In Loving Memory of Jeremy Sanchez Samantha Rodriguez
On April 18th South El Monte High School lost one of our beloved Eagles. On Wednesday of April 18th Jeremy Sanchez was reported missing when he did not show up to school, later that night, the unimaginable happened. Jeremy’s body was found down by the river bed here in South El Monte. Jeremy was a very good friend to many. He was a part of Varsity football as well wrestling, and also played baseball. Jeremy had also been involved in our PLTW program, he had been very involved and touched many of the lives around him. Personally, I was very close with Jeremy. I always looked forward to seeing his bright smile in the hallways and talking to him about nearly everything. He was always concerned with how I’d been doing and how softball was going, always knew how to give me a good laugh, and was always there for me when I needed him. He always cared about how everybody was doing, even if he didn’t know them too well. Such a kind gesture that everybody admired from him. To the bravest and kindest soul I have ever met, may Jeremy Sanchez rest in paradise.
Monte Carlo Prom Daisy Vergel Staff Writer
On Saturday April 21st, 2018 was South El Monte High schools prom night. The theme was “ Midnight in Monte Carlo.” The event took place in the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel in Pomona, CA from 8pm to 12am. As guest were arriving with their dates or with group of friends, the girls were wearing different style dresses from classy to glamorous dresses. As for the boys, they wore tuxedos matching their dates. When the students were walking into the hall they saw the casino tables outside, and inside the hall were the glamours decorations. Once the students were seated they had the option between three types of meat for tacos. There was chicken, carne asada, and carnitas, and on the side was white rice, beans, and noodles. There was also a dessert table with tons of goodies. The Dj gave the students time to eat and then announced that the dance floor was open. He was playing different genres like hip hop, trap, reggaetón, merengue, rock español ect. He got the whole crowd up dancing and singing. This year our ASB members Jazmine Robles and Natalie Lopez and with the help of Mr. Seymour there junior class advisor organized the event with more entertainment. For those who don’t like to dance, they can be playing instead of just sitting and being bored. They had poker tables with people showing you how to play. So all the students received fake money to play and if you win, at the end you get raffles tickets and you had the chance of winning graduation tickets and t-shirts. When the guest arrived they had the chance to nominate the the people that were provided in the list. Around 9pm Mrs. DeLaRosa announced it was time to crown the queen and king. The princess’s were welcomed to the dance floor which were Angelina Tovar, Alyssa Acosta, Jacquelin Rodriguez, Victoria Mineros , Kayla Toliver, and Danielle Ruiz, followed by the Prince’s Victor Gonzalez, Richard Nava, Anthony Miranda, Cosmen Maldonado, Salvador Tovar, and Jarvis Godinez. The crowing couple were Angelina Tovar and Victor Gonzalez. As the couple danced to “ You and Me” by Lifehouse.
Walking with Royalty in the Prom Fashion Show Denisse Staff Writer
On March 23rd, South El Monte High School ASB, hosted the Prom Fashion Show. Many juniors showed off their perfect outfits for Prom and give us a visual of what to wear. This years Prom, the theme will be a Midnight in Monte Carlo, located in Pasadena, a night of elegance! Each looked amazing in their wonderful outfits. This year our Eagles truly shocked us with their stunning looks. Our Eagles fabulously rocked the stage! Additionally to our Prom court who participated as well. During the Prom Fashion show, 16 students, 8 girls and 8 boys, modeled the latest trends in dresses and tuxedos, while those who watched applaud to them stunned by their stylish looks. Now to recognize our amazing Prom court, who participated in this year’s Prom Fashion show. Nicole Peña wore a shiny black beaded dress with beautiful black heels and Daniel Alvarez wore a black tux with a white button up dressing shirt. Next up we had Cecilia Jurado who wore a royal blue dress styled with black heels and Miguel Vega wearing a navy blue tux, wonderfully matching with his partner Cecilia. Our next couple was Jennefer Nava who wore a beautiful white and blue princess gown with a lovely floral design beneath the dress, and Darian Hernandez- Moreno wearing dark blue and black tuxedo. Stephanie Fletcher with a lovely navy blue dress with gold beads that shined throughout the whole dress, and Kevin Barragan that also wore the nice classic black and white tux. Continuing with our other participants, Jennifer Alfaro who wore a long grey dress with lace on the top along with lovely silver beads that brought out the elegant look, and Jerry Tagano wore a black tux with cobalt blue dressing shirt beneath. Rayleen Garcia wore a dress, the top being color burgundy and bottom being a beautiful floral design fitted with nude heels that went beautifully, and Anthony Carreon wearing a beige polished tux. Andrea Toro wore a long black lace dress with black heels and Devon Solis wearing a black tux. Lastly, Hailey Valdez who wore a long black dress with gold design on top, with black heels and David Dueñas wearing a black button up dressing shirt . The event was organized by our fellow ASB Eagles, to give both, our juniors and seniors a glance of stylish designs of what to wear for prom. Towards the ending, all of the eight couples came out out walking through the pep stand runaway, with their fierce looks. All of our juniors without doubt demonstrated their wonderful trendy outfits. We’re looking forward to seeing our Eagles attending Prom 2018, a Night in Monte Carlo, wearing stunning dresses, and glowing with their accessories. While, our boy Eagles wearing wonderful polished tuxedos.