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Principal's Update #265

Did You Hear? – Congratulations to our four National Merit Finalists for the 2018-19 school year. Each of the following students will receive a Certificate of Merit at Senior Awards. Congratulations to:– Congratulations to our four National Merit Finalists for the 2018-19 school year. Each of the following students will receive a Certificate of Merit at Senior Awards.

Congratulations to:
Aino Elina Hakkinen
Blake Han
Isaiah T. Seo
Andrew J. Song

OCDE honored our very own Lorri Walls, Counselor of the Year on
Wesnesday, February 13th at their board meeting. This award highlights the top professional counselors and their contributions to prsitive school climates and student success. Congrats Lorri and thank you for all you do for students, staff and parents.

The Yorba Linda High School Mustangs performed well at the
2018-19 Academic Decathlon tournaments. In Division two, juniors' Katelyn Birchfield and Jenee Anekwe led the way both earning a second place medal for the Honors Division (3.75-4.00) in math and speech. Senior AJ Song won three medals in Honors level, including a second place for speech. Senior Lauren Bui earned a fourth place medal in the Honors level for speech. Senior Courney Poon won two medals, including a 2nd place medal for math in the Scholastic Division (3.00-3.74) Senior Wesley Dale earned a 1st place medal for math and 2nd place for economics. Juniors Ryan Burgess won four medals including two 3rd place medals for math and economics in the in the varsity level and Brent Yun earned a 5th place medal for economics.

Congratulations to two our MBA Culinary students who competed in the Skills USA Restaurant Service competition. Cyra Donaldson placed first (Gold) and Kathryn Shepherd placed second (Silver). They had to demonstrate skills required in the “front of the house” of a fine restaurant. They are both eligible to advance to the Skills USA competition at the state level.

On Saturday, February 9th 2019, 33 YL Future Business Leaders of America members took part in the Southern Section Leadership Conference at Valencia High School. Students competed against hundreds of students in various events such as Introduction to Business, Public Speaking, Impromptu, Financial Math, Entrepreneurship, Global Business and more. All grade levels competed and we are very proud of our final results! Here is a list of students that placed in the top 10 in their events:

Place Event Chapter Member
2nd place Creed Rohita Thammineni
1st place (State Qualifier) Entrepreneurship Soham Bhagat and Ishaan Sakhrani
6th place (State Qualifier) Global Business Brandon Leong and Chris Tang
2nd place (State Qualifier) Impromptu Speaking Wayne Chan
3rd place (State Qualifier) Introduction to Business Communication Ishaan Sakhrani
2nd place (State Qualifier) Introduction to Business Procedures Soham Bhagat
7th place Introduction to Business Procedures Joshua Lee
2nd place (State Qualifier) Introduction to Financial Math Rohita Thammineni
10th place Introduction to Information Technology Timothy Lee
1st place (State Qualifier) Introduction to Information Technology Dylan Shih
1st place (State Qualifier) Introduction to Public Speaking Anna Zhang
8th place Marketing Rachel Allsup, Sydnie Chin, Emily Remer
6th place (State Qualifier) Personal Finance Janet Han
6th place (State Qualifier) Word Processing Amelie Tran

YL FBLA also placed 6th in 27 chapters to win Sweepstakes, a contest in which chapters win points for how many members placed in the top 10 in events. Last year we had placed 9th, so we are moving up! Finally, we have another member that had interviewed for a position in the Southern Section Board. YL FBLA is proud to have Ishaan Sakhrani as Leadership Associate for Southern Section Board, where he will have a vital role in the management of our Southern Section FBLA of over 30 chapters.

A Big Thank You to Yorba Linda PTSA Student Leadership - for Valentine Cupcake Day. Lot of cupcakes in the staff lounge for all of us to enjoy. Great Day to be a Mustang!


WE ARE “WASC READY” - Again, thank you Richard and Joel for a terrific report and our focus group leaders for our lunchtime reviews. We will be sending out reminders for our report of 1) where we have been 2) Where we are 3) where we are going.


 
Thought for the Week
“Yorba Linda High School provides great academic and co-curricular opportunities for our students
because the staff is “connected” and “proud” of the work they do!”
 
 
 
 
 
Yorba Linda High School – Sports/Activity Schedule
Week of February 18 – February 23, 2019

Monday, February 18
Holiday – Presidents’ Holiday
F/S & V Baseball V @ Loara T. 3:00 TBA
F/S vs. San Clemente 3:00 Home
M V Volleyball @ Tesoro T. TBA TBA

Tuesday, February 19
JV & V Baseball V @ Loara T. 3:00 TBA
JV @ Orange L. T. 3:00 TBA
M F/S, JV & V Volleyball @ Mater Dei 6:00/6:00/7:00 Mater Dei HS
V Softball @ Rosary 3:15 Rosary HS

Wednesday, February 20
F/S & JV Baseball vs. La Habra JV 3:00 La Habra HS
F/S 3:00 Home
M V Golf vs. Servite 1:30 Black Gold GC
JV Softball vs. Orange Lutheran 3:15 Home
F/S & V Track – Tri Meet 3:00 Home

Thursday, February 21
V Baseball @ Loara T. 3:00 TBA
M V Tennis @ So Cal Championships 12:30 Portola HS
M V Golf vs. Orange Lutheran 2:45 Black Gold GC
W JV & V Lacrosse vs. El Toro 5:00/4:00 Home

Friday, February 22
Wrestling @ CIF State Meet 9:00 Bakersfield
F/S & JV Baseball @ YL T. JV - away 3:00 YLHS
F/S – home 3:00 YLHS
M V Volleyball @ Foothill T. TBA Foothill HS
M V Tennis @ So Cal Championships TBA Portola HS
V Softball @ Timberwolf T. 3:15 Home

Saturday, February 23
Wrestling @ CIF State Meet TBA TBA
V Baseball @ Loara T. TBA TBA
M V Volleyball @ Foothill T. TBA Foothill HS
V Softball @ Timberwolf T. TBA TBA
F/S & V Track @ Louis Zemperini Invite TBA TBA
 
 
 
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