Posts Tagged ‘Lowell High School’

OMG, Glee’s Famous Principal Figgins, Iqbal Theba, to Grace Lowell High School This Friday!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Hollywood glamor comes to our little burg:

“On nearly the final day of the school year, America’s favorite principal – Iqbal Theba who plays “Principal Figgins” on the hit TV show, Glee - will join students and educational leaders in San Jose & San Francisco as he launches new technology to provide affordable college and career planning and a national challenge to help students reach their dreams.”

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Welcome to the 415, Iqbal Theba!

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2011 — On nearly the final day of the school year, America’s favorite principal – Iqbal Theba who plays “Principal Figgins” on the hit TV show, Glee – will join students and educational leaders in San Jose & San Francisco as he launches new technology to provide affordable college and career planning and a national challenge to help students reach their dreams.

“Kids at Glee’s McKinley High have dreams, but I want to help all teens across America, in the real-world,” said Theba, who also serves as Honorary Principal of SuperFutures.com.

The jobless rate among youth stands at over 20% and the average student is now taking about 6 years to complete college due to poor planning (CollegeBoard). Some 70% of parents say their #1 concern is their child’s successful transition to the ‘real world’ (SuperFutures).

Theba will join nationally known financial education expert/innovator Jennifer Openshaw (Oprah, author, Women’s Financial Network founder); Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Chegg.com, the #1 online textbook rental company; and school officials in unveiling the nation’s first online guidance counseling community designed with Harvard experts to help young people build skills to succeed at a fraction of the cost of independent college advisors.

Theba, who thought, “Oh, no, I’m stuck with construction,” will also share his own struggle of finding his passion and launch a new national challenge encouraging real teens to begin to create their dreams over the summer break by leveraging their creative talents.

San Jose
Kipp San Jose Collegiate
1790 Educational Park Drive, San Jose

San Francisco
Lowell High –In the Carol Channing Auditorium
(approx. 1,000 students)
1101 Eucalyptus Dr, San Francisco
Between Eucalyptus & Middlefield

OMG, Nine Bay Area High School Seniors Picked as Finalists for Beach Blanket Babylon Scholaraship! Big Show on June 6

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Well there’ll be a cavalcade of stars (including hat lady Jan Wahl and area billionaire Gordon Getty) judging the live performances of nine high school seniors at Club Fugazi at 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard in North Beach on June 6th, 2011.

All the deets, below.

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The deets:

SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS CHOSEN! THE STEVE SILVER FOUNDATION AND BEACH BLANKET BABYLON SELECT NINE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS TO COMPETE FOR THREE $10,000 CASH SCHOLARSHIPS

FINALISTS TO PERFORM LIVE AT CLUB FUGAZI ON MONDAY, JUNE 6th

SAN FRANCISCO (May 9, 2011) – Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, announced today the selection of nine Bay Area finalists for the Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon “Scholarship for the Arts.” One winner in each category will be presented with a check for $10,000 towards their college education. The nine high school seniors who will perform live on Monday, June 6th are:

ACTING
JESSICA CHANLIAU – Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School, Novato
TAYLOR EDELHART – Lowell High School, San Francisco
ANYA RICHKIND – Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco

DANCING
MADELINE BAGBY – Castilleja School, Palo Alto
DARIUS DROOH – Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco
ALEX LYASHEVYCH – Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco

SINGING
JILLIAN BUTLER – Liberty High School, Brentwood
ZACHARY PISER – Piedmont High School, Piedmont
CARA WODKA – Fremont Christian High School, Fremont

“Every year I’m impressed by the talent and caliber of the entries we receive, and this year was no exception,” said Schuman Silver. “Narrowing the field down to just nine finalists was not an easy task.”

Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Star 101.3′s Don Bleu. The celebrity panel of judges scheduled to appear include: San Francisco Ballet’s Principal Character Dancer & Choreographer Val Caniparoli, singer and actor Franc D’Ambrosio, KGO Radio’s Jerry Friedman, Composer Gordon Getty, San Francisco Opera’s General Director David Gockley, KMEL’s Chuy Gomez, California Shakespeare Theater’s Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, American Conservatory Theater’s Artistic Director Carey Perloff, ABC7′s Don Sanchez and KRON4/KCBS Radio’s Jan Wahl.”

(I don’t know about ticket availability or anything at this point – they’ll be tough or impossible to get, one might imagine.)

Bon courage, contestants!