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CABRILLO HIGH SCHOOL LAUNCHES IVY LEAGUE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Local Long Beach High School after school program to feature global influencers and pioneers including MIT graduate Laird M. Malamed, former SVP at Activision Publishing, Inc.
LONG BEACH, CA – Cabrillo High School launched a new after school program, Reach to the Stars that aims to bring industry leaders in science, technology, literature and the arts to Cabrillo students. Ethel Seminario- Laczko, NBCT facilitates the program in hopes of leaving a defying impact on the impressionable youth who aspire to be successful in some of the country’s top colleges and universities. Students at the school often dismiss Ivy League education because of misconception and high costs.
“We have had over 80 students attend our after school events and the numbers keep growing,” stated Ms. Laczko. “We really want to inspire the kids to do well in school, achieve their objectives and be a positive component of the global community.” Ms. Laczko went on to say that “part of the mission here is to demonstrate to the students that Ivy League is definitely within their reach if they set their minds and hearts to it.
Justin Castro, Cabrillo sophomore, cited "The strongest features or components of Cabrillo Mentorship Program is that I get to meet people who have actually been to the universities.This program strives us to achieve." He also said, “It is helping me realize what I can do with my career. I can become an engineer and I can meet someone who was specialized in that area and learn what that person did.”
Junior Jonathan Lopez mentioned “the ability to be with like minded individuals who understand what you want and how to help you achieve it”
On December 6, the program has already facilitated notable IVY league guests including MIT Col. and Chief Engineer Aerospace, Peter Young and Ursula Luciani, Vice President of Development at Education for Successful Parenting. This past week the program hosted Laird M. Malamed, former Sr. Vice President of Production for video game giant, Activision. Mr. Malamed was one of the forces behind the successful franchises Call of Duty and Guitar Hero.
Other monthly events include workshops on leadership, college entrance examinations and interviews. The program invites industry leaders who attended Ivy league schools to speak on their path and inspire the next generation of minds. Cabrillo will also host a panel of distinguished guests including Harvard graduate Christy Vines, Director of Development Rand Corporation, and Caltech researcher Pierluigi Cesana Yalees , Ana Maria Quintana ,Councilwoman from the City of Bell, Victor De La Cruz, Partner at Manatt with expertise in Area and Conservation of Land throughout the state of California, Glenda Martinez VP and Assistant General Counsel at Univision Communications.
The Luau School Dance is on Friday, May 5th from 5 to 9PM in the Main Quad/Rally Stage.
Tickets for the Luau School Dance are as follows:
$5.- Students with a 4.0GPA for the Fall semester
$7.- Students with an ASB sticker
$15.- At the door
Tickets are sold by ASB Student Council and at the Banker's window.
Our 2017 Commencement is on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 5:00PM at Jaguar Stadium.