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Claremont School News

Avery Pringle, a sixth grader at Sycamore Elementary School, covers up graffiti on her mural Monday at her school. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

Benjamin Schulz, seen right in 2022, set a new state record in the paralympic 400-meter dash — 1:00.36 — at Sunday’s CIF-State Track and Field in Clovis. He also took second in the 200, 26.8, and was third in shot put at 9.84 meters. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team won its second straight national title on May 17, defeating the University of Chicago, 5-3, at the NCAA Division III national team tournament at the United States Tennis Association’s National Campus in Florida.

Honors for the Courier’s athletes of the spring 2023 season go to Claremont High School senior boys swim captain Roman Savage, CHS junior track and field runner L’Mio Edwards, Webb freshman single tennis player Morgan Qiu, and Gauls freshman track and field runner Nicole Samson.

The Laemmle Claremont 5 Theatre hosted a special screening of 22 short films and public service announcements by Claremont High School’s advanced placement video production and broadcast journalism courses on Wednesday.

Pomona-Pitzer’s Angie Zhou, a Pomona College sophomore, claimed the 2023 NCAA Division III singles championship in women’s tennis May 22 after winning 6-2, 6-2 against Babson College sophomore Olivia Soffer at the United States Tennis Association’s National Campus in Florida. View Zhou’s bracket at

The Webb Schools, boys tennis: Webb singles player Morgan Qiu (San Joaquin League champion) bested West Covina’s Valle Vista League runner-up Johnny Su in a grueling first round match, 6-3, 4-6, 12-10. He then took down Andrew Cisneros of Summit (Sunkist League runner-up), 7-5, 6-2, in the second round. Diamond Bar’s Hacienda League champion Solon Chi Chit Au then ended Morgan’s run in the third round, 6-1, 6-0.

The Pomona-Pitzer womens water polo team repeated as USA Water Polo Division III National Champions, sinking Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 14-13 in overtime May 7 at Augustana College’s Anne Greve Lund Natatorium in Illinois.

Pitzer College will again offer its long-running summer enrichment program Project Think to pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students.

Claremont Graduate University cut the ribbon for its new Yuhaaviatam Center for Health Studies last week.

Nasira Bilqis Watts, a Pomona College graduate and senior class speaker, is all smiles with her family during the May 14 the college’s commencement ceremony. Watts graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English. See more photos from the more college graduations. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

Claremont Courier high school sports roundup: May 12, 2023

Generations bond as granddaughter, grandmother team up for “philosophy of feminism” class at Scripps College.

Former Claremont Unified School District Board of Education President Steven Llanusa has pled not guilty to three misdemeanor counts stemming from a holiday party at his residence in December.

It was a busy weekend in Claremont, including prep work for May 13 and 14 graduation ceremonies at the Colleges, a Claremont-Mudd-Scripps/Pomona-Pitzer softball doubleheader, and local students taking part in Claremont Lewis Museum of Art’s ARTstART program. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Pitzer Professor of Sociology Alicia Bonaparte was one of the organizers of the Midwifery Is Public Health conference at Pitzer College. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo