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LA High Centennial Huge Success at the Petersen

LA High Centennial Huge Success at the Petersen

Harrison Trust Board alumni members with Honoree, George Takei and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (L to R) – John Hall; David Meyer; Supervisor MRT; George Takei; Bruce Corwin; Michael Alexander

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 28, 2017 / On Saturday, October 21st Los Angeles High School celebrated its 100th year at Olympic and Rimpau during a star-studded event held at the Petersen Automotive Museum in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery. The Gallery is rightly named after the Petersen’s founding Chairman, lifelong automobile enthusiast, collector AND Roman alumnus, Bruce Meyer.

The event was an extravaganza of LA High talent with exceptional performances by the Jazz Band, Color Guard, Cheerleaders, Outkast Dance Academy and drama students. Student ambassadors greeted guests as they arrived, directing them to the bar, photo booth (generously donated by Snap Yourself, LA’s premier customizable photo booth), and to the remarkable Roman Feast buffet provided by Drago Ristorante, before they were seated for the awards show. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas began with the presentation of an elegant certificate from the County acknowledging LA High’s Roman Renaissance. This was followed by the awards ceremony with each presentation geared specifically toward the unique talents and history of each honoree and their contributions to society.

The Magic Castle’s, Milt Larsen and LAHS Sophomore Roman, Jovan Harmon
Honoree Gerry Brown and guest, award-winning bassist, Stanley Clarke

The honorees receiving The Roman Spirit Award, included notable alumni George Takei, the actor and social justice activist best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek;” Milt Larsen, magician, entertainer extraordinaire and founder of the legendary Magic Castle; Gerry Brown, Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and producer, who is credited on over 47 platinum and gold records; and long-time president of the Alice G. Harrison Memorial Trust, 1958 Alumnus, Bruce Corwin.

LAUSD Exec. Dir. of Arts Education, Rory Pullens and Honoree, Siedah Garrett

A special Community Outreach Award was presented to Grammy Award-winning Siedah Garrett, best known for co-writing Michael Jackson’s megahit “Man in the Mirror” and as his duet partner on “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”. Siedah’s latest project is her single “G.H.E.T.T.O.” (Greatness Happens Even Though There’s Oppression) which features GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning rapper/actor/activist, Common. The single is a motivational anthem about not allowing your physical circumstances to define who you are. She personally delivered this message to LA High Students at her alma mater and will continue reaching out to other LAUSD high schools.

The event host, The Alice G. Harrison Memorial Trust, is a non-profit foundation that helps support Los Angeles High School. Named after 1895 Alumna, Alice G. Harrison who left her fortune to the school in 1958, “The Harrison Trust” has been supporting programs and providing “exceptional educational opportunities for the students of LA High” since 1962. To view photos of the event visit the Harrison Trust website, www.harrison-lahs.org For more information, contact Joyce Kleifield, Executive Director, at 323-900-4506 or harrisontrustlahs@gmail.com.

 

Takei, Larsen, & Brown to be Honored Oct. 21

Takei, Larsen, & Brown to be Honored Oct. 21

“Obedience to law, respect for others, joy in services, and mastery of self” encompass a Roman.  George Takei, Milt Larsen, and Gerry Brown will be awarded the Roman Spirit Award for their achievements and demonstrating the qualities of a true Roman on October 21, 2017.   George Takei graduated from LAHS in 1956 and is… Continue Reading

Get Your Tickets now! Once in a lifetime Event! LA High Centennial Celebration!

Get Your Tickets now! Once in a lifetime Event! LA High Centennial Celebration!

“L.A. WILL SHINE TONIGHT! L.A. WILL SHINE!”    ROMANS AND COUNTRYMEN!  DON’T MISS OUT ON THE EVENT OF THE CENTURY AS WE CELEBRATE 100 YEARS AT OLYMPIC AND RIMPAU. YOUR PARTICIPATION  WILL HELP ENSURE THAT FUTURE ROMANS CONTINUE TO HAVE ACCESS TO EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. Click here to order: http://harrison-lahs.org/centennial-individual-event-tickets/ WITH ONLY 300 TICKETS AVAILABLE, THIS EVENT… Continue Reading

Romans Stone Soul Picnic #2

Romans Stone Soul Picnic #2

All LAHS alumni are invited to attend the Romans Stone Soul Picnic at Kenneth Hahn Park on Sunday July 9th from noon to 6pm! Gentlemen may bring grilling meats and ladies may bring side dishes and desserts. There will also be punch for all, but feel free to bring your own drinks! Let’s celebrate at… Continue Reading

Renowned Holocaust Survivor, Ben Lesser, to Speak at LA High

Renowned Holocaust Survivor, Ben Lesser, to Speak at LA High

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 1:00-3:00 pm in the Corwin Theater at LA High Highly sought-after public speaker, holocaust survivor and founder of the ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation  , Ben Lesser, will speak to students of Los Angeles High School on Thursday May 11.  In order to continue Holocaust education to schools and other communities, in 2009… Continue Reading

Los Angeles High School Open House

Los Angeles High School Open House

It was a successful turnout at LA High School’s Open House last Thursday. To families, prospective parents, students, and community, LA High School’s Open House showcased its academic diversity and richness. On the ground floor there were clubs, performances by students, an impressive science fair, MESA and Robotics demonstrations, and delicious food for anyone who… Continue Reading

LA High School Open House/Art Show/Museum Exhibit

LA High School Open House/Art Show/Museum Exhibit

Los Angeles High School will be holding its annual Open House on Thursday, April 20, 2017, showcasing a variety of programs. Open House will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Current families, prospective families, alumni, and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend and take part in what promises to be a fun… Continue Reading

Centennial Event

Centennial Event

SAVE THE DATE…..SAVE THE DATE…..SAVE THE DATE…..SAVE THE DATE Los Angeles High School….. the City’s namesake….. the first public high school in Los Angeles County….. the pride of countless notable alumni….. celebrates 100 years at Olympic and Rimpau! October 20 & 21, 2017 Originally built in 1873 on a hill on North Broadway and after… Continue Reading

LAHS Student Award Ceremony

LAHS Student Award Ceremony

Congratulations to all the students and their families attending the LAHS Student Award Ceremony! On Thursday, January 26, 2017 exceptional students were acknowledged in front of a full house in Corwin Theater.  Certificates and special gifts were awarded to 108 students achieving high honors (GPA of 3.5 – 4.0+) and 148 students attaining honors (GPA of… Continue Reading