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.
Notwithstanding the fact that the Beverly Hills High School Science and Technology Center (STC) elevator is projected to continue breaking down throughout its remaining lifespan, on Tuesday the Board of Education unanimously voted to approve an emergency resolution to spend $149,418 to modernize the elevator in order to more expeditiously fix it in the future. The STC elevator, which is currently operational, has broken down and been repaired at least three times this year.
For most people, when an elevator is out of service, taking the stairs might be considered a healthy alternative. For 15-year-old Rhiannon Carter, a Beverly Hills High School freshman who was diagnosed with childhood arthritis at the age of two, walking too many flights of stairs might land her in a wheelchair or in braces.
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.
The power of words echoed poignantly throughout Beverly Hills High School last Friday following a series of intimate assemblies where around 200 students at a time packed the Salter Family Theatre and listened to speakers address the topic of racism.