UHEF & Uni News


Oct, 2015

Happy crowd cheers dedication of Kampmann Stadium and Patton Track

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[Posted October 22, 2015] In the presence of politicians, school officials and one of Uni’s two Olympic medal winners, the school’s new football field and all-weather track were dedicated on Thursday afternoon. Pictured above: The official ribbon-cutting ceremony, with (from left) LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer, Coach Dick Kampmann and Uni Principal Eric Davidson (Photo courtesy Ivan Finkle/UHEF) The facilities were named for two Uni legends and will henceforth be known as “Richard Kampmann Stadium” after the legendary Uni cross-country and track & field coach, and “Mel Patton Track,” after […]



May, 2015

UHEF Awards Three Senior Scholarships

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[Posted May 31, 2015] The Uni Hi Education Foundation delivered three scholarship awards to deserving seniors in the Class of 2015. Applicants for two of the awards wrote essays specific to those programs, and the awardees were selected by the UHEF Board of Directors. The awards were presented at the annual awards ceremony on May 20. The UHEF Outstanding Community Service Award ($1,000) was made to Abigail Diaz. She has worked with Prime Time, an after-school program for kids with developmental disabilities, sponsored by UCLA, as well as at Arlington […]



Feb, 2015

Classroom of the 21st Century Debuts at Uni

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[Posted February 22, 2015] It’s true that classroom technology and the L.A. Unified School District are not always synonymous. But Uni has started to change that, per Principal Eric Davidson: Pictured above: Uni principal Eric Davidson demonstrating new in-classroom technologies (Photo courtesy Richard Satnick/UHEF). “The point is this: for $10,000 we can modernize a classroom to give teachers and students access to innovative practices to increase achievement and truly use technology as a learning tool. “The transformation is amazing and demonstrates how a 20th century building can be brought into […]



Dec, 2014

Honorary Degree bestowed on 103-year-old former Harding High Student!

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[Posted December 14, 2014] What is now University High School was originally Warren G. Harding High School, which opened in 1924. The name of the school was changed to recognize the opening of the new UCLA campus in nearby Westwood in 1929. Pictured above: The Honorary Diploma given to 103-year-old Hal Cunningham (Photo courtesy UHEF) Harold “Hal” Cunningham was born in 1911 and attended Harding High School in what was then known as the “Sawtelle” section of Los Angeles, beginning in 1926. Unfortunately, he never quite finished. Now 103, Cunningham […]



Nov, 2014

“Divas Save Christmas” giving 50% of ticket sales to Uni for its December 6 performance

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[Posted November 27, 2014] Out of change comes opportunity. When the award-winning Santa Monica Chorus lost its long-time rehearsal home upon the retirement of its director, supporter and Uni Tech Arts Department Chair Danna Coonen-Lee asked Principal Eric Davidson if the group could use some space on campus. The answer was yes, and in return the Chorus is holding its winter concert at Uni’s Stivelman Theater at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 6. Half of all ticket sales will go to benefit the Uni Student Body Fund, up to $2,000 […]



Sep, 2014

Uni to get new football field and all-weather track . . . at last!

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[Posted September 9, 2014] A lengthy campaign to updated Uni’s ancient athletic facilities will finally reach fruition with the start of construction later this month on a new FieldTurf football field, surrounded by an eight-lane, all-weather track. Pictured above: An archived aerial view of Uni, with Cavanagh Field in the middle, circa 2008 (before the current gymnasium was built). [Google Earth photograph] The Facilities Division of the Los Angeles Unified School District has confirmed the project, with groundbreaking slated for late September. Completion is expected in the spring, perhaps even […]