fbpx

Support Alhambra Source!

Donate Today!

Donor Supporters

Jessie Ong

Alhambra Source provides objective and important news reporting for our community.

Efren Moreno, Former Alhambra Mayor

Thank you Alhambra Source for truly informing the residents of Alhambra.

Jeff Maloney, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source has become an important source for news, public interest, and serious journalism in our community. Keep it up!

Sara Harris

As a career journalist and EJ advocate, I see community-based media like the Alhambra Source as crucial to democracy and equality.

Chris Olson

I support Alhambra Source as often as I can because I believe a free and independent press is vital to the democratic process. No other news outlet with high journalistic standards consistently covers the stories and issues that matter to our community.

Adele Andrade Stadler, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source is a great independent newspaper that celebrates the communities and is not afraid to ask the tough questions!

Cliff Bender, Vice President, Alhambra Education Foundation

I want to know what's going on in my community- News, events, and human interest stories. The Alhambra Source gives me the information I need.

Joyce & Oscar Amaro, Alhambra Preservation Group

We support Alhambra Source because this online news source is vitally important in engaging, informing and educating the residents of Alhambra.

Laura Vasquez

Alhambrans need to know the truth about our area!

Michael Lawrence, Alhambra Arts Commissioner

Keep bringing on the stories. The Source has given us so much and I am happy to donate to such an important part of our community.

Karsen Luthi

Thank you for creating Alhambra Source and providing timely reporting of important local news. Fight on!

Mr. Konnyaku

I support news reporting that is unbiased and informative. Really enjoy the excellent coverage on local city council and planning commission meetings.

Guadulesa Rivera

Alhambra Source unifies the community and keeps us involved.

Erwin Lee

Such a valuable source of what’s happening in city where we live. Objective reporting that informs us and allows us to come to our own conclusions.

RAMONA CONVENT CELEBRATES 126TH COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Location

Alhambra , CA United States

Nature surely smiled on the class of 2017 with a picture-perfect day for Ramona Convent’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 27th. Carrying their bouquets of yellow roses, with the breeze lightly blowing their traditional white gowns, the graduates moved elegantly down the lawn of Ramona’s Rose Heath garden. Salutatorian Victoria Marie Garcia spoke eloquently when sharing,

“We are empowered; we are the future…We are women of faith, women who are integrating all facets of ourselves, critical thinkers, communicators, and transformative leaders. That’s the foundation of what being a Ramona girl is all about; we will just build it up from there with our experiences. Let us put our mark on the world as we go forth, cast fire, and liberate life.”

Victoria will be attending Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she will study biomedical science with a career goal of becoming a pediatric oncologist. She also hopes to study abroad in Italy. While at Ramona she has been a member of the International Thespian Society, National Honor Society, California Scholastic Federation, International Culture Society, Hispanic Society, and Campus Retreat Team Leader. She also participated in basketball, track and field, the Interact Club, ComedySportz and volunteered at the Pasadena Humane Society in her spare time.

Several members of the class have selected a major in a science-related field and attribute their decisions to the experiences that Ramona offered them. Curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking are inspired every day though the hands-on, project-based learning with real-life applications at the core of Ramona’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program.

Guest speaker and Ramona Convent graduate, Kim Chanbonpin ‘95, who is a professor at the John Marshall School of Law at the University of Chicago, shared her journey and how Ramona helped shape her life. She also encouraged graduates to never give up and “Think about who you are, who you want to become, and how you intend on getting there….be steadfast. You are the only you; think about how you and only you can make a positive impact. You will move mountains. You will organize, participate in, and win struggles for justice that no one thought would be possible. And whether it happens in a class or at work or at the dinner table, you will make a difference!”

Collectively, the class has already accomplished great things. All of the graduates will be continuing on to college with 69% of those attending University of California or private campuses. Because of the academically rigorous and challenging program offered at Ramona, these young women have been offered a total of $9,179,454 in merit scholarships based on their academic record and extra-curricular involvement. 35% received Highest Honors – 100% Life Membership in the California Scholarship Federation and 47% received recognition as National Honor Society (NHS) members.

Ramona is a welcoming Catholic college-prep high school for girls in grades 9-12. Ramona graduates face the future with an extraordinary education, a global vision fueled by Catholic values, an independent spirit, confident leadership skills, the support of their Ramona sisters, and the strength of a legacy of more than 125 years of excellence.

Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 W. Ramona Rd., Alhambra, CA 91803, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org

 

Independent journalism is a bedrock of democracy--and it's in crisis. Here at the Alhambra Source, we're committed to covering the local stories that matter most to you. We don’t have advertisers and we don’t have pay walls, but we do have bills. You read to the end of this story. That's great. But this kind of journalism will end without public support. Join us! Support the work and the democratic values it serves. Donate now!

The Alhambra Source encourages comment on our stories. However, we do not vet comments for accuracy or endorse links to posts in the comment section. The thoughts and opinions expressed belong solely to the author of the comment.

Leave a Reply

Stay Informed.

Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter.

For fact-based COVID-19 coverage, AUSD and Alhambra City Hall happenings that impact your life subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter.