Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Daily Pilot HomeCollectionsOrange County High School
IN THE NEWS

Orange County High School

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | January 25, 2011
COSTA MESA — Six students from the Orange County High School of the Arts were treated to a surprise encounter Tuesday afternoon with internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang. It was more than a mere handshake. The Chinese musician — who just last week played in the White House for President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao — answered questions and even tickled the ivory and ebony keys with one of the students from the Santa Ana school. It was all part of his visit to Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where he was to perform that night with the Pacific Symphony in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
NEWS
August 30, 2003
Newport Coast residents John and Sandra Daniels have endowed a music program at the Orange County High School of the Arts named in honor of world-renowned conductor Frederick Fennell, a world-renowned conductor. The donation from the Daniels' family will support the wind ensemble program at the local private high school. Fennell is regarded as one of the preeminent figures of the wind ensemble movement in America. Appropriately, the musical endowment will be named the Frederick Fennell Winds Studies Program in Residence at the Orange County High School of the Arts.
NEWS
September 25, 2002
39, Costa Mesa... Co-chair for the past two years of Children's Hospital of Orange County Follies... Member of the Foundation Board for the Orange County High School of the Arts... On the Board of Directors for the Orange County Performing Arts Center... Says being a "fund-raiser" is more than just paying "your dues." It's "being an ambassador in the community for the organization with which you lend your name"... Just finishing up her involvement with the "Festival of Children" at South Coast Plaza, an idea she came up with that presents the artistic works (including performance arts)
NEWS
April 27, 2002
A grand opening for the new Champagne French Bakery Cafe at South Coast Plaza will not only feature pastries and finger foods, but also a show of arts from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Students from the Orange County High School of the Arts will perform and display artwork for the opening. When the first Champagne French Bakery Cafe was formed 15 years ago, the high school also began its presence in Orange County. The grand opening will include prizes and a portion of The Miss Meringue Great American Scoop-Off Recipe Contest.
NEWS
October 25, 2003
Marisa O'Neil When Laurie Kotas' children set their sights on attending the Orange County High School of the Arts, they had two major obstacles to overcome -- the audition and a 350-mile commute. After her son Cory, 15, and daughter Bree, 16, passed their auditions to enter the school's music and theater program last year, Kotas packed up the kids and moved to Newport Beach. Now her husband, Paul, commutes between Newport on the weekends and Phoenix, Ariz.
FEATURES
By B.W. COOK | April 5, 2008
An astounding $1,060,000 was raised March 15 benefiting the Orange County High School of the Arts. The 2008 gala, “A Night At The Copacabana,” was headlined by major sponsors Ambassador George Argyros and his wife, Julia, of Newport Beach. A lively and generous crowd of more than 600 friends and family members converged upon the Hyatt Regency Irvine for the black-tie affair. Each year, the school must raise in excess of $4 million to support its arts education programs.
NEWS
October 12, 1999
Jessica Garrison NEWPORT-MESA -- The nationally recognized Orange County High School of the Arts, which is being forced to leave its Los Alamitos campus, may be moving to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. "It's definitely on top of the list," Ralph Opacic, principal of the High School of the Arts, said of the possible move to Newport-Mesa. Opacic, who said the move could take place as soon as next fall, added that his 500-student school is also considering sites in Santa Ana. The 12-year-old school, which last year was one of only eight schools nationwide recognized for arts education by the National Endowment for the Arts, must leave its current location because of a conflict between the city of Los Alamitos and the Los Alamitos Unified School District.
NEWS
August 14, 2004
Dignan -- Peach Molly Dignan of Costa Mesa, daughter of Jack and Deborah Dignan of Costa Mesa, announced her engagement to Brian Peach of Newport Beach. The bride-elect graduated from the Orange County High School of the Arts and from Chapman University in Orange. The future bridegroom, son of James and Judy Peach of Yucaipa, graduated from Oceanview High School in Westminster and from the University of California, Riverside. The couple will marry in September in Newport Beach.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alan Blank | April 10, 2008
After counting all of the votes, Caleigh Wells of Newport Beach has been crowned Daily Pilot Idol. With 169 votes, the 12-year-old bested Nicoli Pittman by 67 votes in the karaoke-style singing competition. The competition pitted contestants from the Newport-Mesa area against each other to see who could garner the most votes on DailyPilot.com . “I’m so happy for all the support that I have from my family,” Caleigh said. Caleigh started singing at 9 and has been practicing for three years since.
