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UHEF & Uni News

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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 […]

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Dec, 2014

Big changes as Uni’s new field and track under construction

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[Posted December 11, 2014] After all the politicking and promises, the conversion of Uni’s ancient, pitted football field and dirt track is now well underway. Ohno Construction, the contractor responsible for the job sent these now-and-then pictures, from September 10 as the work was just starting (below), and from November 19 (above). In the November photo, the clearance and grading of the field and track areas is nearly complete, ready for the next phase. Also of interest is the graded area behind the existing football-field bleachers, being cleared under a […]

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Dec, 2014

Big laughs coming to Uni in December!

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[Posted December 1, 2014] Uni students have many talents. Now we’re going to find out who’s funny! The school’s irrepressible theater-arts impresario Ronnie Sperling ‘76 has lined up his newest attraction, “Comedy Improv at UNI,” a series of eight open-mike programs to give Uni students a chance to impress classmates, peers and friends of Uni by reducing them to tears . . . of laughter. The sessions are scheduled from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in classroom 384 on: December 3: Wednesday December 4: Thursday December 8: Monday December 10: […]

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Nov, 2014

Black Friday Alert: Help Uni when you buy from Amazon!

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[Posted November 28, 2014] With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, don’t forget to help Uni every time you buy from Amazon.com! Through a program that helps fund local schools, Amazon donates a portion of its sales which come to it through a qualified click. Uni has participated in the program for more than a year, and has already received more than $1,000. On UniversityWildcats.org – Uni’s official Web site – the Amazon logo is on the home page on the left-hand side . . . just scroll […]

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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 […]

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Nov, 2014

Uni’s Theater Arts Troupe Works Over Shakespeare; Two More Performances Left!

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[Posted November 17, 2014] It takes some theater-goers a lifetime to see all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays. Uni’s theater arts group ran through all of them – more or less – in less than 90 minutes last weekend in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).” Pictured above: The Uni cast’s version of “To Be Or Knot To Be” . . . Get it? (Photo courtesy Ivan Finkle/UHEF) “The show was a complete smash this last weekend,” exulted Uni Theater Arts director Ronnie Sperling ‘76. “The Friday [school] Assembly […]

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Nov, 2014

Help Uni When You Buy From Amazon!

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[Posted November 11, 2014] Did you know that you can help Uni every time you buy from Amazon.com? Through a program that helps fund local schools, Amazon donates a portion of its sales which come to it through a qualified click. Uni has participated in the program for more than a year, and has already received more than $1,000. On UHEF.org, the “activated” Amazon logo is on the “How You Can Help” page. Helping Uni is as easy as clicking on the Amazon logo you see on the screen every […]

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Nov, 2014

Thanks to our October contributors!

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[Posted November 6, 2014] 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 $550,000 has been raised to assist faculty and students. We salute and thank our contributors for October 2014: Harry Andrew S ‘51 Bonnie (Geller) Aylesworth ‘76 Joanna (Tanner) Ballard W ‘53 Donna (Hurd) Branin ‘44 Class of 1956 Diane (Falconer) Cunningham ‘47 […]

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Nov, 2014

Strong interest from schools and students at Uni’s College Fair

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[Posted November 3, 2014] More than 200 students and parents attended Uni’s annual “College Knowledge Night” on campus on October 29. Pictured above: Students and school reps at Uni’s College Knowledge Night (Photo courtesy Dr. Richard Satnick/UHEF) Seven different workshop sessions were held in two different time periods illuminating important topics including standardized testing, finding the best fit in a college, admissions to the University of California system, the Community College option and transitions to four-year universities, NCAA-compliant recruiting practices for high school athletes, financial aid basics and more. In […]

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Oct, 2014

Uni in the News: Health and Football!

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[Posted October 28, 2014] Excel and you will be noticed. Local television stations KABC-7 and KNBC-4 both found stories they liked at Uni that have aired, or will air, this week. Pictured above: KABC-7 nutrition and fitness reporter Lori Corbin interviewing Uni students on October 9 (Photo courtesy Kerri Eich/Uni) Coming up on Thursday (October 30), an in-depth report is scheduled to air on the second edition of “The Uni Project,” featuring Kerri Eich’s health class and the NutriBullet program of healthy breakfast shakes. KABC’s Lori Corbin, “The Food Coach,” […]

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