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Principal's Weekly Update #201

Welcome Back Dance - was a big success with over 1,100 YLHS students attending the outdoor (quad) dance. A Big Thank You to ASB, Shea Runge and Colleen Hayashi for organizing our first dance and to all the chaperones/supervisors:
Kino Oaxaca Precious Germaine Meshell Maes
Scott Mazurier Brittany Germaine Nancy Coulter
Brent Hendry Megan Scott Peyton Pike
Isaac Quiroz Kristi Stedman Lorri Walls
Chris Mendez Kelley Fox Greg Kemp
Gabby Stephenson Valerie Steinbergs
Jose Aldama Desi St. Amant
Andrew Alvarado Noelle Toxqui 

Great News for our YLHS Mustangs! – The College Board announced the National Merit Semifinalists for 2015-16. Congratulations to Andrew Lee!!
 
National Merit Commended Scholars for 2015-16 are:
Ariana Zormeier
Stephanie Zhang
Nicole Truong
Marissa Stinnett
Sierra Stevens
Darshan Patel
Jason Lee
Kaila Labrador
Bryan H. Kim
Catherine Han
Bill Fu
Rachael Ehlen
Marie Bae
Emma Allen
 
Nationwide, about a million high school junior took the PSAT exam, with 16,000 of those becoming semifinalists for scholarships. Ninety percent of the semifinalists are expected to become finalists in February and about half will be awarded National Merit Scholarships worth $35 million when the final announcements are made in April – July. Again – congratulations seniors!!

Congratulations to Kaila Melanson – a sophomore here at YLHS, who recently won the Miss California Jr. Teen pageant. For a full article about Kaila, see the OC Register has an article at www.ocregistermiss.national.
 
OC High School Students: Disneyland Resort is seeking influential high school students making a difference in Orange County to be recognized as the first class of “Dreamers & Doers” this fall. Whether focused on helping their families, classmates or community causes, Orange County high school students are asked to nominate themselves for their good deeds and service. From tutoring younger students, to leading a food drive, to starting a recycling program or helping with a sick or elderly family member, Dreamer & Doers applicants make a positive impact in their community. Beginning September 8 and continuing through November 20th, Orange County high school students can apply to become the first class of Dreamers & Doers, Disneyland Resort’s newly announced philanthropy program aimed at recognizing exemplary high school students who take action to improve their community, home or school by conserving nature, inspiring others to be creative or live healthfully, and bring hope and happiness to the community.
 
Every high school in Orange County will have the opportunity to select one – two of their school’s Dreamers & Doers applicants, who will receive two Disneyland Resort park-hopper tickets. From this group, 60 “Shining Stars” will be selected to receive a $2,000 grant for their school and be invited to attend a celebration luncheon where additional surprises will be announced, and six top-ranking students will be designated as Luminaries” who receive a Disneyland Resort weekend prize package to enjoy with their families. Disneyland Resort also will host a symposium for all “Shining Stars,” p[providing an opportunity to discuss issues that affect students and create solutions they can implement in their schools and communities. For more information about the Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers program visit
http://publicaffairs.disneland.com/dreamers-and-doers-2/.
 
 
Thought for the Week
“When you are curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” Walt Disney
 
 
 
 
Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of September 28 – October 3, 2015
 
Monday, September 28
 
Tuesday, September 29
M F/S, JV & V Water Polo @ Canyon 3:00/5:00/4:00 Canyon HS
W JV & V Golf V vs. El Dorado 3:00 Black Gold GC
JV vs. El Modena 2:45 Birch Hills GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. El Dorado V 3:15 El Dorado HS
JV 3:15 Home

Wednesday, September 30
W F/S, JV & V Canyon 3:15/4:30/5:30 Home
W JV & V Golf vs. Canyon V 2:45 Black Gold GC
JV 3:00 Riverview GC
Cross County @ League Prelims (all levels) TBD Irvine Regional Park
 
Thursday, October 1
F/S & V Football vs. El Modena V 7:00 Home
JV 3:15 Home
M V Water Polo @ Tournament TBD Home
M JV Water Polo @ Costa Mesa 3:30 Costa Mesa HS
W JV & V Golf vs. Esperanza V 3:00 Black Gold GC
JV 3:00 Birch Hills GC
W JV & V Tennis vs. Canyon V 3:15 Home
JV 3:15 Canyon HS

Friday, October 2
JV Football @ El Modena 3:15 ` El Modena HS
M V Water Polo @ Tournament 1:00 Home
 
Saturday, October 3
Cross Country (all levels) vs. Brea TBD Carbon Canyon
M V Water Polo @ Tournament 1:00 Home
 
 
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