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Principal's Weekly Update #212

Congratulations MUSTANGS -- YLHS OCAD Team and Mrs. Gabby Stephenson – Advisor. Yorba Linda’s OCAD team completed on January 30th and February 6th against over 30 OC high schools, covering Speech, Interview and Essay as well as the Art, Literature, Economics, Social Science, Music, Science and Mathematics of India. The following students metaled:
George Abdallah
1st in Science, Econ, & Speech
2nd in Social Science
3rd in Math
4th in Language/Literature
5th in Art.
William Behvandi
2nd in Art
5th in Econ & Social Science
Max Ferguson
1st in Essay
2nd in Science
4th in Econ & Social Science
Cathrine Han
1st in Math & Speech
3rd in Interview
David Hernaiz
4th in Interview
5th in Art & Music
Nikhil Patolia
5th in Math & Social Science
Sumesh Rawal
1st & perfect score in
William Russell
1st in Art
4th in Essay & Music
Out OCAD team also won 3rd place overall team score and 2nd place Super Quiz team award. This is a huge improvement over last year’s 5th place honor. We are so proud of our YLHS students. Congratulations Ms. Stephenson & YLHS OCAD Team 2016!!

Congratulations to YLHS freshman, Karissa Dole, who have been crowned Miss Fullerton’s Outstanding Teen 2016-2017. Her older sister, Kiannah Dole, served as Miss Yorba Linda’s Outstanding Teen 2014-2015.

Congratulations to Darshan Patel, Mock Trial Outstanding Attorney 2015-2016. On February 5th, at the Orange County Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial luncheon, Darshan was recognized for her efforts and talents as Mock Trial Attorney during this year’s competition. Great Job, Darshan and advisors Lisa Tully & Noelle Toxqui.

Congratulations – YLHS’ 1st Year FBLA Team – The FBLA SS Leadership Conference was held at Biola University on Saturday, February 6th. YLHS’ small but mighty FBLA Chapter attended this day of business competitive event test taking and performance tasks. Up against chapters with over 130 members present, YLHS
members placed in 3 of 6 events.

Harshal Vaza & Johnny State worked collaboratively on their team event – Marketing – 5th place Nick Ding, Zachary Co & Simran Chowdhry started their day testing in their team event in Entrepreneurship. In the afternoon, they participating in the Shark Tank event where they had to come up with a solution to cut down on e-waste created by cell phones. Ideas were submitted by over 40 teams and narrowed down to the top 15.
They made the cut!! From there, they made the next cut and finally finished in 1st place and earned a cash prize.
They also placed 10th in their team Entrepreneurship test.
Congratualtions to all the chapter members that worked so hard and participated in their first completion. A Big Thank You to teacher/advisor Samiya Waheed and Assistant Principal Jamie Jauch for providing this program at YLHS.

Congratulations also go to our visual arts students and teachers – Carol Carson and Kelly Fritz. They place in the following competitions:

Exposed: Beyond Imagination Art Contest – sponsored by the YL Public Library & YL Arts Alliance:
Kylie Morford – 1st
Harry Foutris – 2nd
Taylor Provenzano – Honorable Mention
Lana Abdallat – Honorable Mention
Lindsay Martin –Staff Favorite
Ashley Spellman – Staff Favorite
Drawing & Painting:
Brooke Ashley – 1st
Seung-Hee Yoo – 3rd
Jae-Hee (Robin) Yoo – Honorable Mention
Alice Kim – Staff Favorite
Isabella Braseny – Staff Favorite
Andrea Tinjaca – Staff Favorite

The Placentia Yorba Linda Art Association HS Art Contest:
Emma Allen – 1st
Jennifer Jacobson – 2nd
Seung Hee Yoo – 3rd
Fiona Huang – Honorable Mention
Mya Kough – Honorable Mention

Did You Hear? – Men’s and Women’s athletics are moving forward in CIF playoffs. Congratulations to: Coach Teiko Ikemoto and the women’s basketball team on being the co-league champs of the North Hills league and to Greg Avilas and the women’s soccer team for their 2nd place finish in the North Hills league. Both programs are advancing to the CIF playoffs. Congratulations to Coach Jason Pietsch and men’s basketball for their 2nd consecutive North Hills league championship. They finished undefeated! Congratulations to Coach Kino Oaxaca and men’s soccer for their 2nd place finish in the North Hills league. Finally, congratulations to Coach Brian Fortenbaugh and the wrestling team for winning their 4th consecutive league championship. They also defeated all 7 other teams in the league finals and qualified 11 wrestlers and 2 alternates for CIF individual this weekend. Steve Hill & Dillon Herrera were also named league individual champions.

Great Job and Best of Luck to all of our Mustangs in CIF!!

Fine Arts Week – February 22 – 26th - Come out and see our different groups as they perform this week.
Monday – Band at lunch in the quad
Tuesday – Comedy Sportz – 7:00 p.m. – Theater
Wednesday – Art Walk
Thursday – Dance Company at lunch & Poetry Readings after school
Friday – Choir & Mustang Idol Winners Perform
Thought for the Week
“Claudia is back – it was a beautiful wedding!”
Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of February 22 – February 27, 2016


Monday, February 22
Band performing at lunch in quad

Tuesday, February 23
Comedy Sports – 7:00 p.m. – Forum Theater

Wednesday, February 24
Art Walk – Ceramics/Art Pieces

Thursday, February 25
Dance Company at lunch
Poetry Readings after school

Friday, February 26
Choir & Mustang Idol Winners Performance at lunch

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