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UHEF & Uni News

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Dec, 2017

Excitement for “Grease” building toward April 18 opening

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[Posted December 15, 2017] There are shows and then there are shows! Uni’s production of Grease is being widely anticipated on campus, as one of the most popular musicals in production across the country. Although originally written in Chicago in 1971, with specific ethnic references to that city, it is best known from Paramount’s 1978 film that starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson in their senior years at fictional Rydell High School. Uni’s Director of Theatre Arts, Ronnie Sperling ‘76 has a special connection […]

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Nov, 2017

More than two dozen alumni presented at Uni Career Day

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[Posted November 3, 2017] A remarkable 25 Uni alumni came back to campus on October 26 to share their life experiences with today’s students. The returning alumni included, but were not limited to: Tamar Asken (Class unknown) Ricc Bieber ‘70 Tina Davis ‘85 Jeri Gaile (Class unknown) Mark Greenblat ‘85 Larry Jacobson ‘74 Ron Kato ‘75 Sam Helmi ‘86 Susan Igdaloff ‘66 Jacky Holler, 1978 Hector Lerma, Sr. (Class unknown) Howard Lesner W ‘69 Steven Lowy ‘69 Elizabeth McGhee ‘03 Mark Pariser ‘88 Mario Sanchez (Class unknown) Andrew Santos ‘02 […]

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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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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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May, 2017

Uni library donations up to 169; won’t you join in?

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[Posted May 12, 2017] “I can’t overstate how great an impact these donations have on making the library relevant for students and in making the collection more valuable and worthy of protection in a time when library closures are afoot. Thank you so much to our devoted alumni!” That’s Uni librarian Tascha Folsoi ‘86 on the continuing flood of new books into the Uni library, which has now reached 169, with a new donor – Carl Hagge S ‘53 – joining the club of those who have helped out. He […]

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May, 2017

Thanks to all who attended the “Grease Sing-A-Long”

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[Posted May 1, 2017] An enthusiastic crowd of parents, students and friends of Uni attended the April 29 fund-raiser for Uni Theater Arts highlighted by the showing of the Sing-A-Long version of “Grease.” In addition to the movie were costume and dance contests under the direction of Uni’s own Ronnie Sperling ‘76. He noted that “The dance contest was a lot of fun. We had 20-25 kids on stage and played ‘Willie and the Hand Jive.’ We demonstrated what the Hand Jive was – a 1950s dance – and they […]

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Apr, 2017

Thanks to our January, February and March contributors!

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[Posted April 12, 2016] 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: 103-year-old Hal Cunningham, who attended the school when it was known as Warren G. Harding High, joined the ranks of donors in 2014 and helped out again in 2015! […]

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Mar, 2017

Sing along with “Grease” at the Uni Film Festival on April 29

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[Posted Mar. 15, 2017] Did you have more fun at Uni than Danny and Sandy had at Rydell High in “Grease”? Then get your gang together and find your bobby sox for a night back to the 1950s when the UHEF presents the sing-along version of the 1978 smash movie at the Stivelman Theater on Saturday night, April 29 at 7 p.m.! The Grease Sing-A-Long version, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta has been digitally remastered in this special version, made for audience participation. If you’re “Hopelessly Devoted” to Grease, […]

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Feb, 2017

Kampmann saluted at memorial service at Uni

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[Posted Feb. 7, 2017] More than 150 family, friends and former students and staff said goodbye to Uni’s legendary coach, Dick Kampmann, at a memorial service on campus on February 4. Pictured above: Son Bill Stimming and grandson Christopher Stimming at the podium during the memorial service for Coach Dick Kampmann (Photos courtesy Ivan Finkle/UHEF) Kampmann passed away on January 24 at age 92 at his home in Santa Monica. While the burial was private, the memorial service was open to allow those who knew him to salute him one […]

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Jan, 2017

Memorial Service for Dick Kampmann on Saturday, Feb. 4

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[Posted Jan. 30, 2017] To honor the greatest coach in University High School history – Dick Kampmann – a memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Uni’s Stivelman Theater on Saturday, February 4, beginning at 11 a.m. Street parking is available and all are welcome. Kampmann passed away on January 23, aged 92, at his longtime home in Santa Monica and was surrounded by family and friends until the end. Many inquiries have been made about donations, flowers or gifts. Kampmann’s son, Bill Stimming, asks that […]

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