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Monday, May 5, 2014

Back in the Swing- May Begins!

Back in the Swing- Just in time! 
So much to catch up on, it has been a busy couple of weeks in Warrior-land! 
Here's what's been happening... 
Speaking of Swing... 
The Warrior Jazz Band is hosting their annual Swing Dance this Friday May 9th in the MU! Proceeds from this event will help the Warriors in their quest to get to New Orleans next year- come hear some great music and get your boogie on! 
Blood Drive a Success
Warriors again step up to the plate for a great cause and donated their arm for an hour, but their blood for a life... 48 to be exact. 

Ribbon Cutting on New chemistry Labs
KRON 4 came out to do a news report and Warriors celebrated as we opened our state of the art Chemistry labs with our Superintendent Dr. Nellie Mayer, Parents, Students, Teachers and Alumni coming out to support. The new labs feature state of the art equipment, SMART Boards, and all of the chemically safe cabinetry you would find at a college level lab setting. We are proud to open this wing of the school and look forward to some great hands-on learning to take place there! 

Warrior 9th Grader Honored by County

 National College Signing Day
Seniors were invited to come out and "sign" their letter of intent on National College Signing Day May 1st, declaring their schools of choice- these included University of Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, UC Davis, Berkeley, Columbia College in Chicago, BYU, University of Nevada Reno, Cal Poly, and of course DVC- Students celebrated their exciting prospects and proudly wore their future school colors.

Warrior Bands go to CMEA - California Music Education Association Festival
Our Wind Ensemble and Orchestra both competed at the annual festival and came back with accolades in all categories, including Wind Ensemble earning 'Excellent' ratings in concert, and a 'Superior' rating in Sight Reading.
Congratulations Warriors!

Carolyn Moore Opens a Display
Our own resident photography teacher opened up a new display of her own at the StudioOne Art Center landscape show. Congratulations Carolyn!


-Christine Lee, Class of 2002
Christine Lee, Pharm.D.; Class of 2002

What was your Major in College or What did you study after high school?  Technically I did not have a major because I did not get a bachelor's degree. I was assigned "pre-pharmacy" when I went to college, and then was accepted directly into pharmacy school where I earned my Doctor of Pharmacy degree, or Pharm.D. 

What is your current work and why do you love it? I am currently an inpatient pharmacist and I love it because I help people every day!  

What advice do you have for YV students today? My advice to YV students would be to develop good study habits early. Yes, high school is a time to have fun and be social, but working hard now can provide opportunities for your future (I was accepted into the accelerated pre-pharmacy advantage program and received a $20,000 scholarship based on my grades in high school). Also, if you think you may be interested in a particular field, find ways to connect with people who work in that area and ask them whatever questions you have to see if it is something that you wish to pursue.  I personally cannot think of things I wasn't ready for, but from sharing some of my friend's experiences they were not ready for the freedom that comes with being a college student (no curfews, parties, availability of alcohol and drugs) and they got so distracted from their studies that they dropped out and never finished. I would encourage students to be prepared for these kinds of pressures and not allow them to detract from the end goal.  

What were your favorite classes at YV? There were many classes in high school that I enjoyed - the sciences especially: physics, physiology, and chemistry. My favorite elective was definitely drama.  

How were you involved with the school when you were here? In high school I was involved in marching band, honor choir, plays and musicals, the Christian club, cross country, and others. None of these prepared me for my chosen field, but I feel these extra curricular activities helped develop me into a well-rounded person. I think it's important to gain a variety of experiences and also make time for activities that you enjoy. It helps keep you sane when work is crazy!    

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