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July 21, 1990 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soi Hoang will graduate from Verdugo Hills High School in June, and he hopes to play college volleyball someday. If he does well, he could make an All-American team. That would be a new experience for Hoang, who played on a high school team with students of just about every nationality except Americans. Verdugo Hills finished second in its division of the city playoffs this spring with a team made up entirely of players from Vietnam, China and the Philippines.
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April 29, 2012 | By Laura Bleiberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On a recent Sunday morning, at an hour when many a teenager is still prone in bed, Adam Bernstein, 15, and Eli Gruska, 13, were lying face down on the floor of a Los Angeles ballet studio. Both boys would soon be heading to New York City for the biggest ballet competition in the country. They and the others in this all-boys class were awaiting instructions from Marat Daukayev, former principal dancer withRussia'sfamed Kirov Ballet (now the ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre). Daukayev begins his boys' class with sets of push-ups, not pliés.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2012 | By Laura Bleiberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On a recent Sunday morning, at an hour when many a teenager is still prone in bed, Adam Bernstein, 15, and Eli Gruska, 13, were lying face down on the floor of a Los Angeles ballet studio. Both boys would soon be heading to New York City for the biggest ballet competition in the country. They and the others in this all-boys class were awaiting instructions from Marat Daukayev, former principal dancer withRussia'sfamed Kirov Ballet (now the ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre). Daukayev begins his boys' class with sets of push-ups, not pliés.
NEWS
July 21, 1990 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soi Hoang will graduate from Verdugo Hills High School in June, and he hopes to play college volleyball someday. If he does well, he could make an All-American team. That would be a new experience for Hoang, who played on a high school team with students of just about every nationality except Americans. Verdugo Hills finished second in its division of the city playoffs this spring with a team made up entirely of players from Vietnam, China and the Philippines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1999 | Jason Leopold, (714) 966-5634
Esrom Jenkins, a senior at San Clemente High School, is one of two students in Southern California chosen to compete in the finals for the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award in the Classical Vocal Music Division. Jenkins will compete for the $5,000 grand prize April 20.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1999 | Jin Whang, (714) 966-7440
A record number of incoming freshmen at Cal State Fullerton this year are president's scholars. Twenty-one students from Southern California were chosen for their high school academic and extracurricular accomplishments. President's scholars attend Cal State Fullerton on full scholarships, receive a $500 annual stipend for textbooks and a laptop computer. In previous years, there were only 10 to 12 scholars a year, said Susan Parman, chair of the President's Scholars Screening Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1996
Oscar Gonzalez, 17, of Oxnard and 13 other teenagers won the Alliance Housing Management Assn.'s "AHMA Drug-Free Kid" poster calendar contest. The 10th annual award is designed to encourage young residents of affordable housing to stay away from drugs by using a drug-free theme as the contest's central message. Oscar is a resident of the Holiday Manor Apartments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2002
A Channel Islands High School senior was among 50 students in Southern California awarded the African-American Future Achievers scholarship from Ronald McDonald House Charities. Nicole Jenkins of Oxnard will receive $1,000 toward her college tuition. Although she has not yet decided on a school, the 17-year-old plans to study biological sciences and become a doctor. She is active in her school's Black Student Union, plays jazz on her alto sax and has immersed herself in Black folklore.
NEWS
June 15, 1989
The recently created Jaime Escalante Educational Fund raised $37,000 for college scholarships at a gala dinner at the Century Plaza in April, according to Jo-ana D'Balcazar, the fund's spokeswoman. She said that 50% of the scholarship funds will be given to Bolivian students, both in this country and in the South American country, in recognition of Escalante. He is the acclaimed calculus teacher at Garfield High School who was born in Bolivia. The other 50% of funds will be awarded to other Latino students in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
California education officials say the state's largest charter school opened 11 schools in violation of state law and wasn't spending enough money on teacher salaries for home-school students. Last year the state docked the California Charter Academy nearly $6 million and cut its home-school budget by a third.
NEWS
November 22, 1992
Ronald Taw of El Monte, who attends San Gabriel High School, is one of five outstanding students from Southern California to receive the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership awards. Taw was honored for academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement. He received $1,000 in cash toward his college education and a $500 donation was awarded to the community-based organization of his choice, the West San Gabriel chapter of the American Red Cross.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1996 | Times Staff Reports
Start-Up School: More than 130 students from Southern California high schools will learn the basics of starting their own businesses at a one-day seminar Wednesday at USC. The "Mind Your Own Business" entrepreneur program will allow students to work in small groups with members of the university's Business Expansion Network to develop concepts that can grow into successful companies. In the spring, one of their business plans will be awarded $2,500 in seed money.
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