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By Chris Wiebe | July 5, 2006
BURBANK ? To conclude the celebration of its 50th anniversary in Burbank, the faculty and staff at Providence High School delivered its 50th box of donated food to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center last week. The effort was a part of Providence's modern-day "jubilee," which is a biblical event in which farmers would not harvest a portion of their crop, instead making it available for the poor, said Allison Knowles, alumni and media-relations representative for Providence. The faculty and staff brought nonperishable foods and canned goods throughout the school year, delivering what was collected to the aid center box by box. "We decided our anniversary celebration is not just all about us," Knowles said.
By Tania Chatila | June 7, 2006
LOS ANGELES ? Relatives and friends of Providence High School's graduating class of 2006 saw growth in the students on Saturday,commencement speaker student Corwin Sanchez said. "One man, like Christ, is made of many parts?. On a crisp September morning last year, the many parts [of this graduating class] came together for the first time," Sanchez told his fellow graduating seniors. He stood before a crowd of more than 500 that packed the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Saturday afternoon for the Burbank school's commencement ceremony.
By By Vince Lovato | December 21, 2005
BURBANK -- The Sisters of Providence started a good habit in the west about 150 years ago. Mother Emilie Gamelin founded Sisters of Providence in Montreal in 1843 and sent Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart -- whose birth name was Esther Pariseau -- to Spokane, Wash., in 1856 to start a western outreach. Since Dec. 8, 1856, the Sisters of Providence have been busy opening churches, health care facilities, schools and other public-services. It was just a matter of time before they got to Burbank.
June 8, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Pausing to smile for pictures, fiddling with her cords and medals, Providence High School senior Maylia Rondin was concerned about only one thing. "I'm nervous about tripping," 18-year-old Rondin said. "But I'm excited. I never imagined this day -- I never thought this day would come. I will miss Providence so much because it was such a huge part of my life." Donning emerald green caps and gowns and a variety of honors sashes, cords, pins and medals, 129 students graduated from Providence High School on Saturday.
March 19, 2005
Providence High School hosted its fourth annual "Promise for the Future Gala" and 50th anniversary celebration on March 12 at the Lakeside Golf Club. Jack O'Neill, vice president of NBC Universal, received the school's highest accolade, the Pioneer Award, for his dedication to serving others through such organizations as Burbank Boys & Girls Club, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and others. Sister Lucille Dean, principal, who has announced her retirement after serving Providence High School for 25 years, also received a special award for her dedication to the education of young people and service to the community.
March 12, 2005
High school faculty to take on L.A. Breakers John Burroughs High School Cheer Squad hosts an evening of competition as the high school faculty takes on the Los Angeles Breakers, professional dwarf basketball players. The activity is a fundraiser for the cheerleading squad and starts at 7 p.m. March 18 Friday in the gym, 1920 W. Clark Ave. Pizza, popcorn and refreshments will be for sale. Tickets are $6. For more information, call (818) 558-4777.
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.
November 13, 2004
Joyce Rudolph For her 50-year dedication to education, Zonta Club of Burbank Area paid tribute to Sister Lucille Dean as the 2004 Burbank Woman of the Year during a luncheon Nov. 6 at The Castaway. She joined the Sisters of Providence Order in 1953 and has been involved in education in Burbank since 1955 when she accepted her first teaching position at St. Finbar School. She has spent a total of 25 years at Providence High School, 18 of those as principal.
September 18, 2004
Lucille Dean chosen Woman of the Year RANCHO DISTRICT -- Sister Lucille Dean, retiring principal of Providence High School, has been named Woman of the Year by the Zonta Club of Burbank Area. She has been involved in education in Burbank since 1955 when she accepted her first teaching position at St. Finbar School. Since then, she has spent 25 years at Providence High School, 18 of them as principal. Under her leadership, the school has been designated a National Blue Ribbon school.
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.
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