The scourge of drug-related deaths took on a very human form this past Friday in Beverly Hills when a second person died in the same South Reeves home within two years.
The Beverly Hills High School Academic Decathlon tied for first place in the LA County Academic Decathlon Super Quiz at a ceremony yesterday afternoon at the Quiet Cannon Country Club Montebello. West High School in Torrance also shared the first place spot with BHHS.
The Beverly Hills High School Marching Band and Color Guard of 75 students, under the direction of Bill Bradbury, performed in Disneyland’s Main Street Parade on Thursday, Jan. 31, as part of the Disney Arts Showcase. The BHHS Marching Band and Color Guard have been given this prestigious opportunity every year for over a decade. This year they played a medley of military and patriotic tunes called “Main Street America” while marching on Main Street, USA, Disneyland.
A GoFundMe page has been established for former Beverly Hills student, now Vanderbilt University senior, Greer Brucker, 21.
The Beverly Hills Unified School District and Beverly Hills High School’s Career Education Department hosted the first BHUSD Middle School Speech & Debate Tournament at Beverly Vista on Dec. 12. Run by Coach David Finnigan, the program provides Middle School students from all four campuses with an opportunity to explore speech and debate, and to make new friends across the district. Pictured, front row (from left): Allison Hu (Horace Mann), Reese Margo (Beverly Vista), Alyla Crow (BV) and Lauren Mandel (BV). Back row, from left: Coach David Finnigan, Remy Javidzad (El Rodeo), Ronald Ricks (Hawthorne) and Alex Rho (HM).
The BHHS Academic Decathlon Team picked up 20 awards at the Los Angeles County Scrimmage at West High School. Over 180 students from 10 high schools competed in this year’s theme “The 1960s” for prizes in art, economics, literature, math, music, science and social students. Top awards went to BHHS senior Katie Wu for winning 2nd place overall in Honors division, senior Daniel Wiener for 1st place overall in Varsity division, and sophomore Noah Pals for 2nd place overall in Varsity. The team will next compete in Los Angeles County Regionals competition on Jan. 26, 2019.
Beverly Hills Unified School District is getting help from a rather unlikely source–Indiana.
From planning a district-wide walk-out to keeping tabs on what the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has planned, Beverly Hills students are taking the lead in standing up against Metro as it prepares to run a subway tunnel beneath the City’s only public high school as part of the Purple Line Extension.
Now starting in on his second year as head of Beverly Hills High School, Principal Mark Mead is no stranger to education.
Love was in the air last fall when Beverly Hills High School alum Jason Friedman (Class of 2013) received a message at his new job after graduating college from Emory. He recalled reading through email at his Delta Air Lines office in Atlanta, Georgia as an analyst in Customer Engagement and Loyalty, when he received something that was a bit out of the ordinary.