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March 21, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this, the "Year of School Reform," when top candidates in the Los Angeles mayoral race talk often and loudly of the need to improve public education, such an oversight could never happen, right? It could, and it did. On Saturday, about 150 of Southern California's brightest and most politically active high school students hosted a mayoral candidates forum--and only one of the front-runners showed up, arriving 90 minutes late.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this, the "Year of School Reform," when top candidates in the Los Angeles mayoral race talk often and loudly of the need to improve public education, such an oversight could never happen, right? It could, and it did. On Saturday, about 150 of Southern California's brightest and most politically active high school students hosted a mayoral candidates forum--and only one of the front-runners showed up, arriving 90 minutes late.
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March 2, 1987
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, confronted with a Playboy magazine centerfold, told a group of high school students in Philadelphia he had "no quarrel" with defenders of soft pornography. During a question-and-answer session with about 500 students at the Junior Statesmen of America convention for a discussion of the Constitution, Jared Scogna, 16, of Falls Church, Va., held up the centerfold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE and VANESSA DeRUYTER and JOHN POPE and SUSAN DEEMER
Speaking on such topics as the benefits of having a multiparty system in the United States, Esperanza High School senior Simon Kim, 17, took top debating honors at the Junior Statesmen of America Spring State Convention in Los Angeles. More than 1,000 high school students from California attended the convention, which features debates on topics dealing with the country's democratic principles and ideals.
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April 5, 1999 | Rebecca Harris, (949) 574-4205
Christina Wong, 16, founded Aliso Niguel High School's chapter of Junior Statesmen of America just last October. The club has grown to 34 members, and Christina has been tapped to lead a discussion at the Southern California regional JSA convention April 16-18. The group will deliberate such issues as busing, the existence of NATO, minimum wage laws and China's most-favored-nation status. Debating items that affect thousands of people has helped Christina clarify her own priorities.
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March 17, 1997 | KARIMA HAYNES
State Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) will be the featured speaker at a candidates forum Tuesday at Van Nuys High School. The forum, which will begin at 7 p.m., will also feature remarks by Los Angeles Unified School District board member Julie Korenstein as well as Jeff Tung, Billy Bauman and Ethel Barnes, the challengers seeking to unseat Korenstein in the April 8 election.
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June 3, 1998
Esperanza High 1830 N. Kellogg Drive Anaheim 92807 (714) 779-2535 * Enrollment: 2,800 * Established: 1974 * Landmark: Bridge connecting east and west campuses * Hangout: Esperanza Burgers * Team name: Aztecs * Newspaper: The Aztlan * Principal: Ray Plutko * Student president: John Kim * Winning moments: Simon Kim took top debating honors at Junior Statesmen of America state meet; drama club's musical was first in Cal State Fuller- ton competition; Mock Trial team won O.C.
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June 7, 2000
25255 Toledo Way Lake Forest 92630-4299 (949) 586-6333 * Enrollment: 2,537 * Established: 1973 * Team name: Chargers * Principal: Jack Clement * Student president: Mike Varker * Famous alumni: Mystery novelist Elizabeth George; Buffalo Bills quarterback Rob Johnson * Winning moments: Digital High School grant; band, drama and vocal music awards; boys' and girls' basketball playoffs; boys' soccer playoffs; girls' water polo playoffs; boys' and girls' cross-country championships; football
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June 7, 2000
28000 Terrace View Drive Aliso Viejo 92656-3385 (949) 831-5590 * Enrollment: 2,700 * Established: 1993 * Team name: Wolverines * Principal: Steven Lawrence * Student president: Lauren LeFrance * Valedictorians: Students with a 4.0 grade-point average or higher * Winning moments: New American High School nominee; district Teacher of the Year Deni Christensen; dance team national champions * In the works: Link Crew program; implement Digital High School grant * Graduation: 5:30 p.m.
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June 7, 2000
2222 N. Santiago Blvd.
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