It was a big day for many Claremont High School 2017 graduates Tuesday, as they returned to the elementary schools they once attended for special congratulation events. This 2nd annual celebration has become wildly popular at all CUSD elementary schools. At Mountain View Elementary, the class of 2017 returned to a hero's welcome as they toured the campus greeting kids (and moms) of all ages. Be sure to see our video and photo gallery from several schools participating. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
The Modern Abolition Club at Claremont High School organized a fashion show fundraiser on Saturday, May 20 to promote awareness of and raise money for organizations combatting human trafficking.
The fashion show, entitled Price Tags are for Clothes Not People, benefited Freedom and Fashion, an organization which mentors young people in the US.
A group of 48 Claremont High School students took home a multitude of awards and honors at the California State Thespian Festival in April, which was attended by more than 1200 theater students from 65 high schools throughout the state.
We had a lot of help organizing the event including volunteer from the Claremont Senior Bike Group, The Rotary Club of Claremont, CHS Interact Club and parents of the kids at Chaparral. The lady behind the drive to get everyone together and organize the event was Melinda Warren, a Chaparral parent. Be sure to check out the story Chaparral students wrote for the Courier. Photo by Jack Warren
Movie fans watch the first of the short films screened during the third annual Claremont High School Film Festival last Thursday at the Laemmle Theatre in Claremont. The student made films were all produced this year by both the introduction to video and the advanced video classes. Check out our full story and special photo gallery. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Sumner Elementary School third grade teacher Patti Colinco has been named the 2016 Claremont Unified School District, teacher of the year. Ms. Colinco has been teaching for a long time but says it’s still an inspiration every day to work at a job she loves. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Students from the video production at Claremont High School were honored for short films entered in the statewide Directing Change Film contest last week. The contest is aimed at breaking the stigma of mental health matters and suicide prevention by creating one-minute public service announcements. Check out a brief synopsis of each film that was selected.
Pomona College President David Oxtoby receives a standing ovation from his faculty during commencement on Sunday at the school. Sunday’s graduation will be the last for Mr. Oxtoby who announced his retirement earlier in the year. Pomona, the largest and the oldest of the Claremont Colleges, was the next to the last of a weekend full of commencements. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe embraces 11-year-old Nicholas Zuniga after presenting him with his brother Willie Zuniga’s diploma on Sunday during commencement at the school. Willie died in February in his dorm room on campus and his family including his parents, Guillermo and Sara, as well as two brothers Nicholas and Andrew, traveled to Claremont for the ceremony.
The Claremont High School Theatre department will present The Student-Directed One Act Play Festival Thursday, May 11 through Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the CHS Fruechte Theater, 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Last year, KGI received approval from the city of Claremont to proceed with the campus housing development—a four-story facility to include 419 beds and span 225,000 square feet. Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2018.
At his inauguration 14 years ago, Pomona College President David Oxtoby borrowed from W.E.B. DuBois.
“The function of the university—and, I would add, the liberal arts college—is not simply to teach bread-winning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools, or to be a centre of polite society; it is above all to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization.”
Scripps College President Lara Tiedens receives a standing ovation during the processional of her inauguration ceremony on Saturday at the college. Ms. Tiednes, who has been on the job since August, is the ninth president of Scripps which is celebrating 90 years. The event featured 13 speakers including remarks from her parents, Claremont McKenna College President Hiram Chodosh and Claremont Mayor Larry Schroeder. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Eleven CHS students have been recognized as scoring in the top 2.5 percent among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers in our region. CHS students invited to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program include Isabel Barbee, Jack Berry, David Deanda, Alfredo Gonzalez, Matthew Lach, Cristian Lozano, Metzli Montero, Victor Mora, Lauren Vance, Maya Winnick and Diego Zertuche, son of COURIER columnist Mellissa Martinez. Go Pack!