Warren High passes out Golden Bear awards

DOWNEY - Warren High School celebrated the successes of its students and programs last week at its annual Golden Bear program held at the Downey Theatre. The program honored more than 200 students across 22 academic and co-curricular programs at the school.

The program is setup much like the Academy Awards: students are recognized by teachers, staff and district office personnel in various categories. As presenters were announced and led onto the stage, the Warren Concert Band played excerpts from well-known Hollywood tunes.

Within each category of Golden Bears, one outstanding student was selected as a plaque winner. At the conclusion of the program, the most outstanding student of the night was selected from the 22 plaque winners to receive the Grand Golden Bear Award.

Students who received plaques include Evelyn Parada (ASB), Darren Donate (boys athletics), Danielle Rodriguez (girls athletics), James Pingel (business/computers) Sarabeth Schibler (English, journalism, social science and world languages), Paul Aragon (English language development), Kandis Otis (family consumer science), Jorge Cruz (industrial technology), Nathalye Arellano (instructional support), Alejandra MacDougall (math), Gina Choi (musical instrument), Issac Manriquez (musical vocal), Nicole Nelson (pep squad), Zulema Vazquez (physical education), Andrew Nipp (ROP), Jaime Cordova (school service), Paul Lim (science), Randee Fish (theater arts) and Valerie Dominguez (visual arts).

Senior Sarabeth Schibler, who is set to graduate with Highest Honors this June and on her way to Cornell University in the fall, was the most highly-decorated Warren Bear of the night, receiving four plaques in four highly competitive categories, and was recognized as this year's Grand Golden Bear.

********** Published: May 10, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 04