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Principal's Weekly Update #239

Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorians - were announced at the 2017 Renaissance Rally on Friday. Congratulations to Joseph Toubbeh – Valedictorian, Jasmine Yu – Salutatorian and Ryan Birchfield – Salutatorian. All three students have excelled in the number of courses they have taken and outstanding grades in 28 honors and AP classes in seven semesters. Each one is currently in 5-6 AP classes for their final semester, along with participation in co-curricular programs in athletics, orchestra and academic competition classes. Congratulations Joseph, Jasmine and Ryan!! All three students have been invited to the April 4th PYLUSD School Board Meeting to represent Yorba Linda High School’s outstanding Seniors for the Class of 2017.
2017 Renaissance Assembly – Congratulattions to all recognized the following students and staff for outstanding Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, Sky Rocket Award, Community Service, Club of the Year and Teacher/PTSA awards:

Valedictorians Salutatorians:  Joseph Toubbeh Ryan Birchfield Jasmine Yu

Teacher of the Year:  Diane Luxa
Top Seniors
Ravi Patel
Yuang Zhu
Elwyn Jason Cruz
Bradley Mont
Taylor Provenzano
Ryan Birchfield
Julianna Thrasher
Amy Weitzman
Terrell Shaffer
Jasmine Yu

Top Juniors
Matthew Liao
Danielle Lee
Paul Baldaray
Paige Weingarten
Mikayla Buscaino
Jenny Tao
Shawyun Foroushani
Jacob Iida
Nathan Duong
Melody Tang

Top Sophomores
Ryan Lowery
Andrew Song
Jenna Weitzman
Kolya Isterabadi
Payton Janish

Top Freshmen
Rhys Weingarten
Zachary Hernandez
Kobi Khong
Justin Lopez
Tyler Nguyen

Fine Arts
Photography: Blair Caccam
Color Guard: Kerry Loughran
Ceramics: Rachel Bruestle
Culinary Arts: Cole Morris McAuliffe
Dance: Sidney Tran
Animation: Haley Enos & Max Jacobsen
Choir: Marissa Hernandez
Band: Matthew Arsenault
Theater: Hagen Cloward
Drawing/Painting: Margaryta Tumashyk
Orchestra: Lily Rajaee
Video Production: Ries Chirrick & Ammara Dadabhoy
Newspaper: Rachel Seo
Yearbook: Kayla Coates
3D Art and Design: Kasie Hunt
Commercial Art & Design: Ghevanni Madduma & Thomas Hoppe

Athletic Awards
Men’s Basketball: Shaun Maeder
Women’s Basketball: Kelli Hanashiro
Men’s Water Polo: Jacob Walker
Cross Country: Brandon Papin & Payton Janish
Cheer and Song: Maddie Anderson
Wrestling: Alex Tang
Women’s Volleyball: Kailyn Case
Women’s Tennis: Cat Jang
Women’s Golf: Marcel Manalo
Women’s Soccer: Mikayla Buscaino
Football: Luke Adams, Justin Bailey, Bobby Brattain,
Drew Dahlson, Luke Dawson, Jacob Denissen,
Matt Frengel, Chad Hoffman, Bryce Johnson,
Christian Jordan, Nick Langseth, Noah Lines,
Kyle McManus, Blake Smith, Brevin Smith,
Troy Stiefel, Justin Syrko, Jordan Tabuno,
Max Thorp, Logan Venero, Mason Winter
Skyrocket Awards
Andrew Healis
Clark Incorvina
Jerrick O’Neill
Michael Mantoura
Rylie Palladino
Madison Reinhard
Kaitlin Thomas

Community Service
Caroline Birchfield
Jae-Hee Yoo
Gabriella Moussa
Connor Del Crognale
Aarti Tandon

Scholar Athletes
Ryan Kassab
Jack Benson
Jake Miller
Dimitri Dimopolous
Cary Shin
Cole Magliano

Club of the Year
Anime Club

PTSA - Honorary Service Awards
Mike Moore
Greg Kemp
Sarah Phillips
Barb Buckley
Charlene Dagampat
Miya Kim
Fred Fonseca

Congratulations to all!!

More Good News! Congratulations to the Mustang Band & Guard! - This past weekend the Guard placed 1st at Valencia Tournament, the drumline took 1st place at Rancho Cucamonga, Jazz 2 placed 1st in their division, and Jazz 1 took 2nd in the heavy division at the Irvine Jazz Festival, which features bands from our district and around the country!! Go Mustangs!!

