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Monday, May 19, 2014

Ramping up in May

Warrior Weekly
May 19, 2014
 As May marches on, May ramps up with events and celebrations for the end of the year. Here's what has been going on in Warrior Land for the last couple of weeks. 

YVHS Swing Dance!
The Jazz Band’s long hours were not wasted Friday night in the YVHS Annual Swing Dance. With a bunch of old timey swing tunes, slow songs, and plenty of swing dance experience, the energy was high and the Jazz was great. (Who are we kidding? Jazz is always great.) Special thanks to the YV Jazz Ensemble for putting in so much work to supply the dance with a great two hours of music! Can’t wait for next year’s dance!

Senior Game for Lacrosse Ends in a Great Win
With the final home game for the Girls Lacrosse team, the seniors were eager to score big for their final home crowd! And they did just that, winning the game against Alhambra 11-6! Congrats to the team for giving the crowd a great game to watch! To the seniors, you will be missed next season! Great job Warriors!

Boy’s Baseball Win feeds NCS Hopes
The YV Baseball hoisted a whopping win over the Mount Diablo Baseball team, 9-1. With this win, the boys had hoped to increase their chances in being selected for the upcoming NCS Playoffs. Nineteen teams competed for sixteen spots, and unfortunately, the Warrior season ends on that win, as they will not be advancing. Congratulations to the team on a great season, and to coach Sean Morrison on another respectable finish. 

Vincent Ly Awarded John Muir Scholarship
Congratulations to Senior Vincent Ly for being awarded a $4000 scholarship by John Muir Medical Center! Vincent volunteers at the Medical Center, and is a senior in our health academy, volunteering hundreds of hours for our athletes as part of the sports medicine program as well. He will be using that money to help subsidize his education pursuits next year at UC Irvine. Go Anteaters!

Room 509 Quilt

Room 509 is a Special Needs class. Our main teacher, Mrs. Hepner-Martinez, broke her wrist in January and we have missed her dearly. The class decided to make a quilt for  her as a Math problem. They worked on it for two weeks in April during math class, with the students learning how to sew by hand iron + sew a button on; all life skills. Each student decorated a 10x10 square with hand prints or a family crest. The staff bound it together during spring break. We are very proud of the finished product + we hope she loves it.

Multi Cultural Show
The CARES After School Program put on an outstanding multicultural show last Friday, featuring dances in the latin genre, Middle Eastern dances, Tahitian and Polynesian dancing, and more. The turnout and support were great, and YV's multiculturalism was celebrated well. 

Rossmoor Scholarship Winners
This year, Ygnacio Valley had more Rossmoor honorees than any other high school in the area, with a whopping 8 students receiving scholarships from the generous organization. 
The students and Mrs. Santos, our College and Career Advisor, attended the Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation awards ceremony last Sunday and each student received $3000 or more in scholarship funds. The recipients were Marissa Sozzi, Annalisa Romero, Isabella Romero, Daniel Pardo, Stephanie Martinez, Daipeng Yang, Vincent Ly, Jennifer Ly and Stephanie Martinez. Congratulations Warriors! 

Two Warriors Honored by the Contra Costa County Office of Education with Scholarships and Awards
Two YV students were given $250 scholarships from the CCCOE for their excellence in their respective ROP programs. Malena Martinez was honored for her contribution in ROP Sports Medicine, having volunteered more than 100 hours to our YV sports teams and competing at the State Leadership Conference for Sports Medicine. Eddie Maldonado was honored for ROP Teaching, after serving an internship his senior year for Cambridge Elementary School.
Congratulations Warriors!

A Walk on the Moon - 2014 Junior/Senior Prom
A great time was had by all this year at the Prom, where students took Charter buses to the Chabot Science Center in the Oakland Hills. The venue was beautiful, and the dresses were gorgeous. Congratulations and thank you to Ms. Stobing and the ASB Leadership Senior Class Officers for putting on this wonderful event! 

YV Warrior Sarah Jones Earns 5th in the Nation Title with Club Rugby
YV Sophomore Sarah Jones competed with her Club Rugby team and the team is now ranked 5th in the Nation! Congratulations to the Jones family! 

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