Weekly roundup: High schools celebrate graduates, counselor earns top award, and more

Over the next couple of weeks, scores of high school seniors from dozens of campuses across Orange County will hear there names called as they receive their diplomas.

It will mark the end of a long journey, and the start of new paths. The Orange County Register is visiting many of these high school graduations to chronicle the celebrations with hundreds of photos of cheering grads and proud parents.

News chalkboard graphicAnaheim Union High School District was the first in the county to hold ceremonies with district schools holding graduations earlier this month. Stadiums will be filled with the familiar notes of “Pomp and Circumstance” and the cheers from now through June 21.

Here are some other articles that made news for the week ending June 1.

  • This week’s Scripps National Spelling Bee fielded its largest pool of competitors ever — 515 spellers, thanks to a new invitational program that allows for spellers who didn’t win a regional bee to qualify under certain circumstances.
  • EdSource sent a detailed questionnaire to the six leading candidates for governor to find out where they stand on some of the most pressing education topics in the state. Find out there answers here.
  • One million neural connections are made every single second of life until the age of 3, according to current research, and the preschool years have a long-term influence on outcomes in health and education. That means there’s a very small window of time to make a monumental impact on the course of development.
  • Weeks of practice culminated on Thursday in a two-minute dance and tumbling routine that paired seasoned Newport Harbor High School cheerleaders with first-timers: male athletes from other sports.

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