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.
8 Law and Government and Police Academy students were named to the L.A. Mayor's Youth Council for the 2016-2017 school year. Mireille Becerra, Angela Jimenez Pinto, Hipolito Vasquez, Amy Quintanilla, Luis Maya, Ashley Castillo, Angel De Pacina, and Jienel Valenzuela.
Angela Jimenez, a junior in the James Monroe High School Law and Government magnet finished first in the California High School Speech Association's state-wide tournament in the category of Expository Speaking. Angela is the 10th state-wide tournament champion for Monroe High School's Law and Government magnet.