NEWS
April 14, 2005
B.W. COOK The Orange County High School of the Arts raised nearly $500,000 at its recent annual gala, titled "A Tribute to the Movies." More than 500 local patrons converged upon the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa for a Saturday-night, black-tie soiree that raised funds to support the school's arts-education programs. In addition, $50,000 was earmarked to support the school's Artists Scholar Sponsorship Program, which provides financial assistance to deserving students.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Larry Gordon and Jason Song | February 10, 2014
The recent expulsions of 11 students from an Orange County high school because of a cheating scandal appeared to be a forceful stand against academic dishonesty. But that discipline also has focused attention on the murkier questions about whether, and how, colleges should be informed about applicants' histories of misbehavior. College admissions officials say the expelled students and others in similar situations should come clean quickly to schools they've applied to, and they should be prepared for the consequences, including the possibility of having acceptance letters revoked.
Advertisement
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 1, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH — Dan Thomassen joked that he never played in the Dave Mohs Memorial Orange County High School Volleyball match because he wasn't quite at that level in high school. But he coached in it for the second time on Friday. Thomassen came back to his alma mater, Newport Harbor High. A former Sailor joined him on the bench. He and Marissa Booker coached the South girls' team against the North. Booker made her coaching debut in the match featuring the best seniors in the county.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | January 25, 2011
COSTA MESA — Six students from the Orange County High School of the Arts were treated to a surprise encounter Tuesday afternoon with internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang. It was more than a mere handshake. The Chinese musician — who just last week played in the White House for President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao — answered questions and even tickled the ivory and ebony keys with one of the students from the Santa Ana school. It was all part of his visit to Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where he was to perform that night with the Pacific Symphony in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | April 1, 2010
When Orange County native Teanna Berry was young, she was inspired to be an actress by Camelia Martin, who originated the role of Peaches in the Broadway production of “Hairspray.” Now Berry is touring the country in that role. She and “Hairspray” debut at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on April 6. Berry hasn’t performed on the Arts Center stage since she attended the prestigious Orange County High School of the Arts, from where she graduated in 2003.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alan Blank | April 10, 2008
After counting all of the votes, Caleigh Wells of Newport Beach has been crowned Daily Pilot Idol. With 169 votes, the 12-year-old bested Nicoli Pittman by 67 votes in the karaoke-style singing competition. The competition pitted contestants from the Newport-Mesa area against each other to see who could garner the most votes on DailyPilot.com . “I’m so happy for all the support that I have from my family,” Caleigh said. Caleigh started singing at 9 and has been practicing for three years since.
FEATURES
By B.W. COOK | April 5, 2008
An astounding $1,060,000 was raised March 15 benefiting the Orange County High School of the Arts. The 2008 gala, “A Night At The Copacabana,” was headlined by major sponsors Ambassador George Argyros and his wife, Julia, of Newport Beach. A lively and generous crowd of more than 600 friends and family members converged upon the Hyatt Regency Irvine for the black-tie affair. Each year, the school must raise in excess of $4 million to support its arts education programs.
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | July 29, 2005
Forty-one young vocalists slide across the stage, some carrying colorful puppets, trying their best to avoid the performer's ultimate nightmare: being upstaged. Every few minutes, the cast is stopped mid-song by Andrew Nienaber, an assistant director at Opera Pacific charged with staging this special performance. "Can you be two steps down? You're blocking people," he yells to one cast member. "Bring the puppet's head forward so you aren't hiding your face," he barks to another.
NEWS
April 14, 2005
B.W. COOK The Orange County High School of the Arts raised nearly $500,000 at its recent annual gala, titled "A Tribute to the Movies." More than 500 local patrons converged upon the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa for a Saturday-night, black-tie soiree that raised funds to support the school's arts-education programs. In addition, $50,000 was earmarked to support the school's Artists Scholar Sponsorship Program, which provides financial assistance to deserving students.
NEWS
August 14, 2004
Dignan -- Peach Molly Dignan of Costa Mesa, daughter of Jack and Deborah Dignan of Costa Mesa, announced her engagement to Brian Peach of Newport Beach. The bride-elect graduated from the Orange County High School of the Arts and from Chapman University in Orange. The future bridegroom, son of James and Judy Peach of Yucaipa, graduated from Oceanview High School in Westminster and from the University of California, Riverside. The couple will marry in September in Newport Beach.
NEWS
October 25, 2003
Marisa O'Neil When Laurie Kotas' children set their sights on attending the Orange County High School of the Arts, they had two major obstacles to overcome -- the audition and a 350-mile commute. After her son Cory, 15, and daughter Bree, 16, passed their auditions to enter the school's music and theater program last year, Kotas packed up the kids and moved to Newport Beach. Now her husband, Paul, commutes between Newport on the weekends and Phoenix, Ariz.
Daily Pilot Articles Daily Pilot Articles
|