Economics and chemistry might seem an odd marriage for fields of study in college, but they made sense for what San Marino High School class of 2015 alumna Jacqueline Chen wanted out of Harvard.
Now that she has earned that bachelor’s degree, complete with an undergraduate thesis that wed the two academic areas, Chen will start graduate school at England’s Oxford University this fall as the latest recipient of Rotary International’s Global Grant Scholarship.
“I’ve spent a lot of time studying the U.S. health-care system, and I’m really excited to fly across the pond to see how the health-care systems work in other countries,” Chen said, speaking by phone from Boston. “I think we have a lot to do to make our health-care system better, and it would be really interesting to see how we can adopt other countries’ policies to fit our health-care system and make it more efficient and affordable.” Continue reading “Scholar Will Head to Oxford, With Rotary’s Help”
Some students, upon graduating, brush off the dust of high school and walk away with diplomas in hand, never to look back.
Not so San Marino High School’s class of 1958.
More than 40 members of the class, which celebrated its 60-year reunion last July, funded a new electronic marquee for their alma mater in conjunction with PTAffiliates. The groups each raised about half of the money needed for the approximately $45,000 board to replace the roughly 20-year-old marquee, which would sometimes malfunction — preventing announcements of school events from being clearly displayed. Continue reading “Class of ’58, PTAffiliates Fund SMHS’ New Marquee”
San Marino High School alumnus Zander Wick announced the end of his collegiate wrestling career last Friday after suffering multiple injuries.
“It’s been a bit since my last surgery and feel like I should let everyone know that my collegiate wrestling career is over,” Wick wrote on Twitter. “It was a hard decision to make, but I feel like it was the right one. Thanks to everyone who supported me along the way.”
Wick posted a record of 31-13 with the Badgers since 2016. His last two seasons were cut short because of injuries. The former Titan had surgery to repair a microfracture and the hip labrum on his right side in April.
Wick, along with his twin brother Evan, was one of San Marino’s most decorated athletes. The 2016 graduate was a seven-time All-American and CIF State champion, claimed three CIF Southern Section Masters Meet titles, and won four CIF-SS individual crowns and four Rio Hondo League championships.
The San Marino High School varsity softball team’s stellar postseason run came to an end last week as the Titans were edged by host Riverside Woodcrest Christian, 4-2, in a CIF Southern Section Division 6 quarterfinal last week.
The Titans jumped out to a two-run lead in the first inning but the Royals fought back with a run in the second and added three more in the third frame.
Four runs turned out to be enough for junior pitcher Paige Markley, who settled down following a rough start and held San Marino’s offense at bay through the rest of the contest. The ace allowed two runs on six hits, walked two and struck out four in a complete game.
SMHS ace Claire Streeter was also solid in the circle, surrendering four runs on nine hits and striking out 11 in six innings of work. Continue reading “Titans Fall to Woodcrest Christian in Quarterfinals”
An unexpected return to cheerleading was the ticket that brought Elizabeth Angiuli back to her hometown, San Marino.
Angiuli — who graduated from San Marino High School in 2009 as Elizabeth Haralambos — returned to town in 2014 as the coach of the Titans’ cheerleading team, a familiar setting for her after she spent three years with the team as a high schooler. Here to stay, she aims to take the team to less reassuring surroundings moving forward. Continue reading “Cheerleaders’ Coach Renews Her Hometown Spirit”