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UHEF & Uni News

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Jun, 2018

Uni honored as a national “Silver Medalist” school

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[Posted June 18, 2018] The high-profile “Best High Schools” list compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report for 2018 identifies about 6,000 schools from among 20,000 surveyed nationally as “Gold,” “Silver” or “Bronze” medal winners. Uni joined the list of medal winners this year, as noted by the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA) newsletter for June 18, 2018: “Congratulations to the LAUSD schools included in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best High Schools. The periodical reviewed data from more than 20,000 high schools across the country and […]

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Jun, 2018

How Uni has changed – or not: A look back at Uni in 1968

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[Posted June 15, 2018] The year of 1968 was one of massive changes and turbulence in America, with the Cold War and the Vietnam War both going strong, wild swings in politics, devastating violence in our cities and against civic and political figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. What was the environment at Uni 50 years ago this spring? From the 1968 Chieftain, this from Fall (1967) Student Body President Dave Simmonds: “Uni is a fine school, but it is still far from perfect. […]

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Jun, 2018

Commencement 2018: Uni graduates its 93rd class

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[Posted June 12, 2018] Beginning with the Class of 1926, Uni has seen its graduates move on from the high school ranks with pride in their achievements, both at the school and in the future. So it was on June 7, when the Class of 2018 was recognized at Kampmann Stadium and saluted by Uni principal Eric Davidson: “Class of 2018, Parents, friends, and my esteemed colleagues: “Most of these speeches can go on longer than they should. Especially when there are 380 or so graduates waiting to walk this […]

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Jun, 2018

Class of 1960 starting its 2020 reunion planning early!

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[Posted June 10, 2018] The Class of 1960 – the Elysians – will be 60 years “old” in 2020 and Gail Grant Day (daysies1@hotmail.com) is ready to get started on a reunion: “Attention: Class of S’60, if anyone is interested in a 60th Reunion please let me know, (it has seemed in the past that not many of our class would attend). “We would need a local chairman and a reunion company to organize the event. I’m in Colorado and it was difficult to chair the 50th reunion from afar. […]

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Jun, 2018

Senior Awards Day: Uni recognizes Seniors & UHEF awards 4 scholarships

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[Posted June 5, 2018] Uni’s annual evening of senior honors took place on May 23, with awards distributed by 25 departments and scholarships and special-recognition awards made to multiple outstanding students. Included in this program were four awards provided by, or coordinated through, the Uni Hi Education Foundation. These included: UHEF Community Service Award, to a senior who has shown exceptional dedication to community service during their tenure at Uni, awarded this year to Chris Park. He wrote movingly about his experiences at the South L.A. Animal Shelter and informing […]

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Jun, 2018

More honors and first “Thespian Awards” for Uni Theatre program

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[Posted June 2, 2018] It’s the high school awards season, so why not have an awards program for Uni Theatre? Uni’s Director of Theatre Arts, Ronnie Sperling ‘76, made that a reality in 2018, with the first-ever Uni High Thespian Awards. Awarded on May 22, the actors and technical staff voted for male and female awardees in 23 categories, which ranged from the serious to the quite silly, such as “Best Hugger,” Biggest Slob” and “Best Shoulder to Cry on.” In the more traditional categories, the winners included: Best All […]

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May, 2018

Could Uni be getting a new name?

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[Posted May 20, 2018] Uni’s petition to become an Affiliated Charter School is moving along, and quickly. Principal Eric Davidson recently wrote to the UHEF, noting: “The Charter petition has been submitted to the District’s Charter School Office for review. The plan will be presented to the LAUSD Board of Education on June 5, 2018. We anticipate the plan being approved.” When approved, Uni’s name will change slightly to reflect its Affiliated Charter status; many of you voted on possible name changes earlier this year on the Uni Web site. […]

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May, 2018

Congratulations to Uni’s Western League golf champions!

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[Posted May 12, 2018] Coach Eric Temena’s Uni boys golf squad finished 6-1 in its dual-meet season and won the Western League title on April 30, posting a score of 492, with three finishers in the top 10: 4.  Anuv Gupta, 89 9.  Lawrence Kim, 96 10.  Dylan Elliot, 100 Playing 18 holes at the par-72 Wilson Golf Course in Griffith Park, Uni outscored Carson (494) and RFK (625); L.A. CES, Venice and Fairfax had incomplete teams. Brian Kang of RFK was the individual winner and the only one to […]

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May, 2018

Congrats and thanks to eight retiring Uni teachers and staff!

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[Posted May 8, 2018] Believe it or not, we’re running toward the end of the 2017-18 school year, coming in just more than a month. Along with the students from the Class of 2018, this will also mark the end of some outstanding careers at Uni for eight teachers and administrators who are retiring: Karen Crowley-Marks ~ Dean of Students (pictured above/right) Eric Davidson ~ Principal Ali Galedary ~ Former Assistant Principal; Operations Coordinator Cleo Ingram ~ Teacher, Community-Based Instruction (pictured above/left) Maria Morales ~ Food Service Martha Morinaka ~ […]

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May, 2018

Sensational, near-capacity run for “Grease!” at Stivelman

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[Posted May 1, 2018] Four shows and four near-capacity crowds filled Stivelman Theater for the third-ever Uni production of Grease! from April 18-21. “This record-breaking audiences and an extremely high energy cast made this production of Grease! a truly memorable experience for all,” said Ronnie Sperling ‘76, Uni’s Theatre Arts director. “The icing on the cake was when original Broadway Frenchy, Mews Small, paid us a visit. I think we brought her to tears and she brought us to tears. “Thanks to UHEF and our incredible teen cast, crew, and […]

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