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February 7, 1999 | ART MARROQUIN and AGNES DIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Teams from Los Angeles and El Rancho high schools outsmarted nearly 120 other public high schools Saturday in the brain-teasing, synapse-burning Super Quiz portion of the Academic Decathlon. El Camino Real High in Woodland Hills, which last year won the overall LAUSD decathlon and went on to capture the national title, was not among the top three finishers in the Super Quiz round. Last year, El Camino took second place in the Super Quiz.
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April 4, 1998
Last week, the Children's Defense Fund, an advocacy group, held its annual conference in Los Angeles. In 1990, CDF initiated "Beat the Odds," a project that celebrates the achievements of youths who, despite unfortunate circumstances, persevered personally and academically. Four of the honorees spoke to MARY REESE BOYKIN about their triumphs over adversity. * MICHAEL DALLATORE 18, senior, Jordan High School When I was 3, my family moved from Nicaragua to the United States.
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March 22, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
East Los Angeles' Garfield High School scored 58 out of a possible 60 points to squeak past El Camino Real High School of Woodland Hills and win the public portion of the California Academic Decathlon Super Quiz on Saturday. Two-time defending state champion El Camino finished one point behind Garfield to take second place in the Super Quiz's public portion, a competition that featured strong performances by Los Angeles County schools.
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January 26, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed with shovels, gloves and a sense of awe, the first of what could become an army of teenage environmentalists is fanning out in local mountains to plant trees, clean streams and try to change attitudes. They are the Eco-Heroes--high school students recruited by forestry officials, a statewide ecology group and a new UCLA social research center to help in overrun and underfunded wilderness areas.
SPORTS
October 24, 1997 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 22,000 people who will jam into Weingart Stadium at East Los Angeles College for tonight's football game between Garfield and Roosevelt high schools are coming to cheer their teams. They are coming to see old friends. Mostly, though, they are coming to remember. This year's East Los Angeles Classic is the 62nd meeting of the schools in a series that began in 1926.
SPORTS
March 8, 1997 | BILL PLASCHKE
Amid the delicious and devastating whirlwinds that are East Los Angeles, one solid thing is missing today. The neighborhood doesn't know it yet, but it will. A mother will look at the clock. Ten-fifteen. A school night. Her teenage son has not returned from high school football practice. A slow-moving sedan bounces past in the streets. He's a good boy, but he's still a boy, and she's still alone.
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December 6, 1996 | MONICA VALENCIA
More than 250 student athletes filled the bleachers at the Garfield High School gym in East Los Angeles on Thursday to hear Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee discuss how she overcame a major hurdle afflicting thousands of inner-city children. Joyner-Kersee spoke candidly to the attentive group about growing up in a low-income area in East St. Louis, Ill. She learned she had asthma in 1981 while at a student at UCLA. "Asthma didn't stop me from believing in myself," Joyner-Kersee said.
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November 7, 1996 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nickia Jackson had heard all about what cheerleaders are supposed to be like: "They're easy and they're loose and they're ding-y and they don't take care of business." But it didn't stop the 16-year-old Crenshaw High School senior from trying out and making the squad. In fact, it's the reason she tried out. "I did it to get rid of the misconceptions. I'm not ding-y, and last year I had a 3.8 GPA and this year I have two [advanced placement] classes.
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