Student Handbook Contest

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Over 200 ROP students from 23 high schools entered our annual Student Handbook Cover Design contest. Hailey Souza, a Visual Communications student at Esperanza High School, created the winning design that will be featured on the cover of the 2017-2018 Student Handbook. She also received a check for $250. Honorable mentions went to Mason Rusnak of Esperanza High School and Joy Hseih of Brea Olinda High School. They each received $50 and will be featured within the 2017-2018 Student Handbook.

Orange County Register Artist of the Week

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Visual Communications student Garrett Gonzales of El Dorado High School was chosen as the Orange County Register's Artist of the Week on June 8. Garrett designed a Career Technical Education medallion that will be given to Placentia-Yorba Linda School District students who have completed a pathway of classes within a CTE industry sector by graduation.

Community of the 21st Century Logo Design Contest

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Visual Communications students at El Dorado High School participated in the Placentia Library Community of the 21st Century Logo Design Contest. Mateo Pantoja created the winning logo, which will be featured on posters displayed at schools and businesses.

The Community of the 21st Century (C21) program will be introduced to Placentia Elementary Schools beginning 2017-2018 school year. It was developed to reinforce students with good character values that they can use in their daily lives. Businesses and organizations that participate in this program will display posters highlighting these traits as a way to promote the C21 program and encourage good character values.

National Cooking Up Change Competition

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Culinary Arts students Carlos Marquez, Yasmin Marquez, and Isabella Moreno traveled to our nation's capital and beat out six other teams to take first place in the national Cooking Up Change competition on June 12. The recent La Habra High School graduates qualified for the trip to Washington, D.C. after winning the regional competition in May. Their winning dish was chicken kashmir with a side of pepino curry and a tropical kheer dessert.

HOSA: Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference 2017

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HOSA: Future Health Professionals students at Oxford Academy traveled to Orlando, Florida to participate in the 2017 International Leadership Conference on June 20 - 23. Students attended workshops, met with industry professionals, and participated in competitions. The students received these recognitions:

  • Gold - Creative Problem Solving (Debayan Bandyopadhyay, Seokmin Oh, Kailas Pillai, and Jeffrey Khong)
  • Silver - Medical Math (Jason Nguyen)
  • Bronze - Medical Innovation - Original (Shawn Patel, Arya Joshi, Kanu Grover)
  • Finalist - Biomedical Debate (Richard Tram, Tony Ong, Anthony Hoang, and Samir Patel)


Shine A Spotlight

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Shine A Spotlight recipients are honored monthly at our Board meetings. This segment of the meeting highlights NOCROP instructors and staff members.