Volume I Issue 31 ~ April 28th, 2019
1. Academics Spotlight
PV students in physical education classes got the opportunity to participate in the most looked forward to unit of the year, scuba! With the help of a certified scuba expert, our students were able to enjoy the real world opportunity that available by participating in physical education classes.
2. Athletics Spotlight
Baseball beat Camarillo 7-6, Peninsula 10-6, and 7-0 in the annual game at LMU to clinch the 3rd place in bay league and a playoff spot. The team finished 6-4 overall.

Softball beat Redondo 4-1 to celebrate Senior Night. The girls also beat Peninsula 6-1 to win the Bay League title!

Boys Volleyball beat Peninsula in four games and place third overall in the bay league. The team will travel to Newport Harbor on Tuesday at 6pm for the first round of CIF.

Boys Golf lost 192-190 to Peninsula and ended up 2nd in the Bay League overall with an 8-2 record.

Boys Lacrosse defeated St. Margaret's 10-8 and Peninsula 20-4. They also beat Mira Costa 15-2 to take the title of Bay League Champions.

Girls Lacrosse beat Poway 2-1 and Culver City 22-0. The girls are 5-1 and Bay League Champions.

Boys Varsity Tennis ended the regular season with a winning 7-3 record. Representing PVHS at the Ojai Tennis Tournament this week is Wolfgang Weiss (singles) and Kai Brady & Sean Holt (doubles team). Good luck in Ojai! Next week is CIF preliminaries Tuesday and Thursday.

Swim also made it to the CIF Prelims for the following events next week:

Austin Mone dives on Monday, April 29th at Riverside.

Individual Events: Boys 200 Free, Boys 50 Free, Girls 100 Butterfly (alt), Girls 100 Backstroke, Girls 100 Breaststroke. They also qualified for Relay Events: Girls 200 Medley Relay (alt), 200 Girls & Boys Free Relay, 400 Girls & Boys Free Relay

Henry Boyle
Blake Carpenter
Emma Chang
Williams Criley
Anthony D'Ambra
Kailey Deharo (alternate - relays)
Kelsie Grant
Katie Keough (alternate - relays)
Jake Leonard
Austin Mone (Diver)
Abbie Maemoto
Bliss Vetterlein
Gabby Wapner (alternate - relays)
Aidan Wattson
Mackie Whitehead
3. Scholar Quiz
The annual Scholar Quiz school wide competition started this week with the theme of Superheroes versus Villains. 64 teams started the week with over 250 students participating in this event. This single elimination tournament tested our student's knowledge of a wide range of topics including superheroes. The semi final matches will take place Monday during an extended lunch period and the final round will happen during an all school assembly on Tuesday in the gym. Thank you to Ms. Barton and all of our staff for helping to make this event possible and fun for all of our students!
4. Jazz Band Spotlight
The PVHS Jazz Bands are in New Orleans where they attended the 50th Annual Jazz and Heritage Fest. They also be attended a concert at Preservation Hall, took a jazz improv clinic at Loyola University and performed at Washington Artillery Square.
5. ASB Elections
Congratulations to all of our students who participated in ASB election week and to the following students elected as representatives on ASB next year:

Asb President: Gaby Rudy (Pictured right)
ASB VP: Greta Wendorff
ASB Secretary: Daisy Stoneman 
Sr. Class Pres: Dane Dawson
Sr Class VP: Mary DiBernardo
Jr Class Pres: Michael McBride
Jr Class VP: Ethan Hladek
Soph Class Pres: Ellen Brandt
Soph Class VP: Makena Fine
6. Junior Book Awards
The College and Career Center hosted the 13th annual Junior Book Awards. This ceremony recognizes 11th grade students who have demonstrated qualities of scholarship, leadership, and service to our school, community, and the world. All of the recipients were nominated by PVHS teachers and counselors and selected by a committee of administration and staff. The book awards follow a long tradition established by colleges and universities as a means of honoring high school students while broadening awareness of many fine colleges and universities. Congratulations to all of our winners!
7. Journalism Spotlight
This past weekend, journalism students from  The Point  newspaper staff and advisor Ms. Ruiz attended the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim. Along with 3,500 students from across the nation, they went to sessions on writing, leadership, photography, design, team building, and more! The staff also met with advisor of Roseville High School's newspaper staff to get an outsider's perspective on ways to improve  The Point

In addition to learning the ins and outs of student journalism, three staff members participated in Write-off competitions for the first time in  Point  history. Seren Cho, Phoebe Lai, and Isabella Ruiz competed in editorial writing, news writing, and feature writing. 
When they weren't focusing on journalism, staff members spent time exploring Anaheim and building strong bonds. From bowling and munching on beignets at Downtown Disney to eating at the Anaheim Packing District to watching  Avengers: Endgame , they had a weekend to remember. 

Phoebe Lai, editor-in-chief, also took home an Honorable Mention for newswriting.
8. Yearbook Spotlight
On Tuesday, April 23 the Triton Yearbook submitted the final Sweet Sixteen deadline to the publishers for printing and then sent a dozen leaders to the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim from Wednesday, April 24 through Sunday, April 28. Teams met with professionals in the industry, attended workshops in writing, design, photography and leadership and participated in Write Off competitions. The group joined adviser Ms. Pavelka and represented Palos Verdes High School amid several thousand student journalists from yearbook, newspaper and broadcast news programs across the country. Those who attended (L to R back row) Riley Murakawa, Sophia Kang, Renee Moore, Malia Shitabata, Gabby Kwon, Hana Meroth, Sydney Singh (L to R front row) Emma Chang, Ellie Pearson, Sara Namvari, Kaylin Lee and Michaela Lee.
They also gathered five Superiors, one Excellent and two Honorable Mentions at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim in the categories of broadcast news, student life, clubs, commentary, news editing, sports and academics and electives. All students who participated were given feedback from judges. Those with Superior ratings received medals while Excellent and Honorable Mentions received certificates. Winners competed with hundreds of entries from across the nation.
Superior Awards
Broadcast Package: Sophia Kang and Renee Moore
Commentary: Sara Namvari
Yearbook Clubs: Riley Murakawa
Yearbook Sports: Emma Chang
Excellent Award
Yearbook Student Life:
Gabrielle Kwon
Honorable Mentions
News Writing: Malia Shitabata
Yearbook Academic and Electives: Sydney Singh

9. Student Spotlight
Sophomore Dara Chidi was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. Congratulations Dara on all of your hard work!
10. Next week at a glance
  • Scholar Quiz semi-finals. Adjusted bell schedule with extended lunch.
  • Golf @ Bay League Qualifiers

  • Scholar Quiz Finals Assembly. Assembly bell schedule. Click here for more info.
  • Boys Volleyball First Round CIF
  • Boys Tennis Wildcard CIF
  • Softball Wildcard CIF
  • Baseball Wildcard CIF
  • Boys Lacrosse Playoffs
  • Girls Lacrosse Playoffs
  • Best of the West College info night in the MPR at 7pm!


  • Golf @ Bay League Finals
  • Boys Tennis First Round CIF

Thursday :

  • Boys Volleyball Second Round CIF
  • Softball First Round CIF
  • Baseball First Round CIF
  • Boys Lacrosse Playoffs
  • Girls Lacrosse Playoffs
  • Comedy Sportz vs. Peninsula in the MPR at 7pm. Get your tickets early!

Friday :
  • Adjusted bell schedule for PV's Annual Lip Dub! Come wearing your best Sea King gear to be apart of the school legacy forever!
  • Boys Tennis Second Round CIF
  • Swim CIF Finals
General Info
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