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January 14, 1998
Forty-five Long Beach student writers are going to New York to receive the 1998 Spirit of Anne Frank Award. The Anne Frank Center USA will present the award to the "Freedom Writers" and their Wilson High School teacher, Erin Gruwell, on Thursday in Rockefeller Center. The students will also meet with New York Gov. George Pataki. The "Freedom Writers," a group of 150 high school authors, have written a book in diary form about their own life-shaping events.
March 15, 1988 |
Twelve singers from Southland high schools were declared winners in the fourth annual Young Singer of the Year Competition sponsored by UC Irvine and Rotary International this weekend at UCI. Gold, silver and bronze medalists received $300, $200 and $100, respectively, in each of four categories: female classical, male classical, female semiclassical and male semiclassical.
November 22, 1990 |
The Super Quiz, the last contest of the ninth Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon, attracted the most attention because it was the only part of the event open to the public. Saturday's contest at the Gahr High School gymnasium in Cerritos attracted crowds of screaming parents and well-wishers. The winning Super Quiz team gets a trophy and bragging rights regardless of how well it scores in the overall competition. The Super Quiz works this way: One student from each team goes to the gym floor.
January 26, 1989
The Long Beach Unified School District is attempting to purchase 11 acres of city parkland next to Wilson High School as an alternative to razing about 30 houses to make way for a new science building. Speaking at a school board meeting earlier this week, Supt. E. Tom Giugni said the district is negotiating with the city, which has expressed a willingness to sell Blair Field, Rogers Field and Billie Jean King Tennis Courts in Recreation Park.
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March 21, 2009 |
About 170 students and staff members at Wilson High School will be tested for possible exposure to tuberculosis, according to the Long Beach Unified School District. The screening, which parents will be notified about on Monday, was prompted by the infection of an individual at the school and will be conducted in early April. People who had contact with the infected person will have a substance injected under the skin of their forearm. The area will be checked a few days later, and, if signs of exposure are present, the person's chest will be X-rayed by the city's health department or their personal physician, Robert Tagorda, assistant to the superintendent, said.
November 30, 1989
In a 4-1 vote, the Board of Education this week condemned 23 properties near Wilson High School to make way for a new science building. The volatile issue is headed next for court, where a group of homeowners plans to battle the Long Beach Unified School District to prevent their homes from being razed. The four-acre parcel is being sought to create athletic fields that would make room on the main campus for a new science building.
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March 19, 1996
A years-long correspondence and fund-raiser is about to pay off for a group of Long Beach students as they prepare to meet 15-year-old Zlata Filipovic, whose widely published diary provided a child's perspective on war-torn Sarajevo. The weeklong visit will begin with a dinner Sunday night in Newport Beach, when Filipovic is scheduled to meet the students of a popular world literature course at Wilson High School.
February 8, 1990 |
Already, 15-year-old Jennifer Custer, a would-be U.S. senator, exhibits a politician's sense of image. She calls people her age young adults, not teen-agers. "I don't like the word teen-ager. That's kind of stereotypical," announced Custer, a sophomore at St.
July 24, 1994 |
There was no lack of quarterback talent--past or present--in the inaugural Air-7 Quarterback Challenge last week at Wilson High School. The July 16 event, organized by former Mules' All-City quarterback Steve Clarkson, and sponsored by Gatorade and Jack in the Box, attracted 64 quarterbacks and their receivers to the inner city from as far north as Sacramento's Bear River High School (senior John Anderson) and as far south as San Diego's Morse High School (senior Rashard Cook).
December 2, 1990 |
Bishop Amat Memorial High School landed the No. 1 spot among private schools for the fourth straight year in Los Angeles County's annual academic decathlon. Four San Gabriel Valley public high school teams ranked in the top 10 countywide, and 11 others were in the top 40 among 83 schools competing in the county contest. The results of the public high school competition, announced at an awards banquet Wednesday night, showed defending champs Glen A.