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• Early Out Tuesday resume February 6

• US News & World Report ranks 32nd St USC Magnet 97th in the state and 565 nationally


• Senior Samantha Vasquez has received acceptance letters from UC Berkeley, Azusa Pacific, Biola, CSUDH, and CSULA.  More acceptances coming for our seniors.

• Senior Yesenia Gamero has been awarded the Posse scholarship for her academic and leadership potential.  Posse winners receive a full college scholarship.  Yesenia will be attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

•Student body president Somkene Okwuego was featured on abc7 for her mentoring work with elementary school students and volunteering at hospitals, the LA Public Library, and the 24th Street Theater.  read full story

•Our school and East LA College have partnered to offer our students college courses through the dual enrollment program.  Our students are able to take Spanish and Psychology here at school to advance their studies.  

•The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has awarded our cinematic arts program $25,000 for a third year in a row.  This year's award will help revamp the Broadcast Journalism class with a permanent stage/backdrop and professional cameras. 

•Our own 1st grade teacher, Dr. John Purcell, recently published an article in the leading art education magazine, SchoolArts, about merging the visual and performing arts through self-portraiture.  read full story (page 40)

US News and World Report ranks 32nd St USC Magnet 97th in the state and 565th in the nation.  read full story

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