Weekend Hikes and Camping

Faculty member, Mr. Charles Herbst coordinates the weekend hikes and camping trips at the San Marino Campus. This year the students have gone to Bear Canyon, which is located only a few miles away and is filled with waterfalls, small cascades, lovely pools, wooded stream side trail and deep canyons.

Students hiking through Bear Canyon

With the warm weather in December the students went to "The Bridge to Nowhere," a never-used highway bridge. It was part of a highway project abandoned in the 1930's due to flooding washing out most of the highway leading to the bridge. It is located up Highway 39 north of Azusa.

The first camping trip of the year was a 3 day/2 night backpack extravaganza up the Palm Spring Aerial Tram, then hiking into the San Jacinto Wilderness 3 miles to camp in Round Valley. On Saturday we summited Mt. San Jacinto (elevation 10,800 feet). Sunday we drove home.


A big congratulations goes out to our Boys' Varsity Basketball team, they are on their way to CIF!!! High five to to Charlie, Troy, Demetry, Jesse, Wade, Michael, Ryohei, Michael Chen, Shawn Cai, Masato, Makino, Gaia, Paul, Kyle Pan, Henry Takahashi, Ricky Chu and Peter. A big cheer to the coaches, A.J. Cabalu and Sergio Gonzalez. The managerial staff of Jason Shen, Vivien, Rainbow, Aveline, Flora, Debbie and Linsy also deserve a mention. Personally, I think the day-glo sneakers is their secret weapon.

Come cheer our team on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14.

"Mini-Choir" performance in the Veronda House.

Here are some photos from the "Mini-Choir" performance in the Veronda House. Singers, My Chung, Sofia Huh and Daisy Barrios were accompanied by Zach Egan-Popelka and Hunter Lupien on guitar and Ryan Wu on piano. They sang a few American classics such as, "Fools Rush In", "Over the Rainbow", "I Put a Spell on You" and "You Really Got a Hold on Me". It was also Sports Day at Southwestern Academy (that is why the students have on their favorite sport's team shirts).

Hunter Lupien on guitar and My Chung, Daisy Barrios and Sofia Huh.

Daisy Barrios and Zach Egan-Popelka on guitar performing "Fools Rush In".

Hunter Lupien on guitar and My Chung and Daisy Barrios perform "I put a Spell on You".

The Southwestern Sun Boys' Varsity Basketball Team is on a Winning Streak!!

Our Boys' Basketball Team is playing strong this year with their third win in a row, against New Harvest Christian and Mesrobian.  This week they play Waverly and Calvary Baptist. 
Our Girls' Basketball team have a strong defense. Carolin Renner and Nancy Ruiz scoring most of the points. They are still working on their first win. If you are in the area, please come out and join us at the games and cheer our teams to victory! 

For the game's dates, locations and scores, please call 626. 799.5010 ex. 9 or for score information check online at Maxpreps.com.

The Boys' Varsity team scores a basket against Mesrobian.

The Girls' Varsity Basketball team on defense against New Harvest Christian.

Our Carolin Renner scores against New Harvest Christian.