Each year, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors names ONE student as the Outstanding Youth Volunteer for the entire county and this year, Brandon Ward a senior at Lawndale High School, was awarded. Last year, it was also a Lawndale High School student who was awarded. Brandon has been a peer mediator for the Centinela Youth Services STARS Peer Mediation Program for the past two years. He is a true leader in this program and his peers look up to and respect him. He takes the skills he learns in the program and applies them to his life and struggles. CVUHSD congratulates Brandon!
The Centinela Valley Union High School District recently locked in savings of over $5.2 million for local taxpayers by refinancing a portion of Measure CV bonds approved by voters in 2010.
On April 12, 2016 the CVUHSD Board voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing the refinancing of nearly $30,000,000 of its current bonds. The District took advantage of the historically low interest rate environment and replaced bonds with an average interest rate of approximately 5.73% with new bonds at an all-inclusive interest rate of 3.32%. All of the savings from the refinancing will be passed back to District taxpayers in the form of lower property tax bills. The refinancing did not extend the term of the original bond payments.
Lloyde High School was honored at the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA) Conference on April 29th for being named a 2016 Model Continuation School by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. The schools were recognized for their innovative teaching approaches that enable students with diverse needs to complete their high school education.
Congratulations to a few of Hawthorne HS's top scholarship recipients! Jasmine Brandon won the 2016 Gates Millennium and Posse Scholarships. Jasmine is graduating #2 in her class and will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Fall. Mitchell Nguyen and Nicolas Fernandez are also recipients of the 2016 Posse Scholarship. Mitchell will attend University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall to study Biology. Nicolas will attend Northwestern to study Applied Math. Aureliano Yepez and Felix Granados are recipients of the 2016 Sandpipers Scholarship. Aureliano is the valedictorian of his class and will attend UC Berekely in the Fall to study Computer Science. Felix will attend Cal Poly Pomona this Fall to study Geology.
Leuzinger High School senior, Kimberly Rodriguez was informed on Monday, April 18th, that she is a recipient of the 2016 Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS), which will cover her costs when she attends UCLA for her undergraduate program. She plans to study Business and Psychology. She also plans to continue on to graduate school at an ivy league university, and if she chooses to study Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Library Science, Mathematics, Public Health or Science, she will be eligible for GMS fellowship funding for master’s and doctoral degrees.