Take a closer look at the development of the beautiful murals that have appeared around school. Staffulty member Sophie Bright interviewed Emily Chandler, former Chair of the Art Department; Gabriel S. '22 and Steven C. '23 about the inception and progress of the Campus Murals Project.
We celebrated our 70 Class of 2022 graduates on Friday, June 3 with a beautiful ceremony under the specially-built tent on our campus. As has become our new tradition, graduates received their diplomas and then took a celebratory processional on the "red carpet" to self-selected music showcasing the range of individuality that is a hallmark of this resilient class.
Three "generations" of Vistamar artists -- an alum, Cole V. '16; a current student, Zoe S. '23; and an incoming freshman, Ashley H, '26 -- were invited by Leadership Hermosa Beach to create a piece of original art on a surfboard as part of this year's leadership project, called Boards Across Hermosa.
Sophia P. '23 chosen as one of only 14 Grand Prize winners out of more than 1,300 applicants for The Music Center of Los Angeles' 34th annual Spotlight program, a nationally acclaimed performing arts competition, scholarship, and artistic development program for teens.
Congrats to students Ethan P. '24, Olivia Z. '23, Angela M, '25, Matthew D. '24 and Maddie M. '25, who presented original papers to panels of educators at the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies (NACCS) last week. Theme of the conference was "50 years of Activist Scholarship."
Vistamar Alumnus Noah Haig, '18 to deploy his physics and math degrees from Harvey Mudd '22 as a nuclear propulsion submarine officer candidate with the U.S. Navy -- the first Harvey Mudd College student to enter the program. See full story here.
As part of the L.A. Stories Symposium, seniors offered 20 minute workshops on a variety of Los Angeles focused topics, from Hip Hop to Hollywood; graffiti art to recording arts; freeways to L.A.'s unique food culture.
Lana, who attended Vistamar in 2015-2016 as an exchange student from Ukraine, zoomed into morning meeting in April. It was a moving experience to hear what she and her family have faced over the last two months as she provided a month by month look at what she was doing and how they were coping. We hope to spend more time with her soon.