Mustang Pride Day – Saturday, March 18th - was a huge success with over 158 students and PTSA parents on campus to clean, pull weeds, rake planters and scrape gum. Students donated over 500 hours of community service. A Big Thank You to Janice Heckel, PTSA Student Leadership Advisors Marne Jenican, Melinda Shank and Athena Bradburn for coordinating and organizing all of our students into work parties to clean all over our campus. Student committee coordinators included Sarah Heckel, Megan Mortenson, Rachel Guerrero, Taylor Cutler, Bella Vino, Spencer Kim and Jaylin Mandley. Thank you to Fred and Jose who came in early and stayed late to make sure all the students had the right tools and every door was secure at the end of the day. Another Big Thank You to Trader Joe’s for donating water. Great Community Project!!

“9 to 5” – YLHS Musical Theater Production - will be performed March 23 – 25 and March 30 – April 1 @ 7:00 p.m. and March 25 & April 1 @ 2:00 p.m. All performances will be at the PAC – Performing Arts Center on the El Dorado HS campus. Come out and support our students, under the direction of Cathy Petz. It will be a “great” performance!!

Principals of the Day - Yorba Linda Mayor Peggy Huang and Yorba Linda Chamber Member Gordan Miller want to thank everyone at YLHS for a terrific morning last Wednesday. Both of our visitors were very impressed with all fo the opportunities the staff at YLHS provides for students. We may see pictures of our students and staff at the next Mayors report to the City Council. “Thank you everyone for your warm welcome.”

PTSA Academic Mustang Awards - will be Monday, April 3rd @ 6:30 p.m. at Yorba Linda Friend’s Church auditorium on Lakeview. Over 450 students will be honored for their academic excellence in all grade levels. Hope to see you there!!

For Your Planning
Monday – April 10 Spring Break

Thought for the Week
“”March Madness”
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little thing make big things happen.” John Wooden
Yorba Linda High School – Sports Schedule
Week of March 20 – March 25, 2017

Monday, March 20
M JV & V Lacrosse @ Servite 5:00/7:00 Servite HS
M JV2, JV & V Golf vs. Villa Park V 2:40 Black Gold GC
JV 2:30 Green River GC
JV2 2:45 Birch Hills GC

Tuesday, March 21
W JV & V Lacrosse @ Valencia 4:00/5:30 Valencia HS
JV & V Softball vs. Fountain Valley 3:15 Home
M V Baseball @ Canyon 3:00 Canyon HS
M JV & V Volleyball @ Brea 3:15/4:30 Brea Olinda HS
M JV & V Tennis vs. El Dorado V 3:00 El Dorado HS
JV 3:00 Home
M JV & JV2 Golf JV vs. Villa Park 2:30 Green River GC
JV2 vs. Orange Lu 3:15 Brea Creek GC

Wednesday, March 22
8th Grade Parent Round-up Night
Swim – All Levels @ Brea 3:15 Brea Olinda HS
F/S & JV Baseball vs. Canyon 3:00 Home
F/S & V Track @ El Modena 3:00 El Modena HS
M JV2 & V Golf V vs. Esperanza 2:40 Black Gold GC
JV2 vs. Servite 2 TBA Birch Hills GC
M F/S Lacrosse @ Portola 5:00 Portola HS

Thursday, March 23
9 – 5 Musical 7:00 EDHS PAC
W JV & V Lacrosse vs. Santiago 5:30/7:00 Home
JV & V Softball V vs. Rosary 3:15 Fullerton Junior College
JV vs. Orange Lu 3:15 Home
M F/S, JV V Volleyball vs. Canyon 3:15/4:30/6:00 Home
M JV & V Tennis vs. Foothill V 3:00 Home
JV 3:00 Foothill HS
M JV & V Golf vs. Foothill V 2:40 Black Gold GC
JV 2:40 Birch Hills GC

Friday, March 24
9 – 5 Musical 7:00 EDHS PAC
F/S, JV & V Baseball vs. Brea V 3:00 Home
F/S, JV 3:00 Brea Olinda HS
M JV & V Lacrosse vs. Santiago 4:00/6:00 Home

Saturday, March 25
9 – 5 Musical 2:00 & 7:00 EDHS PAC
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