Rowland Unified Students Take Home Scholarships
Rowland Unified career technical education students shined at La Puente Valley ROP's Student Recognition Night . Pictured above left to right: RUSD Board of Education members David Malkin and Angelena Pride with Nogales High School AP Esther Tamanaha with their Outstanding Student winner Emily Villalpando (Criminal Justice), Santana High School's Outstanding Student winner Angel Galvan (Careers in Education) with Santana Principal Greg Perez, along with RUSD Board Member Donna Freedman, RUSD Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell and Rowland High School Principal Mitch Brunyer.
(Above) Rowland High School student Paloma Arriero wins the First Place Sector Award for Child Development and the MaryAnn King Memorial Award; David & Teri Malkin Humanitarian recipients Leona Zhang from Rowland High (Forensic Science) and Emily Villalpando from Nogales High (Criminal Justice).
There were 10 students from Nogales, Rowland, and Santana High Schools among the more than 40 students recognized and awarded by La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program (LPVROP) for outstanding performance in their career technical education classes at the annual Student Recognition Night. Through the non-profit organization, the Educational Bridge Foundation, LPVROP was able to award over $19,000 to deserving students. Rowland USD students were nominated by their ROP instructor for outstanding performance in classes covering a variety of industry sectors such as Photography, Child Care Occupations, Careers in Education, Engine Performance, and Criminal Justice. Each student received $50 for receiving a nomination and many students received additional awards, in increments of $250, $400, and $500.
RHS Students Win in Top Tech Challenge
Rowland High School CTE/Automotive students won big at last weekend's Top Tech Challenge, earning scholarships to Universal Technical Institute (UTI). Pictured left to right is Geroge Mota (UTI), and RHS students Carlos Guinda, Brodie Galland, and Dustin Demetria. (Student in the back is from Workman HS).
Rowland High School students were revved up this past weekend and brought home awards from the Top Tech Challenge, where high school students competed in teams of two in hands-on and written automotive testing on vehicle parts, brakes, diagnostics and electrical systems.
Congratulations to the following Rowland High School students who competed against 12 other high schools and brought home awards and scholarships: Brodie Galland came in 1 st  place winning a $10,000 scholarship to Universal Technical Institute (UTI) - he earned another $10,000 scholarship to UTI on March 10 at the Long Beach UTI competition! Students Carlos Guinda and Dustin Demetria came in 5 th  place and each one brought home a $1,000 scholarship to UTI. In addition, students Cristian Diaz and Rodrigo Ramirez won 4th place earlier last month, both earning $1,000 scholarships.
“We believe events like this gives students the skills and confidence to take out in the work force and just life in general,” said George Mota, Field Admissions Representative to Universal Technical Institute (UTI). “We want to send out a special congratulations to Rowland High School Automotive Instructor Mr. Ed Martin for his selflessness and dedication to his students… Rowland Rocks!”
High School Senior Success in the Air!
This is an exciting and stressful time of year for our high school seniors as they await news of acceptances from colleges, career tech institutions, trade schools, and the military. Each year RUSD graduates earn more than $3 million in scholarships and grants.

Over the next several weeks we will share news of these accomplishments!
Nogales High School students proudly held up certificates of the colleges they had been accepted to at the College Day Signing Ceremony on April 26. Above proud Nobles Leah Ku, Alison Shieh and Emily Villalpando are headed to UC Santa Barbara.
Pictured above are RUSD Superintendent Dr. Mitchell and RUSD Board Member Donna Freedman with excited Nogales students at the event held on April 25.
Nogales High School held their College Day Signing ceremony luncheon for seniors who are college-bound to four year universities. More than 115 students attended the luncheon as students were celebrated for college acceptances from UC, CSU and private universities and colleges near such as UCLA, WHittier College and Azusa Pacfic University and far such as Boston College and Washington State.
Rowland High School Scholar Athlete Nicole Woo with Basketball Coach Carr as she signs a letter of intent for a partial scholarship to play basketball and attend Trinity International University in Chicago.
TODAY Rowland High School students, staff and family packed the Multipurpose Room at lunchtime to watch their all star RHS scholar-athlete Nicole Woo sign a letter of intent for a partial academic and basketball scholarship to Trinity International University in Chicago.

"This is a dream for Nicole to continue on in athletics. We are very proud for her because that opportunity is actually for a very small amount of people -- it is about only 2% of the high school population that moves on to play sports at the next level," said Rowland High School Principal Mitch Brunyer.

"Nicole Woo played Varsity Basketball four straight years and as a player she never cracked and succeeded to get three league championships. We will miss number 14 and once a Raider, always a Raider," said her Coach Quinten Carr.

"I am so excited for this opportunity to play basketball in Chicago and study in pre-physical therapy," said Nicole Woo. "I want to thank my Mom and Dad - these are the ones that got me in the sport at a young age and dedicated so much time and effort driving me to games and practices, so the way I can repay them is to get most of my college paid for!" She also thanked her coaches who have taught her life lessons on and off the court and pushed her to become a better scholar athlete.
The City of La Puente Parks & Recreation Wants Your Opinion For Parks Master Plan!

Thursday, May 10 at
6:30 PM at La Puente Community Center
(501 N. Glendora Ave.)

Call (626)855-1560 for more information about the Park Master Plan project.

Thursday, May 10 at 6 PM at District Office/Board Room
New Monthly Food Distribution For Our Community at Villacorta Elementary
Thanks to our Family Resource Center's new partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the Tzu Chi Foundation, families receive a huge variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and canned items.

The Next Food Distribution event is
Monday, May 14 from Noon - 1:30 PM

The Food Distribution begins at Noon until 1:30 p.m. at Villacorta Elementary School (located at 17840 E. Villacorta Street in La Puente).

Interested in being a volunteer? We love our volunteers! Volunteers can arrive between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to help distribute food. For more information, please contact the Family Resource Center at (626) 854-2228.
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