Category: arts


Q&A: Jordan Marie Finley ’19

Jordan Marie Finley ’19 was just settling into her new life as a freshman at UC Santa Barbara last summer when she received word: a script she had written while at Parker had been selected in a prestigious statewide contest. 

Jordan’s script, “Feliz Cumpleaños,” was one of four winners in the 2019 California Young Playwrights Contest and would receive a full professional production at the Playwrights Project 35th annual Plays by Young Writers festival.

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Parker Well-Represented at YAM Awards

Twenty-one Parker students have created artworks that are being featured in the Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibit currently on exhibit at the Athenaeum’s gallery space at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan.

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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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