Laurence Kaldor and Mark Shipow of the Valley Community Legal Foundation of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association join Paul Graber the Law and Government Magnet Coordinator in presenting Law and Government students Andrea Solis, Angela Jimenez, and Jeniffer Ramos with $1,100 each at the James Monroe High School Senior Awards Banquet. Andrea will be attending Smith College, Angela, U.C. Berkeley, and Jeniffer will be attending U.C.L.A.
Law and Government freshman Tina Ter-Akopyan won 1st place in an essay contest sponsored by the California Armenian Legislative Caucus in recognition of the Armenian Genocide. She won a $1,000 dollar scholarship and was flown to the State Capitol in Sacramento to receive her award.
Yesenia Ayala, a 2014 Law and Government Magnet graduate and current Grinnell College student was awarded a 2017 Truman Scholarship.
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