October 15, 2003
Molly Shore The sight of blood doesn't make Ashlei Limbaga queasy. The 16-year-old Providence High School junior was a blood donor Tuesday at the school's semi-annual American Red Cross blood drive. "It's something I've never done before," the Burbank girl said. "When they explained to us that there's a shortage, I was interested in giving blood. It's not hurting me, but it might save the life of someone else." Providence Principal Sister Lucille Dean was happy to see students, as well as community members, donate blood.
June 7, 2009
HOLLYWOOD HILLS — Providence High School senior speaker Alexia Townsend and her 151 classmates got their diplomas Saturday at a peculiar place that had spooked her parents, she said. “They would have slept here to get good seats, but they didn’t because it’s a graveyard,” she said. But the solemn surroundings outside the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills weren’t without meaning, she said. “Graves quite literally leave their mark on the world,” she said, explaining that her experience at Providence had left its mark on her and her peers.
October 3, 2001
Gary Moskowitz LOS ANGELES -- Aram Nadjarian is afraid politics are getting in the way of addressing the issue of terrorism. Nadjarian was one of 16 Providence High School students to share his opinions in the taping of "The Day It All Changed," an open forum for area youth to discuss the Sept. 11 terrorist acts. "I've been asked if I'm willing to give up all of my freedoms for this cause," said Nadjarian, 17, a senior at Providence. "I say no. We can't automatically drop our civil liberties, because that's what the terrorists want."
March 9, 2005
Rosette Gonzales Each weighed down with a medal, marathoners gobbled up pizza and savored Sunday's victory. They were sore but proud. Though they are teenagers, students from Providence High School took part in a lifetime's accomplishment when they ran the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday with teacher Mercedes Parodi. Parodi, a Spanish instructor at the high school, has coached and run with Providence students for the past 16 years as part of Students Run Los Angeles, a youth organization that challenges students to train and complete the marathon, a 26.2-mile distance.
June 4, 2003
Molly Shore Instead of buying a home, Maria and Leo Ramirez invested their money in their children's education. On Saturday, mother and father beamed with pride as Joshua, the youngest of four children and a National Honor Society member, graduated magna cum laude from Providence High School. Joshua was among 137 seniors who participated in the private school's commencement exercises inside Liberty Hall at Forest Lawn Hollywood. "He's the only one who had the opportunity to go to Providence," said Maria Ramirez, who also helped put three daughters through college.
August 21, 2012
Three long awaited science labs were celebrated in a prayer service Monday at Providence High School, officially capping off eight years of work on the $3.2-million project. The state-of-the-art laboratories for chemistry, biology and physics classes were just an idea in 2004. It was a lot of “planning, prodding and praying,” said Head of School Joe Sciuto. Fundraising began in 2007, and by December 2011, construction broke ground. Seeing the project from genesis to fruition was overwhelming for some, including Cathy Boucher, director of operations at Providence.
January 9, 2012
PROVIDENCE HIGH—Rivals Bellarmine-Jefferson High and Providence took the court in the final game of an all-day tournament benefiting a good cause Saturday at Providence High School. The game proved worthy of main-event status, as the Guards and the Pioneers ended a successful day that raised $850 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with a thrilling see-saw battle — something that ought to be expected any time the two private schools face each other. In the end, the host Pioneers, led by Marcus Lovett Jr., edged the Guards, 77-71, in a high-scoring affair that featured four lead changes.
June 9, 2010
A s a truck driver, Carlos Trigueros said he works 17 hours a day, six days a week, and even moved closer to Burbank so his children wouldn't have to commute so far to and from Providence High School. Watching his daughter Karla graduate Saturday at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn was worth the sacrifice, he said. "I'm happy if my daughter is happy," he said. "We want to make a difference and bring good in the world, and that's why we put our kids in this school, so they could be better people."
January 22, 2013
Eloise Klein Healy made history as the first poet laureate of Los Angeles, but her own story starts decades ago, when as teacher in Burbank, she set out on path of repeated rejection and, eventually, validation. Appointed in December by L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Healy is now leading a new conversation on poetry in City of Angels - her position is long way from where she started as a freshman at Providence High School in 1957. “It's totally amazing,” she said. “I'm 69 years old. All of a sudden somebody pays attention to what I'm doing.” In high school, Healy played basketball and competed in the Burbank Ponytail softball league with her team, “The Pixies.” At age 21, she began teaching, and in the early 1970s, she lived for a few years on Pepper Street in Burbank, writing six days a week.