Eight graduating seniors from L.A. Unified high schools were announced today as winners of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships, which are awarded based on the students' academic records, standardized test scores and contributions and leadership in school and community activities... Full story
HGM in the News
Like many high schoolers, Tai Michaels has plenty of hobbies.
He runs cross country. He’s on the speech and debate team. He struggles with Spanish class at times. His favorite band is The Killers.
He’s also doing scientific research to protect Southern California from future wildfires... Full story.
North Hollywood High School took second place in the National Science Bowl, a rigorous two-day competition that fielded 65 teams of some of the America’s top high school science and math whizzes.
In 2017, with a rambunctious band and a tunnel of cheerleaders in blue and white, North Hollywood High celebrated the joyous return of another national championship title team - in cyber security.
"It was a little bit weird. We're computer geeks so not all of us like to stand out in front of a crowd..."
Four high school-age students will compose works to be premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall in March 2018. The Los Angeles Philharmonic has been premiering works by high school composers for the last decade through the Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program (CFP). The new works will be performed by the LA Phil during Toyota Symphonies for Youth concerts, a series created especially for children age five to eleven, on March 24 and March 31. Full Story
A group of high school students in Los Angeles have launched a project to engage pupils in STEAM/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) subjects. using a combination of 3D printing, open-source robotics and programming.
The non-profit initiative, called Project Magnify, is run by eight core members and a team of volunteers. They hold classes and workshops in schools throughout South Central Los Angeles involving the 3D printing as a means of STEAM education... Full story
Feeling fortunate to have access to high quality STEM-focused opportunities, North Hollywood High students are working to enable other schools – regardless of zip code – to have access to the same tech-rich resources they enjoy.
Last year, juniors Hansub Kim and and Stephen Ren co-founded Project Magnify, an offshoot of the school’s Science Research Club, aimed at providing students across L.A. Unified with opportunities to excel in science, technology, engineering and math. Read full article
This article lists every National Merit semifinalist in California.
29 semifinalists in all of LAUSD
19 of these are from HGM
= 27% of senior class
= highest percentage of any program in California
(HGM data separated from the rest of North Hollywood High)
Russians and Chinese hackers beware.
Americans, breathe a sigh of relief. Students from North Hollywood High have got your back.
Team Togo, consisting of five juniors, just won a national cybersecurity championship, which is joining the Academic Decathlon among the ranks of activities to which really smart high schoolers can devote themselves obsessively — and earn the kind of acclaim that traditionally goes to quarterbacks and point guards.
Hollywood High has captured its second consecutive second-place finish in Duke University’s prestigious Moot Court competition, outscoring 50 others from across the country in the rigorous contest of constitutional law.
Juniors Felix Bulwa and Ben Schall have competed in Moot Court for three years, climbing from a 16th-place finish during their first contest to eighth the following year. In addition to his stellar finish with his teammate, Felix finished ninth nationwide... read more
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) hosted the inaugural California Cyber Innovation Challenge at Sacramento City College on Wednesday, where eight teams of high school students competed in a series of timed challenges.
Make student voices really matter in our schools
Commentary in EdSource
Nearly every middle and high school gives students a voice on campus in some way, but many schools miss the opportunity to make student voices really matter.
Student voice is an area that I’ve been passionate about for a long time. When I was a student at North Hollywood High School in Los Angeles Unified, I participated in several meaningful programs that gave students a real voice in solving problems and helped many students develop leadership capacity (and not just the usual suspects!).