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March College Search Guide
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March College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz It’s drought or deluge. After years of dry winters, we finally got rain. Lots of it! I’m sure you’re ready to put away your umbrellas and rain boots and looking forward to some sunshine. And I’m quite certain students can’t wait for their hard-earned spring break. It…

Deadline Fast Approaching for These 4 Scholarships
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Deadline Fast Approaching for These 4 Scholarships

The Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF), the Cathay Bank Foundation, Royal Business Bank, and Mega Bank are offering scholarships for the fall of 2019. The deadline to apply for all scholarships listed here is Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. 2019 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund TASF is focused on helping economically-challenged Taiwanese American youth…

Renowned Educator Inspires Clifton Middle School Students
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Renowned Educator Inspires Clifton Middle School Students

An educator known for her unconventional classroom tactics brought more than 700 Clifton Middle School students to tears on Feb. 14 with stories of how her “unteachable” students have blazed paths to college and successful careers. Erin Gruwell, a former Wilson High School teacher in Long Beach Unified School District featured in the film “Freedom…

MHS Robotics Teams Advance to Regionals
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MHS Robotics Teams Advance to Regionals

Teams scored well at Inter-League Competition By Susan Motander Four Monrovia High School (MHS) robotics teams will advance to the Inter-League Competition. The Kings and Queens, Suit Bots, Team Loki and Graveyard Shift will all advance to the Regional Meet that will also be held at MHS on March 9, lasting all day. The Kings and Queens…

Monrovia High’s Suit Bots Advance to Next Level
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Monrovia High’s Suit Bots Advance to Next Level

Competition will be held March 9 By Susan Motander The Suit Bots, one of Monrovia High School’s robotics teams, emerged as the top ranked team in the Lucky Baldwin League of First, the not-for-profit foundation that works to inspire students in science and technology. The Suit Bots earned the Byson Cup for their achievement. They…

Monrovian Students to Hear from Renowned Educator
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Monrovian Students to Hear from Renowned Educator

Next Thursday, students at Clifton Middle School will hear from Erin Gruwell, the educator whose unique style of teaching inspired her students to stay in school. In 1999 she wrote a book about the experience. The book inspired the 2007 movie Freedom Writers starring Hilary Swank. Gruwell had refused to give up on her low-performing…

Monrovia Unified Elementary Schools Host Students from China
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Monrovia Unified Elementary Schools Host Students from China

More than 100 students from Jiangsu Province, China, visited Monrovia Unified (MUSD) as a part of the culture immersion program from Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE). Over four days, these international students visited Mayflower, Plymouth, and Bradoaks Elementary. At Plymouth Elementary, a Mandarin Dual Immersion school, students quickly connected with international students as…

February College Search Guide
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February College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz  After several years of drought and rainless months, we’re finally getting much drenching which may be affecting your family schedule. Maybe some sports events are being postponed or canceled and getting your children to all their after-school activities could be taking longer than usual. But don’t stress…

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