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Alhambra Principal's Corner By Tom Doppe

Apr 03, 2018 09:05PM ● By Elena Hutslar

Public Health interns made lunch for residents at a local transitional housing site. 

Good News at Alhambra High

Good News! Do you need some of that?  I know I do, so I asked the teachers to share some exciting accomplishments, both in and out of the classroom, from the past couple weeks. Certainly this list is only a taste, but I know you will be impressed by the students here at AHS, just as I am. Enjoy!

Ms. Zapata: Students in my Spanish 3 classes are preparing presentations on the African diaspora and it's positive impact on Latin American culture.

Mr. Wiener: The amazingly talented cast of Alhambra's spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, is deep in rehearsals. Mark your calendars for April 25-28 and prepare for a happy, funny show with great music and singers.

Ms. Seto: Harambee Cultural Club successfully spread the love with Valentine grams; continue to knit and donate beanies to hospitals; and are currently orchestrating cultural dance performances for an upcoming rally, along with crafting leis for graduation. 

Mr. Reichert: Mock Trial won second place throughout the entire county and took home several individual awards, too.

Ms. Gregory: AP kids are busy dissecting (pun intended) Frankenstein. All classes are being thoughtful regarding their peers in Parkland, FL, and seniors are finding their voices and realizing they can make a difference.

Ms. Rideout: Public Health interns made lunch for residents at a local transitional housing site. 

Ms. Fuller: Alhambra Art students (Art 2, Art Survey, Digital Art 1, and Digital Art 2) will have their work displayed at the Martinez Library. The Martinez Arts Association sponsors the art show.

Mr. Heeb: The following Cabinet Making students participated in the Skills USA regional competition in San Jose last Saturday:  Kris Leidich (SR), Aidan LaHonta (SR), Jason Exline (JR), and Danny Leidich (SO).

Mr. Wheeler: Jacob Bower and Cole Kendall won 2nd place at the UTI Top Tech Challenge on Feb 10 in Sacramento.  They won $7500 scholarships each and over $1000 in tools for the Alhambra High School Auto Shop!

Ms. Salas: Our new Cybersecurity Club had two four-person teams (male and female) that competed in three rounds of the Air Force Association's online Cyberpatriot competition. Both teams scored in the middle (gold) tier of all teams nationwide, with the girls edging out the boys in the final round.  The following young ladies have been selected by the National Council for Women in Technology as regional CA winners to receive the Award for Aspirations in Computing:  Fabiola Gallardo (9th grade) and Simarpreet Kaur (10th grade).  Runner-up applicants were Dream Lopez (9th grade) and Madison Wilson (9th grade).

Mr. Doigny: Alhambra hosted a job fair for students interested in pursuing a career in the "building trades," and representatives from IBEW 302 (electricians), Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 159, Pile Drivers Local 34, Carpenters Local 152, Millwrights Local 102, and Conco Commercial Concrete all attended and presented job information to students from a variety of classes. One of our students even got a paid internship at Conco after the job fair.  This semester we will be hosting another job fair, so if you think your company would like to send a representative, please contact Mr. Doppe or Mr. Doigny at [email protected]