Congratulations to sophomore Courtney Chan for winning The University of California's High School Summer Institute in Law Instagram Contest. Using video, contestants were told to express their thoughts and ideas on how this program could help them grow as they prep for college or consider a career in law.
She was awarded a $500 gift card for herself. In addition to her prize, she also won a $500 Visa gift card that she could donate to her school or club/organization.
She requested to donate as follows:
$200 to Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
$200 to Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
$100 to National Honor Society (NHS)
Lights, Camera, Action! DBHS senior Hailey Shi will be featured in the upcoming Camfel USA "It's My Life" character education assemblies. The nationwide presentations will highlight talented artists who intend to pursue art after high school.Uploaded May 21, 2018
Check out this video spotlighting the Diamond Bar High Wellness Center! This year, the pioneering program was honored with a prestigious CSBA Golden Bell Award for its innovative efforts in addressing the wellness needs of the over 3,000 students on campus. On May 18, the Wellness Center was recognized during the LACOE Educational Excellence awards.Uploaded May 21, 2018
Friday, May 11, DBHS welcomed the Class of ‘22 to the Brahma Herd. Eighth graders from South Pointe and Chaparral traveled to their future high school and received a warm welcomeUploaded May 12, 2018
The Dance Department presents “Escape”. Their annual spring
dance concert will be held on May 10th and 11th @ 7:00pm. It will feature amazing student choreography from students from the whole dance department as well as a few of their award winning competition pieces. Tickets are $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door. Can buy tickets online at http://seatyourself.biz/dbhsdance
Congratualtions to engineering teacher Johnny Hwang who was announced as Diamond Bar High's TEACHER OF THE YEAR Friday, April 27. The announcement was made at the annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon hosted by our seven parent organizations. Mr. Hwang was chosen by his peers to represent them.
He has been a dedicated educator for 20 years. His commitment to excellence shows in the quality of his students’ work. His engineering program is thriving due to his superior teaching skills and rapport with students. This year, DBHS received recognition as a “PLTW Distinguished School” in the area of achievement. Mr. Hwang is our only PLTW teacher. He teaches all four levels of the PLTW Engineering program, in addition to robotics and AP Biology. He is always prepared to deliver high-quality and engaging lessons to his students. He is just an awesome teacher! Congratulations!
On Saturday, March 3, DBHS junior Marissa Singh was one of only four high school seniors named a Distinguished Young Woman of Los Angeles County for the Class of 2019 and awarded a cash scholarship during a countywide scholarship program for high school girls held at Excelsior High School. They will move on to state level competition in Bakersfield July 22-29.
Participants were evaluated in the categories of Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%), and Self-Expression (15%). Throughout the next year, the four winners of this title will represent Los Angeles County and serve as role models to young people by spreading the program’s national outreach message of “Be Your Best Self.” The outreach program is designed to encourage self-esteem and excellence in all young people through its five principles: Be Healthy, Be Involved, Be Studious, Be Ambitious, and Be Responsible. Congratulations Marissa!
This video contains the dance Marissa performed for the talent portion of the competition, the speech she made during the self-expression portion, a photo with her medal and a photo with her mother.
Marissa is very devoted to health and wellness and has received her Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification. She is President of Peer Counseling, a Wellness Intern for her school’s Wellness Center, has been recognized for a Wellness Center Service Award as well as an award for being the Most Dedicated Peer Counselor. As a DBHS Student of the Month recipient, Marissa has maintained a well-rounded student life at Diamond Bar High. She has served as President of her Choir and has been awarded Most Inspirational and Outstanding Performer; Vice-President of the Indian Culture Club, and is a member of the Track and Field team where she earned the Varsity Athletic Award, Most Improved Long Jump/High Jump award, and the Athletic Cross Country award. She has also been awarded the President’s Education Award, has been a member of Future Business Leaders of America, and has spent countless hours developing and holding events centered around emotional intelligence and wellness at her school. These events include the Diamond Bar Forum, the Academy of the Canyons Forum, Kindness Week, and Respect Week. In addition, Marissa volunteers at St. Denis Catholic Church and Angeles Christian Camp. Marissa’s college preferences include Yale University and UC Berkeley where she hopes to become an Astrophysicist.
On Thursday, April 19, three Brahmas spoke in front of an audience of over 10,000 students, educators, and celebrities at WE Day California at the Forum in Inglewood. Melody Chang, Grace Jean, and Josephine Kim shared highlights of their work on their AP with WE service projects last year in their AP Environmental Science course. The students were selected by The College Board based on that work, for which each of them earned the designation “AP Environmental Science with Service” on their AP Score report. Click HERE for more details on WE Day. This experience was made possible through the support and guidance of Assistant Principal, David Hong, who advised the students throughout the service projects.