January 6, 1994
Highlights, the weekly newspaper produced by students at Beverly Hills High School, was honored by the National Scholastic Press Assn. as one of the best student newspapers in the country. For the 23rd year in a row, the paper received top ratings for content, writing, editing and layout. Adviser Gil Chesterton said fewer than 10% of the high school papers evaluated by the University of Minnesota-based press association earn the top ranking.
June 27, 1991
The Beverly Hills Public Library is seeking donations of the Watchtower, the Beverly Hills High School yearbook, to complete its collection. The library, at 444 N. Rexford Drive, has some copies of the annuals from 1928 to the present, but scattered through those years are large gaps. The yearbooks are housed in the library's special collections bookcases for reference purposes only and are not circulated.
August 6, 1987
The Board of Education has signed an agreement with 20th Century Fox Film Corp. allowing the company to use the Beverly Hills High School logo on a new line of sportswear. The arrangement was proposed last year to raise money for the city's financially strapped school system, according to a statement.
May 5, 1988
Beverly Hills and Santa Monica high schools are among 62 high schools statewide to receive the 1987-88 California District High School Award, the state's most prestigious school honor. Both high schools were recognized for overall top performance. The award will be presented during a ceremony in San Francisco on June 3. "Our selection confirms the outstanding quality of our educational program," Beverly Hills High School Principal Sol Levine said.
March 21, 1993
Beverly Hills High School English teacher Marilyn Wulliger received one of two 1993 Bravo Awards from the Music Center on Monday. The awards honor elementary and high school teachers in Southern California for their achievements in arts education. Wulliger, a Pacific Palisades resident, received the award at a dinner at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
October 4, 1997
John Marrow, 83, veteran coach at Beverly Hills High School and a former National Football League guard. Marrow, a native of Nebraska, played from 1937 to 1940 with the Chicago Bears in an era when players provided their own pads and helmets, working without contracts and earning only $90 to $120 a game. He supplemented his earnings on the pro wrestling circuit, appearing under the names White Mountain and Swede Nelson.
April 10, 2007
Re "Diversity 90210," editorial, April 7 Beverly Hills High School's ethnic makeup reflects the residents of the surrounding neighborhood. The same is true of schools in East L.A., South L.A. and Monterey Park, yet I have never heard of a need to diversify any of those schools. Forced diversity seems like a great idea, but it doesn't work. Most children and adults alike tend to form cliques with those of the same culture. Just as wonderful neighborhood enclaves of certain ethnic groups naturally form and exist in almost every major American city, so they will within the microcosm of a school campus.
April 7, 2007
Re "Diversity program at Beverly Hills High enrolls mostly Asians," April 2 Only in the world of The Times could a school program that attracts smart, well-rounded students be a problem. The goal of the public schools system should be education, not some politically correct balancing of color. Before we called them "diversity" and "affirmative action," we called these types of programs "equal opportunity" -- which is all the government and society can and should provide. Asians are getting no special treatment here, as the applications to the Beverly Hills High School program do not contain racial information.
November 28, 1985
For the fourth year in a row, Beverly Hills High School has captured first place in the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon, county schools officials announced. West High School in Torrance won second place and Cerritos High School came in third. West also won the "Super Quiz" portion of the decathlon, which this year tested students' knowledge of U.S. immigration history and law. The decathlon, held Nov.