Law and Government and Police Academy students Kate Estrada, 2 gold medals, Juan Carlos Martinez, 1 gold and 1 silver medal, Jasmin Turcios, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal, Nicholas Quizon, 1 gold medal, Timothy Lim 1 gold medal, Christopher Guevara, 1 silver medal, and Louis Sanchez the HIPP medal, all collected honors at this year's LAUSD Academic Decathalon competition. Congratulations magnet students.
Law and Government and ROTC student Paul Michael Mendoza was the 2016 recipient of the Celebrate Freedom Foundation's Award in Excellence. Paul was not only the recipient of this prestigious award, but the essay he submitted to the local Blue Star Mothers was unanimously selected as one of the National Essay Champions. Congratulations Paul
Our magnet program is proud to congratulate the following students already admitted to top colleges through early decision: Dalia Dichter, Duke University; Kate Estrada, Wellesley College; and Andrea Solis, Smith College. Additionally, the following students received full tuition scholarships through the Posse Foundation: Diego Alonso and Jasmin Turcios, Dickinson College; and Mireille Becerra, Middlebury College. These scholarships are worth over $200,000 dollars.
Anne Bana and Eric Andrews both students in The Law and Government Magnet and the JROTC program at James Monroe High School were recipients of the 2017 Spirit of the American Youth Leadership Program Scholarship. The AYLPS is sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Anne and Eric will receive an all expense paid trip to Pennsylvania where they will participate in a four-day residential program designed to promote a better understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
James Monroe High School Law and Government senior, Diana Leyva received an athletic scholarship for women's wrestling to Waldorf University in Iowa. Diana was one of LAUSD's top lady wrestlers during her four years at Monroe.