SCHOOL NEWS: January 2022
Marching band places high at State Finals
The Scripps Ranch High School Marching Band and Color Guard placed fifth in the California State Band Championships (CSBC) Division Finals and ninth in the Open Class State Finals at Huntington Beach High School on Nov. 20, 2021.
On Nov. 13, the team went to the CSBC semi-finals in Irvine and placed third out of 11 Division 5A bands.
Band members chosen for national Honor Band
Scripps Ranch High School Marching Band members Aidan Gover-Sanchez (sousaphone) and Andres Rodriguez (mellophone) auditioned for and were selected to be part of the Bands of America Honor Band.
These student musicians participated in several activities with more than 300 other students from throughout the country, culminating in the Rose Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, which was broadcast worldwide.
AAUW opens annual scholarship contests
The Poway-Penasquitos Branch of the Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering three $2,000 scholarships to be awarded in fall 2022. The scholarships benefit female students whose education has differed from the traditional four-year path. For more information, including eligibility requirements and the application, visit powayarea-ca.aauw.net. The application deadline is April 15.
In addition, all California high school students are invited to compete in Speech Trek, a speech competition sponsored by the American Association of University Women of California. The topic is: “Has the United States lived up to its pledge of liberty and justice for all? Would requiring the study of diversity, equity and inclusion in a high school setting help ensure liberty and Justice for all?”
The contest date is March 12 at 10 a.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 12. First place prize is $1000; second place prize is $500; third place prize is $250. The winner of the local contest competes in the state semi-finals. Visit our bit.ly/3tMYXcp or email firstname.lastname@example.org.