Spanish program fantastico at Rorimer in Rowland Unified


Habla usted espaol? Paulo Ortega and Jasmine Melgar do. Muy bien, in fact.

The sixth-graders are the first graduates of the dual immersion
program at Rorimer Elementary in La Puente. Since kindergarten, the
12-year-olds have been taught in both Spanish and English.

“My family speaks Spanish on my dad’s side, so he wanted me to learn
it,” Paulo explained. “Now I want to take French or Italian in high

His classmate agreed, noting that her grandparents also speak
Spanish. “I wanted to become bilingual and learn more about the Spanish
culture,” Jasmine said.

The two have become fluent in both English and Spanish, learning to
read and write in the two languages.

Read more in Rich Irwin’s story RORIMER.

Walnut High graduates 734 students


Walnut High School’s
43rd commencement ceremony was held May 31, with 734 graduates in blue and white cap
and gowns. The sold out event themed “Building Our Legacy – If we cannot find a
road to success, we will make one” was held in the Ken Gunn Stadium.

The 2012 WHS Valedictorians are Waverly Chao, Tricia Fu,
Rami Kakish, Michael Malki, Grace Myung, Rushabh Shah, Jessica Sheu, Brittany
Tsou, Wesley Wu, and Stephany Yong.

“You can confidently
say that you have had a positive experience that will shape a personal pathway
of your choosing,” said Principal Jeff Jordan