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MAY 25, 2012

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Poway Art showcased

PHS dance

MEGAN PERANTEAU Photographer

Hundreds of Poway High students, staff, parents, teachers and alumni gathered on campus to admire the many talented artists that attend Poway High school on May 10, as well as observe their impressive works. Students displayed artwork from photo, digital media, drawing and painting, ceramics, floral design, and computer graphics classes. Several Poway High art students also took part in live displays of drawing, ceramics, studio portraiture, film developing, and Photoshop. Eye On Art is an opportunity for the creative minds of Poway High to show off their unique talents. The annual eye on art event also gives underclassmen and future Poway High students a chance to explore their options in the way of fine arts courses offered here. This event showcases the true talent found in Poway High students through many different availible facets on campus.

Wednesday night fever: Senior Norma Kaye dances in Wednesday’s Spring Dance Concert: “Le-Monde Magique.” The dance team moved to the rhythms of artists like Lady Gaga, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, and Beyonce. SKYLAR SLOTTER // The Iliad

New smart start

parking program BRIGID MCCARTHY News Editor

Students who wish to park in one of the students parking lots during the 2012-2013 school year are required to attend one of the smart start programs with a parent. If a student and his/her parent were not able to attend the smart start program held last night in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts there will be two other opportunities to attend the program before the beginning of the school year. There will be a chance to complete the program the week of registration in the following week. The dates for these classes are not confirmed but will be up on the front page of the Poway High School website before the end of the school year.

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Poway High’s Band and Orchestra

perform in the annual Spring concert

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Every year, the Spring Concerts for band and orchestra demonstrate some developed talent and well-rehearsed music. This year, the orchestra concert will take place Wed. May 30, and the band concert on the following night, Thurs, May 31. Both start at 7 p.m. As with every final band concert, this year will

feature some incredible seniors in the tradition of Senior Soloists. Four students will perform with the orchestra and four with the band.On Thursday, Emilia Lopez-Yañez will perform Mozart’s Concerto KV 314 on oboe, Nicole Slagle will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in C major for piccolo and Won-Ji Lee and Nathan Mull will perform two movements from Dvorak’s Concerto in B minor, with Lee performing the first movement and Mull the third.

On Friday, Sierra Johnson will perform Anne McGinty’s Variations and Theme on flute, Zach Sheldon will perform Arutunian’s Trumpet Concerto, Kristina Hoh will perform Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie on clarinet and Erika Lingo will perform Godard’s Suite de Trois Morceaux (third movement) on flute. With all of the bands performing, there will be a great variety of music from classical concertos to more modern movie themes. Admission is free for students.

Four alumni recognized today Poway High’s Hall of Fame celebrates its first annual ceremony at the Bernardo Winery to recognize its members and hold an auction

University of Arizona where he played for Arizona's legendary coach Lute Olsen. From there Buechler pursued his basketball career for the next eleven years winning three championship Yearbooks predict who will be “most likely to succeed,” but rings in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls alongside with Michael we rarely know if these prophecies are fulfilled. Four Poway Jordan. Alumni worthy will be inducted into to Poway High's own Hall Graduating as the class of 95's Valedictorian, Mathew Fei of Fame in its first annual recognition and auction event tonight charged through Stanford to obtain an undergraduate degree at the Bernardo Winery. and then pursued a medical degree in Harvard medical school The ceremony will honor their achievements in helping the all while maintaining a career in music with the Boston Philharcommunity, dedication to the fields business, athletics, arts, aca- monic Orchestra. He is now a staff physician in Critical Care, demics, science, public service or community service, achieving Pulmonary, and Sleep Medicine in Seattle, Washington. that “success.” Poway's first inductees are former NBA player Poway's current Mayor, Don Higginson, is being recognized Jud Buechler, Mayor Don Higginson, physician and profes- for his accomplishments during his twenty-five elected year sional violinist Mathew Fei, and former Qualcomm executive term as a city council official. Jeffrey Belk. Higginson is known for havThe idea of the Poway High ing strong dedication in helping It would be good for kids here to School Hall of Fame was into improve Poway's educational know there have been students who spired by Poway High's 50th ansystem. He secured funds for have accomplished great things.” niversary. //SCOTT FISHER renovating an all-weather track “When we launched the 50th, and for the Performing Arts Mr. Fisher thought of the idea to make some forum to recog- Center for Poway as well as providing for multipurpose rooms nize those who have done great things after graduation,” assis- for both Meadowbrook and Twin Peaks. tant principal Megan Battle said. “It was a total surprise. I was very honored,” Mayor Don Hig“It would be good for kids here to know there have been ginson, who was re-elected eight times, said. students who have accomplished great things,” principal Scott The four inductees were nominated from over hundreds of Fisher said. past graduates for the first Hall of Fame. Inductees are required to have attended Poway High for a Higginson has fond memories from Poway High such as minimum of two years, graduated with a diploma of a mini- teachers who befriended him, the friendly atmosphere and even mum of ten years ago and achieved as an individual and not as recalls that “all the kids were much smaller than they are now.” group. Former Qualcomm executive Jeffrey Belk, Poway Alumni, is “None of it is based on what you did during high school, it's being recognized in this year's first annual Hall of Fame for beabout what you did after,” Fisher said. ing a leading executive for Qualcomm. After having graduated with three CIF basketball championBelk is recognized for being a globally recognized thought ships, achieving Player of the year in 1986, and a 23.3 scor- leader in wireless technology. Buy tickets for tonight’s dinner ing average, Jud Buechler continued playing basketball in the and awards at school or at the door for $20.

BRENDA MARTINEZ-GONZALEZ Copy Editor

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