Senior's play chosen for production

Elana Zeltser ‘13 took a bow on the same stage where her one-act play was performed by professional actors moments before. The play “Arc,” which Zeltser wrote last year for the Playwrights Festival, was produced professionally by the Blank Theater Company in June and will be produced again at the Lyceum Theater in San Diego […]

JCL to visit the Getty Villa

The Junior Classical League club will go to the Getty Villa museum in Malibu on Nov. 17. During their “Day at the Getty Villa,” students from both campuses will look at exhibits, statues and gardens at the Villa. “[The Getty Villa] is a beautiful place,” Latin teacher and JCL sponsor Derek Wilairat said. “It’s nice […]

Winner of national music competition performs at New York's Lincoln Center

Raking back any stray black strands from her forehead, Chelsea Pan ’14 smoothed the creases in her floor-length, dark lavender dress, exhaled softly, and gently pressed her finger to the first key. Pan played the piano at the Lincoln Center in New York for the American Fine Arts Festival, and at Azusa Pacific University for […]

2 pianists reach Panel Finals

By Jessica Lee Pianists Alexia Le ’14 and Chelsea Pan ’14 were selected as Panel State Finalists and will perform at the State Finals, a statewide competition for students who play at a near-professional level. The Certificate of Merit, sponsored by The Music Teachers’ Association of California, is an annual evaluation involving over 27,000 musicians […]

Four students participate in international competition

By Jessica Lee Aneri Amin ’12, Justin Ho ’12, Luke Holthouse ’13 and Julius Pak ’12 qualified for the top 32 International Public Policy Forum (IPPF), a global written debate competition sponsored by New York University and the Bickel and Brewer Foundation. Teams from over 350 schools and 30 countries submitted essays. Written debates will […]

Students exhibit films at Moondance Festival

By Drew Lash Nine students and alumni were named semifinalists and finalists in the Moondance International Film Festival. Michael Stampler’s ’09 film “Castles Made of Sand” and Danielle Strassman’s ’11 film “The Amazing Adventure of Sarah Waters” were semifinalists in the Short Film for Kids category. Short Films by Kids semifinalists include Sebastian Spader ’08 […]