Jonique Burton- My Miracle in Motion
Jonique Burton is the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Culver City High School. She is married and a mother of 3, Jillian (8), James (4), and Justine (1). Mrs. Burton has been an educator for the past 17 years. She began her teaching career in Houston, Texas where she taught mathematics. Later, she went on to be a Crisis Administrator and Assistant Principal in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Jonathan Loughlin- The Importance of Responsibility at a Young Age
Jonathan Loughlin, will be attending the Norwich University, wants to be an Army Infantry Officer.
Jaden Kimura- The Social Construct of Success and Intelligence
“Dear attendees, my name is Jaden Kimura. It is probable that I will be studying Maths and Philosophy during my time at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. My participation at the high school has been broad, in particular within clubs as I hold the position of Inter-Club Council Chairman and participate in the Science Club, Journalism Club, Math club, Tolerance Club, Ballona Creek Renaissance Club, and Green Five. As an Environmentalist, I have also ran the Nature Conservation Club on campus for the past few years. I enjoy participating in academic aid to the school- serving as a peer tutor, academic mentor, a former math Chiron, and serving as a mentor for this year’s Calculus BC
class that I formed. In my free time I enjoy contemplating math and philosophy, cooking, and napping. I’m not entirely sure what I want to do in the future, but that’s okay. I only know that I will not end up in an office.”
Max Jordan- The Heart and Mind of a Runner
Max Jordan is a two sport, four year varsity runner. He is the captain of the Cross Country Team and is a second year captain of the Track Team. He will be attending Santa Monica College and then hopes to transfer to a four year university on a track scholarship.
Emma Fabros- The Young and Limitless
Emma Fabros is a senior at Culver City High School, and has thoroughly enjoyed her time as a student over the course of these last four years. Emma has been Captain of the last CCHS Dance Team, an honors student for all four years, and elected member of the CCHS Student Government. Emma cannot wait to continue on her life’s journey at Biola University as a Public Relations major in the fall of 2018.
Melisa Torbati- Big Little Things
Melisa Torbati is an enthusiastic instructional aide that has been working in the district for four years. She believes that the diversity and talent on CCHS’ campus is extraordinary She is a huge fan and follower of TEDTalks. She is grateful that it has expanded into the Culver City Community where kids can express themselves in such an intimate, heartfelt way.
Daniela Foster- The Teenage Mental State of Affairs
Daniela Foster is a high school senior at Culver City High School. She is involved in AVPA’s Danger Zone Dance Company, participates in the school’s speech and debate team, and is also a member of the school’s “Girls who Code” club. She loves drawing and painting in her free time and enjoys writing poetry as well. Her dream school is either UC Irvine or UC San Diego.
Liam Wall- The Power of Just Getting Started
Liam Wall is a junior at Culver City High School. He was born in Ireland but now lives in Culver City with his parents and his two 6-year-old brothers. He spends most weekends at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and is a fan of watching motivational videos on YouTube.
Sergio Muñoz- Memories and Connections
Sergio is an independent, strong minded person who loves to watch horror movies and play videos. He plans to go to Willamette University, where he will major in Chemistry and pursue a career as a chemistry teacher.