offering the PSAT to all juniors for free.
For more information about the PSAT and National Merit Scholarship Program: http://www.nationalmerit.org/
Take a look at our new info graphic that highlights the best of what we have to offer our students. Follow the link for a closer look.
Please join us on Thursday, April 23 or Friday, April 24 for a global dance performance named, "Works in Progress". The show starts at 7:00 PM and the doors open at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $7.00 for general admission and $12.00 for VIP seating (1st four rows only). Children who are 8 years or young are free (Thursday only). Please email Ms. Yolanda Rubio-Soto at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Here are the recipients:
Congratulations Benton's Song Team for winning SHARP's top prize at Azusa Pacific University.
Also, Benton is extremely proud to announce that during this weekend’s SHARP competition, our Color Guard team won the top Showmanship award. Our team out-shined all others for their overall performance, general effect, variation in flags,and artistry. Congratulations Coach Navarette and our Color Guard team for demonstrating excellence! You Rock!
Director, College & Career Path.