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UHEF & Uni News

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Sep, 2017

Did you know that Uni has an Alma Mater?

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[Posted September 4, 2017] Some Uni history needs your help. UHEF co-President Ivan Finkle ‘50 found a scan of a Uni “Spirit Song” sheet and passed it along. Did you know Uni has a formal school song, an “Alma Mater”? The lyrics: Standing high upon the hill-slopes By Pacific’s pounding blue, Mother of our fondest memories, Alma Mater! Hail to you! May we never prove unworthy, Bow your head, or cause you tears, Let your radiance shine upon us, Seen through mist of space and years, Let your radiance shine […]

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Aug, 2017

David Nwaba ‘11 moves from Lakers to Chicago

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[Posted August 28, 2017] The amazing story of Uni’s first-ever NBA player – David Nwaba ‘11 – continues to get better and better. He played for the Lakers last season, but when he was placed on waivers in order to clear salary-cap space in order to sign another player, he was claimed by the Chicago Bulls. The reaction from league observers was good: “Good move from the Bulls. Nwaba stood as arguably the best help defender in the G League. Can also dunk with the best of them … seems […]

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Aug, 2017

Uni Ahead of LAUSD Rise in Graduation Rates

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[Posted August 21, 2017] The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce’s Business Perspective report from June 13 noted that “[T]he Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) [improved] its high school graduation rate by an unprecedented five percentage points in one year, while at the same time stepping up completion requirements and university eligibility. “LAUSD made this progress while adopting more rigorous standards to better prepare students for college. Last year was the first year graduates had to complete all courses required for admission to California’s public universities. LAUSD graduates maintained their […]

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Aug, 2017

Uni Principal Eric Davidson: Our Students Need Your Help

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[Posted August 15, 2017] As the 2017-18 school year begins, Uni principal Eric Davidson spoke for the entire faculty and staff at Uni with this short commentary on what Uni and its students face in today’s educational and societal environment as we begin the school year: “The youth of today are in survival mode. The competition is greater than it has ever been and society has been giving trophies to everyone who participates for far too long. It’s not enough to participate anymore and we have to make sure we […]

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Jul, 2017

Thanks to our April, May and June contributors!

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[Posted July 5, 2017] The mission of the Uni Hi Education Foundation is to raise funds for the continued support of Uni’s academic, athletic and performing arts programs. Created in 1985 to counter the effects on Uni of budget cuts across the L.A. Unified School District, more than $1 million has been raised to assist faculty and students. Anyone can contribute and every dollar counts. We salute and thank our 17 contributors from the second quarter of 2017. Contributors are listed by class, in alphabetical order of family names: Ivan […]

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Jun, 2017

Uni students heading to colleges across the country

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[Posted June 20, 2017] Uni’s progress can be seen by the variety of colleges and universities to which its graduates will be headed next fall. Among those students who have reported their actual destinations (at present, of course, incomplete), they include: Community Colleges: Anne Arundel Community College Cerritos College East Los Angeles College El Camino College Everett Community College Glendale Community College Long Beach City College Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Los Angeles Valley College Pasadena City College Pierce College Santa Monica College […]

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Jun, 2017

Commencement remarks from Uni Principal Eric Davidson

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[Posted June 15, 2017] Uni principal Eric Davidson delivered two addresses to the Class of 2017, one for the seniors only and public remarks at the Commencement Ceremonies in Kampmann Stadium on June 9. He was kind enough to share both with us: To the graduating seniors: “Good afternoon. To the parents of our graduating seniors, congratulations for surviving the uncertainties, anxieties, and chaos of being the parent of a teenager. To the families of the class of 2017, I hope you are as proud of the accomplishments to come […]

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Jun, 2017

Uni girls win All-City Division IV Softball crown!

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[Posted June 10, 2017] Coach Jason Tillett and his softballers finished their regular 6-10 overall and had a 4-8 mark in the Western League, with wins over Fairfax, Westchester (2) and LACES. Uni was then seeded no. 1 in the City’s Division IV playoff bracket, and won all four of its games to become City Champions! The Wildcats clubbed, in order, Elizabeth HS, 11-1; Jefferson, 14-4; Triumph Charter, 15-0 and won the title over Rivera HS, 10-3, at Cal State Dominguez Hills. For the season, Uni batted .301 as a […]

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Jun, 2017

Jacob Abraham: From Eritrean roots to the Ivy League

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[Posted June 5, 2017] Uni’s mission is to educate, inspire and prepare young people to take the next step in their lives. Its success, as noted by the naming of University High School as one of the top-20 schools in the United States by the International Education Bureau of the nationally-recognized Walt Disney Motif Awards, is further underscored by the remarkable story of senior Jacob Abraham. His achievements were profiled in the L.A. Unified School District’s daily report on May 19, including: “[He enrolled] in University High‘s most rigorous college […]

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Jun, 2017

UHEF awards four senior scholarships

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[Posted June 1, 2017] One of the most rewarding activities of the Uni Hi Education Foundation is to honor seniors with special scholarship awards made possible by alumni donations. This year, four seniors received UHEF recognition at a special on-campus awards ceremony on May 24: (Photo above: Uni Director of Theater Arts Ronnie Sperling with Alyssa Suzukaawa; below: Sperling and Kate Im. Courtesy: Ivan Finkle/UHEF) Community Service Scholarship: Given to a graduating senior in recognition of their outstanding service to the Los Angeles community: Kate Im and Alyssa Suzukawa Sharon […]

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