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Mountain Views News Saturday, June 18, 2011


The Mountain Views News Proudly Congratulates 
Two Exceptional 2011 Graduates:

Alverno High School

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. Gillick 

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: David L. Vannasdall

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Joanne Testa Cross

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 Principal: James Lugenbuehl

E-mail address:

Carden of the Foothills School

429 Wildrose Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 626/358-9414 
626/358-5164 fax

The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 Head of School: Patty Patano


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 626-798-8989


LaSalle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 


Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2000, 


Norma Coombs Alternative School

2600 Paloma St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 798-0759 Principal: Dr. Vanessa Watkins 

E-mail address:

Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 798-8901 Principal: Dr. Derick Evans


Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave. Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 795-6981 website:

St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-9028 website:

Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Gayle Bluemel


Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Gayle Bluemel

Contact person: Garrett Newsom, Asst. Principal

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 795-6981 Website:



Both students have just completed a program in which they were awarded their High School 
Diplomas, but a college degree as well. 

 On Saturday, June 11, 
2011 Sierra Madre resident 
Vincent Matthew Johnson 
graduated with honors 
from California State 
University Los Angeles 
with his Bachelors of 
Science degree in Business 
Finance and a minor in 

 He entered CSULA full 
time at the age of 15 
through a program called 
the Early Entrance Program 
in September of 2007, 
after testing highly on the 
Washington Pre-CollegeTest 
and successfully completing 
a provisional summer 

 Initially, Vincent began 
his studies at CSULA when 
he was twelve years old 
through another program 
called the PACE program 
which allowed him to 
take courses at the campus 
part time,while attending 
St.Rita Elementary school.
After graduating from Saint 
Rita,Vincent attended La 
Salle HIgh School for one 
year.Upon being accepted 
into the EEP program 
Vincent decided to leave 
high school and pursue his 
degree. Vincent was among 
a group of 24 students who 
graduated from CSULA EEP 
program this 2011.

 Vincent is the son 
of Mountain Views 
News contributor and 
photographer, Lina Johnson

 Congratulations to Sierra 
Madre resident Vincent 
Johnson and all the Early 
Entrance Program graduates 
of 2011!


 Asha Grant, also known as 
Mountain Views columnist 
“Trish Collins” graduated 
High School on Wednesday 
from the Los Angeles Unified 
School District’s Harbor 
Teacher Preparation Academy 
located on the campus of 
LA Harbor College. She was 
not only awarded her high 
school diploma, she was also 
granted an Associates Degree 
in Education. Asha has 
been accepted and will be attending 
Spellman College in 
Atlanta this fall.

 Asha represents the third 
generation in her family to 
pursue a career in education. 
Both of her parents 
are teachers and her grandmother 
is a retired school 

 During her time at Harbor 
Teacher Prep, she was very 
involved in a number of 
church and civic activities. 
She served as Vice President 
of the student body in her 
senior year. She also was the 
Founder and President of the 
school’s Recycling Club (9th 
- 12th grade); and Founder 
and President of the Underground 
Music Club. She has 
received numerous awards 
and recognitions.

 One of Asha’s many interests 
is writing. In addition 
to writing more than 150 
columns for this paper, she 
won national recognition 
for her poem, “Home Depot, 
Dried Rain”, which was published 
in A Celebration of Poets 

Congratulations Asha! We 
are so very proud to have 
you as part of our Mountain 
Views Family!

Looking Into The Life Of A Teenager

 By Meaghan Allen

Meaghan is away this week, attending a special program 
at the Air Force Academy. She’ll be back next 

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