James Monroe High School Law & Government Magnet

Highlights

Magnet Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Every year the California Community Foundation awards a $20,000 college scholarship to 12 exceptional tenth graders in LAUSD. Recipients must demonstrate academic excellence, community and school involvement, the ability to overcome personal obstacles, and financial need. This year we are proud to announce that Law and Government sophomore Elizabeth Lopez is a recipient of the Warren Christopher Scholarship. Congratulations, Liz, for this impressive honor.
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Kathy Graber Inducted Into the CHSSA Hall of Fame

The Magnet is proud to announce that our very own Kathy Graber has been inducted into the California High School Speech Association (C.H.S.S.A.) Hall of Fame; she is only the second LAUSD teacher to receive this honor, which is voted on by the C.H.S.S.A. council members. In addition to coaching Speech and Debate, Ms. Graber is Co-President of the Tri-Valley Forensic League, the second largest speech league in California. Ms. Graber also coaches our Mock Trial team; she is a past recipient of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial Coach of the Year award, and Monroe's Mock Trial team won the L.A. County Mock Trial competition in 2012.
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Law and Government Student Lands Posse Scholarship

Jemmy Moreira, Law and Government Magnet senior, earned a Posse Scholarship to Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. This scholarship covers full tuition, approximately $200,000, and a mentoring network that provides academic and social support for students on elite college campuses. Jemmy is the 17th student from our magnet program to receive a Posse scholarship, and we are very proud of her.
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Law and Government Student Receives QuestBridge Scholarship

Congratulations to Law and Government Magnet senior Addy Lorenzo! Addy is the recipient of a 2015 QuestBridge scholarship to Haverford College in Pennsylvania. With an estimated value of $240,000, this highly competitive scholarship provides full tuition, room and board, and living expenses. Addy is the sixth student from our magnet to receive a Questbridge scholarship[ in the last eight years.
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Monroe's Law and Goverment Mock Trial Team Reaches The Final Four

Once again Monroe advances in the Los Angeles County Mock Trial competition, having won each of their first four rounds by impressive margins. Out of an unprecedented 94 teams, Monroe has fought its way to the top 4. Our students are working night and day to be ready for what is surely to be a tough battle in the semi-final round November 30th. Coach Kathy Graber says this is an outstanding team, deeply dedicated to excellence, and she couldn't be more proud of them. We are also grateful to commissioner Steff Padilla, who comes in on weekends and presides over our scrimmages.
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Law and Government Student Selected as Milken Scholar

We want to extend a well-desreved congratulations to Kayla Gonzalez, 2015 Law and Government Magnet graduate, chosen as one of 16 Los Angeles Milken Scholars in 2015. To be selected for this highly prestigious award, graduating seniors must demonstrate leadership, academic excellence, commitment to improving their community, and the ability to persevere over personal obstacles. Besides receiving a community scholarship, scholars gain access to a network of mentors and internship opportunities that help them pursue their career goals.
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Graduating Law and Government Seniors Admitted to Top Tier Universities

Congratulations to our 2015 graduating class. Once again, they earned admittance to some of the best colleges in the country. This year we have seniors enrolling at Bucknell; Deep Springs; Hobart and William Smith; Howard; Kalamazoo; Mount
Holyoke (2); Smith; Vassar; Washington University, St. Louis; and Wellesley (2). Also, we have many seniors headed toward UC campuses, including UCLA and Berkeley. Overall, their financial aid and scholarships amount to almost $2,000,000.
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2015 Magnet Culmination Features Distinguished Guests

L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey along with James Monroe High School alumni, Captain Joel Justice of the Los Angeles Police Department and Valeria Carranza, Executive Director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus took time out of their busy schedules to help celebrate this year's Law and Government and
Police Academy Magnet Culmination.
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