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May 22, 1988 | BERKLEY HUDSON, Times Staff Writer
"Arcadia High has a drug problem. Although many people don't recognize this problem, or ignore it, it is there." With this introduction, a May 10 story in the Arcadia High School student newspaper provided what it called a behind-the-scenes look at drug use on campus. Based on interviews with two dozen students, many of them drug users, the Apache Pow Wow article quoted youngsters who spoke of smoking marijuana before classes or during lunch breaks.
April 10, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
The Arcadia Invitational will be filled with terrific athletes. It has become one of the best high school sporting events in Southern California. Hurdlers must have a fearless gene in their body, and junior Torrey Atkins of Menifee Heritage High shows every indication he has one. He attacks each hurdle with a focus and determination that allow him to fly over obstacles as if they weren't in his way. "I feel I'm shooting out like a rocket," he said. Two weeks ago, he ran a personal-best time of 14.17 seconds in the 110 high hurdles at the Mt. Carmel Invitational.
June 16, 1991
The Arcadia High School Alumni Assn. has awarded scholarships to seven graduating seniors. Jean Y. Tang, who will attend Johns Hopkins University, won $1,500. Scholarships worth $1,000 each went to Gaius S. Cammilleri, who will attend UC Berkeley; Ryan N. Espenschied, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; John H. Wu, UC Berkeley, and Michelle Wu, UCLA. Scholarships of $500 each went to Catalina Gutierrez and Allan M. Lewis, who will both attend Pasadena City College.
April 3, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Shanshan Feng of China shot a six-under 66 to lead Thursday's first round of the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship, but an Arcadia teenager nearly stole Feng's thunder. Angel Yin, a 15-year-old amateur and freshman at Arcadia High, fired a four-under 68 and was in second place with most of the 111-player field finished for the day at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Feng, 24, is looking for her first victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, which is one of the LPGA's five major tournaments.
A team of Arcadia High School seniors won a prestigious constitutional law competition Monday night after outshining students from 37 states. The Bill of Rights Competition required the 29 high school students to demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of constitutional case law. "Having worked with both, the Academic Decathlon doesn't hold a candle to the intensity of this," boasted Arcadia High School Principal Dorothy Schneider.
November 1, 1987 | HUGO MARTIN, Times Staff Writer
The motto "In Pursuit of Excellence" is taken very seriously at Arcadia High School. So when nine top students from last year's graduating class were denied admission to Stanford University, the Arcadia Unified School District's Board of Education decided to do something about it. "We have to concentrate on those students trying to get into the more prestigious schools," said board member Mary Dougherty, who suggested Sept.
Police investigating a student extortion ring at Arcadia High School say the teen-age members worked under the supervision of three adults with ties to Asian gangs. Police broke up the ring in February, arresting 11 youths ages 15 and 16. Since then, the authorities have arrested two adults and compiled reports that reveal the youths' involvement with organized crime and the extent of their activities in terrorizing other students.
Eleven Arcadia youths have been arrested on charges of threatening to beat up students at three local junior high schools if they failed to pay a $5 weekly "protection" fee, police said Thursday. Officers were investigating a possible link between Asian-American gangs and the extortion suspects who allegedly targeted mostly Asian-American children, said Capt. David Hinig of the Arcadia Police Department.
March 25, 1993
A 17-year-old Arcadia High School senior who has been charged with felony possession of a firearm on school grounds is scheduled to appear in Pasadena Juvenile Court in late April. Arcadia police arrested the youth last Thursday after students alerted an assistant principal that the boy was carrying a handgun. "It would appear he took the gun to school with the thought he may use it to intimidate a student he had some difference with," Police Capt. Dave Hinig said.
November 17, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A 17-year-old Arcadia High School student earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam in May, making him one of only 11 in the world this year to perform such a feat. Nathan Chou of Arcadia learned of the rare achievement earlier this month from the College Board, a nonprofit organization that oversees and scores millions of advanced placement tests. About 104,600 students took the AP Calculus BC exams this year, according to a news release from the College Board.
September 12, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Arcadia High School was locked down Thursday afternoon after officials received a threatening phone call similar to other phone threats made this week at other San Gabriel Valley schools, police said. Officers were searching the campus near Santa Anita Avenue and West Duarte Road after the threat came in before 3 p.m., the Arcadia Police Department said. Police said one student was taken off campus due to a medical issue not related to the lockdown.  On Tuesday afternoon, Duarte High School and an intermediate school that shares the same campus were placed on lockdown after a telephone report came in saying there was a person with a gun in the area, authorities said.  The Duarte campus was searched by Sheriff's Department deputies, but no person with a gun was found.
May 4, 2010 | By Ching-Ching Ni, Los Angeles Times
North Hollywood High School and Arcadia High School placed third and fourth, respectively, in the Department of Energy's National Science Bowl competition in Washington, D.C., organizers said Monday. First Lady Michelle Obama congratulated the students over the weekend, telling them: "We want young people energized in the way that you all are, because we know that American brainpower in science and math has always driven this country's prosperity, helping us make the discoveries and to build the industries that have transformed the way we live and work."
April 10, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
There was a football-like capacity crowd of more than 7,000 that filled Arcadia High's stadium Saturday night for the Arcadia Invitational, and the 400-meter relay resembled an all-star team of football players. There was USC-bound Robert Woods leading the state Division III champions from Gardena Serra. There was California-bound Kaelin Clay from always fast Long Beach Poly. There was the No. 1 junior running back prospect in the state, De'Anthony Thomas, running for Los Angeles Crenshaw.
April 9, 2010 | By Eric Sondheimer
Anthony Curran has been coaching pole vaulters at UCLA for 28 years, and he has never had an incoming high school recruit quite like Michael Woepse of Santa Ana Mater Dei. "He's the toughest, most aggressive kid I've ever seen in high school," Curran said. "He has more passion than anyone in the event." Woepse cleared 17 feet 6 inches last month in a dual meet, and on Saturday he could try for 18 feet when he competes in the Arcadia Invitational, where he went a season-best 16-9 last year.
March 18, 1993
In an effort to increase school safety, the Arcadia Unified School District is establishing 24-hour telephone tip lines so students can pass on information about weapons on campus or other safety issues. Starting this week, students at Arcadia High School will be able to alert officials about guns or other weapons, said Dorothy Schneider, Arcadia High principal.
May 19, 1989
Arcadia High collected 15 hits off six pitchers in a 12-2 victory over Thousand Oaks in a Southern Section 5-A Division first-round playoff baseball game Thursday at Arcadia. Thousand Oaks ace John Bushart left in the third inning, after which Arcadia (22-4) had built a commanding 8-0 lead. "It was just one of those days you can't do anything about," said Thousand Oaks Coach Jim Hansen, whose team finished 14-10. "When we hit the ball hard it was right at somebody."
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