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Norwalk High Senior Receives $40,000 Edison Scholarship, Ambitions to Become a NASA Engineer

Norwalk High Senior Promise Agbo is closer to her dream of becoming a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineer after she was named one of 30 Edison Scholars across Southern California to be awarded a $40,000 scholarship. Agbo plans to major in mechanical engineering with a minor in computer science at Stanford University.

“Now I don’t have to worry about financial struggles and I can focus on internships and other opportunities,” Agbo said. “I can focus on getting more experiences in the aerospace engineering industry.”
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Notice of Vacant Board Seat

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is taking applications for residents wanting to be appointed to a vacant seat on the Board of Education.

Applications will be accepted beginning April 24, 2017 through May 3, 2017 and need to be submitted no later than 3:00 pm on the last day. Please submit applications to:
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Attn: Superintendent’s Office
12820 Pioneer Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650

Questions: Please call Norma Altamirano at (562) 210-2005
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Students Published in Literary Journal Through Reading, Writing Program

Norwalk High School freshman Dominique Guerrero saw the possibility of becoming a writer after her short story, “This is For You, Mom,” was published in a University of California, Irvine literary journal, which featured 18 writings from students across Norwalk-La Mirada Unified.

“When I heard I got published, it just blew my mind,” Guerrero said. “I think it’s very inspiring and great motivation to know that I can do this and that people are actually interested in my work. I could use writing to express myself and show my personality and maybe to inspire other people.”
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6 La Mirada High Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent for Spring Sports

La Mirada High School senior Alyssa Ramirez remembers Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch, a Matador alumni, speaking about her professional softball experience after high school, and giving valuable advice that Ramirez would carry with her throughout her softball career: remember that feeling when you lose against a team.

“It helped to motivate me to be a better pitcher and to work harder,” said Ramirez, a pitcher. “It’s been a blessing to play softball my whole life and to finally have it pay off.”
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Notice of Public Posting

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is requesting applications for the forming of a committee, for members to participate in exploring the naming of La Mirada High School Softball Field.

Applications will be accepted beginning April 17, 2017 through April 28, 2017 and need to be submitted no later that 2:00pm on the last day. Please submit applications to:
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Attn: Maintenance & Operations Department
12820 Pioneer Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650

Questions: Please call Myra Lopez (562) 210-2030
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Norwalk Unified SkillsUSA Chapter Brings Home Third Model of Excellence Award

Norwalk High School has earned national recognition for intensive hands-on community service projects that include planning and building an adaptive bicycle for a disabled 8-year-old, creating a community garden at the Norwalk Senior Center and constructing a mobile community food trailer.

This marks the third consecutive year that Norwalk High has received the SkillsUSA Gold Chapter of Distinction and the nationally acclaimed 2017 Model of Excellence Award.
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Aspiring Student Engineers Square Off During 2017 Chevron Design Challenge at John Glenn High School

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified high school students competed against 15 other Los Angeles County student engineer teams on April 1 at John Glenn High School to develop original blueprints and a marketing line for lightweight headphones during the 2017 Chevron Design Challenge.

John Glenn High students developed solar-powered headphones that would charge throughout the day; Norwalk High students designed headphones for runners; and La Mirada High students added voice recognition to their headphones.
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Nuffer Elementary Increases Male Role Model Presence Through International Volunteer Program

Marco Johnson, father of a Nuffer Elementary fifth-grader, works 10-hour days four times a week as a surgery technician, and volunteers his Wednesdays at the school as a way to spend more time with his youngest daughter.

“I wanted to be a part of my daughter’s life more, and be a role model for her and her friends,” Johnson said. “I can be active and be more involved in her life.”
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Norwalk-La Mirada’s Waite Middle School Recognized for Boosting Student Literacy

Waite Middle School has been recognized for raising student literacy levels by strengthening student reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills over the last three years through Project Raising Educational Achievement for students with Disabilities (READ).

Waite achieved Project READ’s Exemplar status by involving family and community members, aligning school English language arts curriculum with the California Standards and teaching reading skills across all subjects.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Teacher Inspires Females to Pursue STEM Careers Kelly Garcia Recognized as Teacher and Woman of the Year

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified female students are empowered to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with the help of Teacher on Special Assignment Project Lead The Way (PLTW) coordinator Kelly Garcia, who was recently honored as Teacher of the Year by PLTW and Woman of the Year by Assembly Majority Floor Leader Ian Calderon.

“Ms. Garcia definitely influenced me in choosing a pathway in STEM,” Los Alisos eighth-grader Allison Conrad said. “She would tell us how many women are in the field and that it’s not a man’s job – girls can do it too.”
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