Beverly Hills High School celebrated this year’s 18 Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Pictured: BHHS College Counselor Casey Rowley; students Tiffany C Chieu, Sean Toobi, Justin Na, Maxbryan Cosmosse, Jiho Park, Seth L Pizzurro, Samuel Stahl, Rebekah J Park, Wesley Wu, Brandon D Lipper and Oleksandr Kubichka; and BHHS Principal Mark Mead. Not pictured: students Evan A Aizenman, Isaiah Berke, Omer Cohen, James H Jung, William C Magnin, Nicholai M Melamed and Chantel Yeshova.
The 60th Reunion Committee for the Beverly Hills High School class of ‘58 is hard at work putting together a reunion event on Oct. 7 from 2-8 p.m. The reunion will take place at the Encino home of classmate Linda Ezor Swarzman. To attend, call the Reunion Committee at 818-783-4420. Tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door. Pictured (from left): committee members Nancy Glick Posner, Co-Chair Irwin Zeke Warsaw, Co-Chair Linda Ezor Swarzman, Carolynne Brandt Effron, Robert Simon and Steve Allen. Not shown is committee member Joy Tyre Coburn.
On Tuesday, the Board of Education voted 4-1 to enter into an eight-week temporary contract with Calabasas-based Nastec International, Inc. to provide armed security at Beverly Hills Unified School District starting Monday when classes resume.
Beverly Hills Boy Scout Troop 110 held an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony at City Hall’s City Council chambers last week, where a remarkable seven Eagle Scouts were honored. All seven teens took part in service projects that directly benefitted Beverly Hills: three at Franklin Canyon Park; one at Beverly Hills High School; and one at Virginia Robinson Gardens. Pictured front row (from left): Daniel Weiner, Jack Klines and Nate Alpern. Back row (from left): Alex Kleerup, Michael Huang, Toby Orvin and James Masutani.
This year the Beverly Hills High School Class of 1968 will be celebrating a 50 year reunion, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11. In addition, alumni have coordinated with each of the four elementary schools to give tours on Friday, Aug. 10, in order to allow alumni to recapture those special moments, that were for some some six decades ago. Pictured is the Beverly Vista Kindergarten Class of 1956. For more information, contact Sylvia White at 310-452-4000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beverly Hills High seniors got creative this week, making pennants to signify their college plans for next year at the school’s “Pennant Party.” The BHHS College Center and PTSA supplied free pizza and snacks while students won raffle prizes while creating their pennants. Pictured, from left: BHHS seniors Ben Dahan, Sophia Goldberg, Dominique Petrie, Jamie Kim and Jonathan Artal.
To celebrate this year’s Beverly Hills High School National Merit Scholarship Finalists, on Wednesday evening Julian Javor (a onetime finalist) and his mother, Kathy Javor, hosted a special dinner for this year’s student finalists and a few select City and school district officials at Fogo de Chao on La Cienega. At the dinner, the Javors revealed that each student would be given a $1,500 scholarship to use for the school of their choosing from their foundation, the Kobor Family Foundation. Pictured (from left): Board of Education member Isabel Hacker, BHHS PTA co-president Laurie Okum, Mayor Julian Gold, student Brian Harward (accepted to Rice and UCLA), student Jamie Kim (accepted to Princeton, University of Pennsylvania and Duke), Julian Javor, BHHS Principal Mark Mead, student Jonathan Artal (accepted to Stanford, Harvard, and USC), Board of Education VP Noah Margo, student Jason Harward (accepted to Northwestern and UC Berkeley), and Superintendent Michael Bregy.
For the fourth year in a row, Beverly Hills High School students in AP History teacher Joanie Garratt’s class volunteered at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Gala in Los Angeles. Stated Garratt: “This has become somewhat of a tradition. I always have lots of students willing to give up four hours on a school night to participate.” Pictured (from left): Leo Padillo, Britney Shirian, Adriel Ghadoushi, Sophia Cohen, Arjun Batra, Joanie Garratt, Estella Rosen, Esther Goldberg, Daniella Mashoudy, Rebecca Eshtiaghpour (back), Antonio Lebron (back), Thomas Gu and Jonathan Kim.
Starting tonight, the Tony award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone caps off this season for the Beverly Hills High School Performing Arts department. Shows are March 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m. in the Salter Theatre at 241 S. Moreno Dr. Tickets are available online (bhhs.bhusd.org), at the Student Store, or onsite before each show as space permits. Pictured (above) are Performing Arts benefactor Michael J. Libow and the cast of the musical.
On Feb. 3, the Beverly Hills High Career Education Department sent culinary and KBEV broadcast students to compete in the annual SkillsUSA regional competition held at LA Trade Tech. The medal winners and students advancing to the SkillsUSA State competition this coming April in Ontario are: Gold Medal Broadcast team (Ethan Bootesaz, Eva Danesh, Noah Danesh, Arian Tabibian); Gold Medal Job Skill Demonstration Student (Donya Noubaharestan); Gold Medal Radio team (Ryan Dubin, Tohar Samir); Silver Medal Broadcast team (Ben Cohan, Sophia Martin, Jacob Suomi, Gabrielle Urman); Silver Medal Culinary (Eric Cherdak); Silver Medal Radio (Jacob Kurtz, Gabriel Tabariei); Bronze Medal Broadcast team (Bridgette Fussman, Leo Padilla, Hunter Trost, Noelle Trost; Bronze Medal Culinary (Ethan Eils); Broadcast All Freshmen team 7th Place (Fiory Carey, Riley Mehdizadeh, Alana Perkins, Ryan Tabatabai).