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Hacienda La Puente Unified Students Explore New Heights During Annual College and Career Fair

Hacienda La Puente Unified Students Explore New Heights During Annual College and Career Fair
Andrea Torres

More than 200 middle and high school Hacienda La Puente Unified students and their families gathered to explore various education and career booths, connect with more than 70 college representatives and engage in numerous informational workshops during the 56th Assembly District Annual College and Career Fair at Los Altos High School on Oct. 14.

The annual affair, hosted by 56th District Assemblymember Lisa Calderon in partnership with the District and the Boys and Girls Club of the East & West San Gabriel Valley, provided a myriad of resources available in both English and Spanish designed to help students and parents learn how to prepare and apply for college, certificate or trade programs, scholarships and financial aid. 

The fair included an HLPUSD Career Technical Education (CTE) expo, well-decorated and split into fourths, highlighting the CTE pathways unique to each comprehensive high school. Middle school scholars and first-year high school students were encouraged to check out each booth, consisting of CTE students giving potential newcomers a glimpse into their future with interactive demonstrations and exciting testimonials.

"I had the best time sharing my experience in the engineering pathway with incoming freshmen students and gaining a bunch of new information from the many representatives during the college and career fair,” La Puente High School senior Hector Garcia said. "It was great talking to my peers about the importance of going for the things they're passionate about and always saying yes to new opportunities. Thank you, Hacienda La Puente Unified and Assemblymember Calderon, for making this event possible."

During the event, Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez, Board President Christine H. Salazar and Board members delivered speeches, connected with students and staff and celebrated the District writing contest winners. Board member Gino Kwok led an inspirational and informative workshop called “Mastering the Personal Insight Questions,” where he taught students and families how to master their insight, set themselves apart from other submissions and ensure HLPUSD students shine bright in their UC applications.

At the end of the event, HLPUSD celebrated the seniors who were recognized as winners of the 56th Assembly District Writing Contest and received a $1,000 merit-based scholarship!


HLPUSD_CAREERFAIR1: Los Altos High School students and staff share their favorite parts about being a part of the Los Altos community during the annual 56th Assembly District College and Career Fair.

HLPUSD_CAREERFAIR2: Career Technical Education pathway students from Los Altos, La Puente, Workman and Wilson high schools join forces and celebrate the diverse educational opportunities across the District during the 56th Assembly District College and Career Fair.

HLPUSD_CAREERFAIR3: Hacienda La Puente Adult Education and District educational partners welcome middle and high school students and families to learn more about their programs during a College and Career Fair on Oct. 14.