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Middle School music students return from annual forum festival with all Gold Ratings

Congratulations to Middle School concert band, chorus, classical guitar, chamber orchestra, and advanced strings students who all received Gold Ratings from the annual Forum Festival in Anaheim, Calif. Never before has the entire ensemble received the highest ratings at the same festival. Middle School students York Bourgeois, Class of 2024; Owen Golding, Class of 2025; Ella Ludwig, Class of 2023; and Ethan Urquhart, Class of 2025, all received the Outstanding Musicianship Award.

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Parker Artist Wins 2019 Congressional Art Competition

On May 6, 2019, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced Parker student Pallavi Murthy, Class of 2020, as the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Pallavi’s acrylic painting, At the Community Garden, depicts Parker students caring for the community garden at the school’s Linda Vista Campus.

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Drama Club students take home awards from California Thespian Festival

On March 28, 18 Upper School Drama Club students traveled to Upland to attend the California Thespian Festival, and Parker students stole the show. Senior Jack Morrill earned 1st place in solo musical theatre and 2nd in monologues. Junior Maria Burritt won 3rd place in monologues, and a total of 13 students earned superior ratings in their respective categories.

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Middle School student plays first chair and solo in all-state concert

York Bourgeois recently played with the All-State Junior High Concert Band, an ensemble of talented middle and junior high school musicians from across California. He was first-chair trumpeter and one of a few soloists in the group, which played on Feb. 17 in Fresno as part of the California All-State Music Education Conference.

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