- Nina Gallo - 5th place
- Brian Hasakian - 6th place
- Melanie Estrella - 4th place
- Suki Kaur - 5th place
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!
It’s difficult to express in words just how impressive last night’s Artrageous event was. I am truly blown away by the talent of our students and staff! I’ve attached a bunch of pictures for you to enjoy.
Artrageous was a celebration of the arts in a truly authentic way that only a school like ours could pull off! Last night’s event was an amazing display of the visual arts, fashion, music, dance, film, food, science, and technical arts. It was AWESOME!
As you can imagine, an event like this is a true team effort! Congratulations to the following people for playing such a huge role in making this year’s show such an incredible event: Yolanda Rubio Soto, Mike Hess, Doris Doyon, Nancy Lanpher, Tracy Horton, Karen Calhoun, Della Robertson, Sophia Woo, Dean Westerfield, Ken Cook, Della Robertson, Jesus de la Torre, and Mark Travis. I also want to thank our custodians and security team for their support in helping things run smoothly. It was great to see so many alumni come back for this year’s event – I enjoyed meeting all of them!
Finally, please join me in giving MAJOR props to Jacque Fabritz for coordinating this event! Her efforts to make this show so incredible were nothing short of spectacular, and we are so lucky to have such a strong advocate of arts education on our staff. Well done!
Ryan Smith, Ed.D
Norwalk High Principal
La Mirada Students bring home Gold!
During Spring Break, while most of us were maximizing our time off, Mr. Brent Tuttle, Mr. Derek Wood, Mrs. Andrea Wood, Mrs. Lori Marshall, Mrs. Debra Moreno, and Mr. Opper, were busy. These teachers took a group of 46 students to compete at Skills USA. Students represent the various Academies and Pathways at La Mirada High School. These programs include ACE Academy, APPLE Academy, PLTW Engineering Academy, Medical Pathway, and Welding.
Skills USA is a forum in which students compete in Career and Technical Skills. This includes presentations on current topics, submission of welding projects, and presentations to compete for contracts (Similar to a real world meeting in which companies propose ideas to win contracts.), Health Occupations and Mechatronics . There were over 6000 competitors in 98 different events.
The La Mirada Students took home 10 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 11 bronze medals. Congratulations to these students, and thank you to our teachers for their endless hours of support of students.
Director, College & Career Path.