Rowland High FCCLA Students Meet with State Legislators
Pictured left to right: Rowland High School FCCLA students Cecilia Wang, Sophia Htay, Diane Chen, and Ashley Leung get to experience our State Capitol.
RUSD students participated in the Capitol Leadership Experience in Sacramento on February 10-12, where, in addition to observing Senate and Assembly committee hearings and floor sessions, they met with state legislators and staff to discuss the importance of Family and Consumer Sciences education and the career technical students organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

FCCLA has over 4,500 members in California alone and approximately one-quarter million members throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. The organization, which functions as part of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education Program of the California Department of Education, helps students develop occupational, leadership, and citizenship skills.
Students from throughout the state met with their own legislators and staff to explain that Family and Consumer Sciences education provides skills that may be used to prepare for higher education or to enter the workforce right after high school. Involvement in FCCLA also teaches young people to be better parents, to be financially responsible, and to prepare to contribute to society as adults.

Ashley Leung (Senior) , Diane Chen (Junior) , Sophia Htay (Junior) , and Cecilia Wang (Junior) at John A Rowland High School participated.
“I now have a much better appreciation for our state government and those who serve us,” said RHS student Ashley Leung.  “I’m sure that those we visited also have a greater appreciation of Family and Consumer Sciences education and how FCCLA rounds out the program by helping young people to better succeed as adults.”
Alvarado FCCLA Students to Compete at State Competition
On Saturday, February 9th, Alvarado and Rowland students traveled to Newport Harbor High School to participate in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America ( FCCLA) Region 9 Spring Meeting and Competitive Recognition Events. 

Alvarado students competed in a wide variety of events including Menu Planning and Table Display, Salad Preparation, Nutrition and Wellness, Illustrated Talk, and Life Event Planning.  All nine students qualify to continue on to the state level which will be in Riverside on April 27-30.
Alvarado FCCLA students will compete at the state finals in April. Pictured are team members Darianna Sandoval, Felicia Armstrong-Mensah, Amanda Antonious, Azael Garcia, Pauline Kim, Natalie Saeleo, Vivian Lau, Nathalie Jacildone, and Landen Del Mar.
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Rowland High School Wrestling Team
Rowland High School Winter Sports Season Recap
Boys’ Basketball -  The boys basketball team had another successful season making the playoffs and travelling to Salesian High School. Salesian was a very tough team and beat the Raiders in a close contest. First Team All-League selections included seniors Posheng Lee and Ethan Galang.

COLLEGE SIGNINGS: Ethan Galang (Boys' Basketball) signed his letter of intent to attend Life Pacific University (Basketball) and Ruby Fernandez (Soccer) signed her letter of intent to attend Azusa Pacific University.

Girls’ Basketball -  The Lady Raiders underwent a rebuilding season after losing a handful of top senior players. The girls came up short of the playoffs this year but are hopeful to be back in the post-season next year as the group of young ladies will improve greatly and be a force next season. First team All-League selections included Kaylin Ngo and Kristen Lu.
Boys’ Soccer -  The Boys Soccer team had a coaching change this season as RHS alum Noah Nunez was hired to lead the boys this year. The boys did a great job transitioning into the new program and tripled their number of wins from last season. They made a run at the end of the season but came up short for making the playoffs. Coach Nunez has high hopes to bring the Raiders back to the post season next year. First team all-league selections include Jason Ayala and Phillip Castellanos.
Girls’ Soccer -  The Girls soccer program continued their success this season coming in 2 nd  place and earning a CIF playoff berth against Santiago High School. The ladies came up short in a very close contest losing in penalty kicks after a tied overtime period. First Team All-League selections include Ruby Fernandez, Braelynn Liamoca, Kayla Allen and freshmen Destiny Hurtado.
Girls’ Water Polo -  The lady Raiders had a hard fought season being very competitive in their games all season long. Led by coach Mike Cody the team is improving more and more with each season. Juniors Stevie and Valerie De La Fuente each earned First Team All-League honors and will be back next season to help push for a return to the post season.
Boys and Girls Wrestling -  Rowland Wrestling had 9 athletes qualify for the CIF individual tournament with 5 Valle Vista league champions and ALL 9 qualified to move on to the next event in their quest for the CA State Tournament. For the girls Cheyenne Bowman became a CIF Champion for the second time and Nelly Mendoza Vasquez placed 2nd. The boys participated in the CIF Individual Tournament in the Inland Division and ALL 7 are moving on to participate in the Masters Meet. The Team took 3rd place overall and had 4 CIF Champions - Fernando Barreto,  Richard Rojo, Alex Ramirez (also named tournament lower weight MVP), and Armando Murillo. Also qualifying with a 2nd place finish was Joshua Avila, and placing 4th were Steven Chavez and Kevin Castro.
Nogales Winter Sports Season Highlights
Nogales Girls Water Polo placed Second in League and made the CIF playoffs!
The Nogales Wrestling team was proud of their accomplishments: Oliver Jacobs took 1st in League! Gilbert Gallegos tood 3rd! Adam Maldonado took 1st and got Lower Weight MVP! Isaiah Moreno took 2nd Place!
Girls Varsity Soccer placed second in league and made the CIF playoffs! Boys Soccer (pictured above) placed second in league and made the CIF playoffs!
Girls Varsity Basketball won league for the first time in school history and made the CIF playoffs!
The community is invited to an evening filled with student entertainment from across the Rowland Unified School District at this year's "RUSD's Got Talent," presented by the Nogales Choral Music program. The event is tomorrow night, Friday, February 22 at 7 p.m. at the Nogales High School Multipurpose Room. Tickets are $8 at the door, students with ID are $5, and children 4 and under are free. (Nogales High School is located at 401 Nogales St, La Puente).

Come enjoy a variety of musical acts, along with a featured guest performance by "America's Got Talent" contestant Angel Garcia.

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