Warren High honors top students with Golden Bear awards

DOWNEY – More than 200 of Warren High School's top students were presented with Golden Bears at the school's 25th anniversary celebration program April 30 at the Downey Theatre. The Golden Bear program honors students across 21 academic and co-curricular programs at the school.

The program is set up much like the Academy Awards, with students recognized by teachers, staff and district administrators 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.

This year's plaque winners are listed below, with their category in parentheses:

Karina Jaurequi – (ASB)

Alan Trejo – (Boys Athletics)

Jocelyn Castro – (Girls Athletics)

Kelsey Flores – (Business/Computers)

Issac Flores – (Career Technical Education)

Alejandra MacDougall – (English)

Mirna Cornejo – (English Language Development)

Kaitlyn Lockwood – (Family Consumer Science)

Victor Trevizo – (Instructional Support)

Jerry Moseback – (Journalism)

Alejandra MacDougall – (Mathematics)

Ryan Eidinger – (Musical Instrumental)

Natalia Fischbach – (Musical Vocal)

Sandra Mendoza – (Pep Squad)

Gardenia Llamas – (Physical Education)

Emely Lopez – (School Service)

Alejandra MacDougall – (Science)

Alejandra MacDougall – (Social Science)

Nicole Siryi – (Theater Arts)

Alfonso Chavez – (Visual Arts)

Karina Carrillo Santiago – (World Languages)

At the conclusion of the program, the most outstanding student of the night was selected from the 21 plaque winners to receive the Grand Golden Bear award. This year's winner was senior Alejandra (Mulan) MacDougall.

Alejandra is set to graduate with highest honors this June. She will attend Stanford University in the fall, after receiving acceptance letters from Stanford, Harvard, Yale, MIT and USC.