June 19, 2014 • 485 views
El Monte Union High School District
Every Student, Every Minute, Every Day
Mountain View High Students Attend UCLA Shadow Day
by Anne Donofrio-Holter
Mountain View High School students recently visited the UCLA campus, along with students from four Los Angeles Unified School District schools, where they took part in the annual Latinas Guiding Latinas (LGL) Shadow Day.
Latinas Guiding Latinas is “a non-profit organization designed to provide K-12 students from the East Los Angeles and El Monte area with additional resources to develop their prospect for higher education.”
Mountain View High School students Jessica Mendoza, Dapnee Hernandez, Aida Saravia, Angela Peralta, Stephanie Reyes, Mariana Pichardo, Daisy Ojeda, Destiny Cendejas, Ayleen Ruelas, Angela Espinosa, Jocelyn Soriano, Nancy Garcia and Viviana Pizano attended various workshops, listened as a panel of UCLA students answered their questions and participated in team building activities. The students then toured the campus and shadowed UCLA students during their morning classes to expose them to the daily life of a university student.
Consistently focusing on graduation rates and social responsibility, LGL continues to motivate students to fulfill their potential in their daily lives while giving back to their community.
“The UCLA student panel answered questions specifically submitted by our students,” said Mountain View High School teacher Michael Weller. “They also received information on financial aid they could take home to their parents and ate in the dining halls.”
“It was a great experience,” said one Mountain View High School student. “I learned a lot and it was exciting to be on the UCLA campus.”