Students receive their diplomas during the 48th Commencement Exercises at John A. Rowland High School in Rowland Heights on Thursday.
The Raiders had 503 graduates at last night’s commencement program at Rowland High School.
Valedictorian Jennifer Kim had a GPA of 4.3636. She is an IB Diploma Candidate and Questbridge National College Award Recipient with a full scholarship to Amherst College.
The Salutatorian was Jean Tan with a GPA of 4.2830. Tan was also an IB Diploma Candidate and National Merit Scholarship Finalist.
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Kindergardners show off their cars at Blandford Elementary School in Rowland Heights on Tuesday.
Cars watching “Cars.” To be more specific, cute little imaginary cars watching a Disney “car”toon about cute little imaginary cars.
No, it wasn’t Radiator Springs, this was the annual car show at Blandford Elementary School in Rowland Heights. The kindergartners were jockeying for pole position in their “box” cars.
We’re not talking trains, though the 100 cars lined up end to end did look like a long freight rolling down the nearby tracks. The tykes had built their cars from big cardboard boxes.
The kindergartners created a little traffic jam as they cruised through the campus. Fortunately, some of the kids had constructed sheriff’s cars to keep order, and a little ambulance stood by in case of an accident.
“Fortunately, there were no accidents. No one even got a traffic ticket,” said teacher Trisha Johnson, who came up the the moving idea last year.
Read more in Rich Irwin’s story CARS.
TeeterTodder Team sells their toy at Alvarado Middle School in Rowland Heights.
In the market for a TeeterTodder or a PopNPlay? These were just two of the toys designed by more than 100 students at Alvarado Middle School in Rowland Heights.
The annual toy fair features the creative talents of Rowland Unified students. Teams of eighth-grade students have to create a company, design a toy, research their market, then sell their toy to potential buyers.
Friends and family were invited to attend the toy fair on May 30. Visitors were given play money to spend on their favorite products.
“This year, the toy designers also had to make their toys from recycled materials,” explained Sue Cook, head of the English department.
Read more in Rich Irwin’s story TOYS.