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One scholar with a 4.7 grade-point common is headed to USC with the objective of changing into a pediatrician. One other scholar with a GPA of 4.eight will main in inventive writing at Chapman College and has desires of writing books and graphic novels. A senior who served as secretary of her faculty’s artwork membership will attend UCI within the fall to pursue a profession as a software program engineer.
With graduation season in full swing throughout the county, there’s no scarcity of inspiring storylines. And this week, the Orange County Register captured dozens of them with a sampling of graduating seniors who are on the path to greatness.
The newspaper says it reached out to native excessive faculties and invited their valedictorians and prime students to have fun their achievements by submitting images and summaries of their highschool actions, post-graduation plans and profession objectives.
In the meantime, the Register has additionally begun its annual custom of sharing OC graduation photos, beginning with Brea Olinda, Capistrano Valley, Portola High, San Clemente, San Juan Hills, Trabuco Hills and Woodbridge excessive faculties.
And listed below are a number of the different tales we’re following this week:
- The assistant principal of Edison Excessive College in Huntington Seashore says the community’s response to his search for a kidney has “been virtually overwhelming.” Described as loyal, reliable and caring, Kevin Fairman, himself an Edison Excessive graduate, began dialysis final yr after being identified with power kidney illness, the Each day Pilot reported. His kidneys are actually performing at lower than 15 %.
- Santa Ana Unified officers introduced that the district’s campuses will reopen for in-person instruction when the 2021-22 tutorial yr begins in mid-August. A distant studying possibility shall be out there for households who select to stay off-site.
- A trio of psychological well being movies produced by college students from Orange County recently earned statewide honors within the 2021 Directing Change Program and Movie Contest. Dozens additionally earned regional recognition.
- Stressors related to the pandemic have amplified mental health issues in schools, and a few educators say they’re not geared up to answer traumas that may embrace meals and monetary insecurity, publicity to illness, and extended isolation.
- An OC highschool is facing a backlash over a section of its student-produced yearbook that’s “unbalanced” in its assessments of former President Donald Trump and present President Joe Biden.
- With particular person trustees referring to ethnic research as “horrible” and “regarding,” the Orange County Board of Training set dates and announced a location for a pair of city corridor conferences to debate the interdisciplinary course of study that’s in place or into account in a number of native faculty districts, the Register reported.
- Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to expand transitional kindergarten in order that it’s an possibility for all California 4-year-olds by 2024-25. Meeting Invoice 22, launched by Meeting member Kevin McCarty (D–Sacramento) in 2020, has related goals however would take a barely totally different method.
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