Article by Sophomore Ronen Lee
My North Hollywood High School has award winning Science Olympiad and Science Bowl teams, as well as a strong presence in the LA County Science Fair, and some of the best high school science teachers around. They have all nurtured my passion for Science,Tech, Engineering and Math (STEM) for that I am very thankful for. However, most schools don’t provide this level of STEM education to their students. Schools around LA, including some in the San Fernando Valley, are unable to provide the spark that ignites passion for STEM, thus my friends and I decided to create Project Magnify, a unique catalyst for STEM education.
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By Howard Blum
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.
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!).
Two seniors from the Highly Gifted Magnet at North Hollywood High School took second place in Duke University’s annual Moot Court competition, a prestigious national contest that showcases students’ research, writing and debate skills as well as their knowledge of constitutional law.
By Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News
North Hollywood High School has done it again.
The school’s Team A won the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s 24th annual Science Bowl Regional Competition in downtown Los Angeles against 24 other schools on Saturday.
The victory marks North Hollywood High School’s 17th regional championship in a competition that uses a game show format to test reflexes and the students’ grasp of advance science, math and technology concepts. The school also won the regional competition last year.
Five San Fernando Valley schools will be fast-tracked under Superintendent Ramon Cortines’ plan to renovate 11 campuses across the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The upgrades will bring additional classroom space, updated technology and the shine of a makeover, with details hammered out later this year in meetings with staff, students and parents. If all goes as planned, the projects should be completed in five years.
North Hollywood High School sits atop Cortines’ list. Built in 1927, the school has grand columns that stretch to wood-framed window panes, neatly tucked below Spanish roof shingles. From Magnolia Boulevard, the campus’ main building appears suited for the campus of an East Coast Ivy League university.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — It’s an accomplishment for a high school to have one academic team make the championships.
But three? That’s an honor earned by several hard-working students at North Hollywood High School headed for competitions that could change their lives.
Looking to protect themselves from hackers, some companies are turning to a group of North Hollywood High School students who are national champions in cyber security. The students have their own possible explanation on how Sony Pictures was attacked.
By Jay Matthews
To create the Challenge Index, which I used to rank the high schools below, I took the total number of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests given at a school in 2013 and divided that figure by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June of that year.
[Note: North Hollywood High as a whole (2,850 students) is #14 because HGM data was not separated. If the magnet were separated, it would rank #1.]
By Alicia Banks, Los Angeles Times
A team of tech-savvy students from North Hollywood High clinched the national championship this past weekend in Maryland at the CyberPatriot VI competition, which tests their cyber-security knowledge.
About 1,600 teams from the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada vied for a spot at nationals through qualifying and semi-final rounds.
[More photos from the event are available at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjVUd4LZ]