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Principal's Weekly Update #217

 Renaissance Rally 2016 - Just before spring break ASB and Shea Runge planned our 2016 Renaissance Rally to recognize “Mustangs” with awards in academics, athletics, fine arts, the Skyrocket Award, community service, valedictorians, club of the year and teacher/advisor of the year. Congratulations goes out to all following students and staff members who where recognized. IT’S GREAT TO BE A MUSTANG!

Speech & Debate to State Tournament - Congratulations to the YLHS Speech and Debate students who competed at the California High School Speech State Championships tournament this weekend in Santa Clara:
Ryan Birchfield - DUO
Caroline Birchfield - DUO
Gavin Gondalwala - Congress
Sammy Kassab - DUO
Jenny Nagel - DUO
Kelly Nguyen - OO
Darshan Patel - Extemp
Bridgette Roberts - OI
Jessica Sardina - DI
Tianna White - DI
Brandon Kuo - HI
Joey Jovanelly - OO
Congratulations to Congress semi-finalist Gavin Gondalwala and DUO semi-finalists Jenny Nagel and Sammy Kassab as they finished in the top 20 in the State of California. Also – congrats to Charlene Dagampat our teacher/advisor.

PTSA – Academic Mustang Awards 2016 - was held last Monday evening, April 11th at Yorba Linda Friends Church. It was a very special night to recognize over 440 students for academic excellence. A Special Thank You to Kimberly Dole and Lynda Wynn, the co-chairs for the event and our Yorba Linda High School PTSA for organizing the event and honoring our students with certificates and medals for outstanding grades. “A great night to celebrate our kids and a true example of what PTSA and YLHS staff can do together.” Sondia Buscaino – PTSA President.
Sadie’s Dance 2016 – was a huge success with over 700 students attending our gym dance from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
A Big Thank You goes out to ASB and Shea Runge for organizing the dance, along with the help from:
Nancy Coulter
Peyton Pike
Lorri Walls
Greg Kemp
Jamie Jauch

Kino Oaxaca
Bill Ray
Jose Aldama
Brent Hendry
Scott Mazurier
Zachary Hazard
Deputy Holmes and

Check in
Denise Ackland
Claudia Welch
Colleen Hayashi
Jennifer Pilkenton
Kristi Stedman
Gabby Stephenson
Mark Honig

Parent Volunteers
Mrs. Rose
Mrs. Johnson
Mrs. Aguilera
Mrs. Stine
Mrs. Tidwell
Mrs. Jamison
Mrs. Delaney
Mrs. Toledo

It was a great “team” effort!

Mustang Instrumental Music and Colorguard - have been busy.
• Congratulations to the YLHS drumline on their Silver medals at the SCPA Championships. The Colorguard placed bronze at the WGASC Championships pre-lims and top 10 at the Championships. Congratulations to Katherine Robison for winning a $1000 WCASC Scholarship!
• Both Jazz Bands participated with our YLHS Chick-fil-A Leadership Club in providing music for the “Sunrise Senior Center” Prom last Saturday night. There were lots of great tunes, food and smiles!
• This week, April 23rd, the Jazz Band perform at the Fullerton Jazz Festival. Jazz 1 at 8:30 a.m. and Jazz 2 at 10:00 a.m., as they prepare for the Reno Jazz Festival April 28 – May 1st at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Thank you Bincins Garcia for providing all of the activities and performances for our YLHS programs.

FBLA and our Business Academy - have also been busy! Congratulations to FBLA members Harshal Vaza and John State for placing 2nd in the Marketing competitive event at the FBLA State Leadership Conference this weekend. Zach Co, Nick Ding and Sumesh Rawal placed 1st in Shark Tank workshop. Sumesh also competed in Client Services and placed in the top 12 out of 40 students competing. Competition was fierce, but the Mustangs were fiercer Congratulations also goes to Christian Canzone on placing 1st in the Stock Market Game competitive event at the Cal State Fullerton Business Olympiad. Only the top 17 teams were invited to present out of a total of 2500 teams. Christian represented his team at the event and presented their investment strategy to a panel of professional judges. Wren Thomasson and Marie Tobias also presented their business ideas at this challenging and valuable competition. Congratulations to all of our Mustangs and teacher, Samiya Waheed.

A Big Thank You to - Rey Lejano, Mark Honig, Lloyd Walls and Donna Brothers for allowing Shea Runge and I to use their instructional time to talk with seniors. These very important meetings provide graduation information and expectations as we get closer to Graduation on Wednesday, June 15th. Everyone is looking forward to a great ceremony at Shapell Stadium and a Grad Night celebration that evening. Thanks again!!
Thought for the Week
“It’s a busy week!!!”
Yorba Linda High School – Meeting/Activity Schedule
Week of April 18 – April 23, 2016

Tuesday, April 19
M F/S, JV & V Volleyball @ Villa Park 3:15/4:30/5:30 Villa Park HS
WJV & V Lacrosse vs. Valencia V 5:30 Home
JV 7:00 Home
W JV & V Softball vs. Esperanza 3:15 Home
M JV & V Tennis vs. Foothill V 3:00 Home
JV 3:00 Home
M JV & V Golf vs. El Modena V 2:35 Black Gold GC
JV 2:30 Green River GC

Wednesday, April 20
Swim @ Villa Park (all levels) 3:15 Villa Park HS
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Canyon V 3:15 Canyon HS
F/S, JV 3:15 Home
Thursday, April 21
JV & V Softball @ Canyon 3:15 Canyon HS
V Swim @ Foothill Games TBD Foothill HS
M F/S, JV & V Volleyball vs. El Modena 3:15/4:30/5:30 Home
M V Golf vs. Canyon 3:10 Black Gold GC
Friday, April 22
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. El Dorado V 3:15 Home
F/S, JV 3:15 El Dorado HS
M JV & V Lacrosse vs. El Dorado V 6:30 Home
W JV & V Lacrosse vs. Newport Harbor V 6:15 Estancia HS
JV 4:45 Estancia HS
V Swim @ Foothill Games TBD Foothill HS
Saturday, April 23
V Swim @ Foothill Games TBD Foothill HS
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