Claremont School News

From helping their teams to phenomenal years to capturing the spotlight with their standout individual performances, the Courier has recognized four athletes— two from Claremont High and two from Webb — as its fall 2023 high school athletes of the season. Courier photos/Andrew Alonzo, and courtesy of Kristina Xu

Webb’s girls volleyball team shutout Fairmont Prep at home Monday, 3-0, before Western Christian returned the favor Wednesday, shutting out the Gauls, 3-0, in Upland. The team closes out San Joaquin League play at home Friday versus Education First Academy of Pasadena. No matter the result, the Gauls will not see postseason action this year. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

by Andrew Alonzo | Claremont High School Football (0-6) South Hills blew out Claremont 41-7 in Covina on September 29. The Pack play Chino Friday at 7 p.m. The Wolfpack’s […]

Seventeen-year-old Vivian Webb School senior Jenny Wang, co-editor-in-chief of the Webb Canyon Chronicle, captain of the school’s debate team and co-ed badminton squad, and podcaster, can now add “published author” to her already bulging resume. Her first book, “Universal Faith: Conversations with 15 Religious Leaders in Southern California,” was published August 29 and is available at and Photo/by Emily Li

If there’s one spot on the Pomona College campus with which seniors Ananya Goel and Bella Pettengill are intimately familiar, it would be the Studio Art Building. So it was fitting when the two art majors were recognized there by The Rembrandt Club of Pomona College and Claremont Thursday as recipients of the Perdita Sheirich Junior Art Prize Award. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

The Webb girls golf (6-1) squad defeated West Covina, 248-317, at home September 21, then beat Pacific Christian Tuesday, 244-330, at Marshall Canyon. Vista Meridian forfeited Monday’s contest, and Samueli came by after press time Thursday. The Gauls are back at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 11 at Tarbut V’ Torah. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

by Andrew Alonzo | Claremont High School Football (0-5) Alta Loma punished Claremont, 34-14, at home September 15. The Wolfpack takes the week off before returning to action Friday, September […]

The Webb Schools announced Monday that 10 seniors were named semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Six students from Vivian Webb School — Aiperi Bush, Eleanor Hong, Emily Li, Zongying Li, Mirabel Raphael and Jiaqi Wang — as well as four from Webb School of California — Connor Keeney, Xiaojun Pan, Hanming Zeng and Zhehao Zhang — were among those listed.

Support El Roble Intermediate School’s music program at Raising Canes, 183 E. Foothill Blvd., Upland, anytime between noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. Mention El Roble when ordering and the restaurant will donate 15% of the sale to El Roble’s program. Call (909) 579-0384 for more details.

A former El Roble Intermediate School student is suing Claremont Unified School District claiming that school officials failed to protect him from repeated bullying and physical attacks from fellow students. The lawsuit was filed September 11 on behalf of the 13-year-old by his mother, alleging assault and battery, dangerous condition of public property, negligent supervision and negligent hiring, training, and retention. The plaintiff seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

Following last week’s loss to Great Oak, the Claremont High School girls tennis team beat Rancho Cucamonga 14-4 on Monday, then won 10-8 at Santiago High School on Wednesday. League play begins Tuesday, September 19 when Alta Loma drops by Claremont, followed by Glendora Thursday, September 21. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

Eduardo Acevedo recently entered his second week as the new principal at Sumner Danbury Elementary School in charge of Danbury programs. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

Elisabeth Jones recently began her 22nd year in education as the new principal of Sumner Danbury Elementary School in charge of Sumner programs, succeeding former principal Rahkiah Brown. Though she enters the academic year in a new district and as a first-time principal, she is looking forward to the challenge. Courier photo/Andrew Alonzo

Claremont High School Football (0-3): Los Osos blew out Claremont, 40-6, on September 1, for the Pack’s third straight loss of the campaign. The team looks to end its unfortunate streak at 7 p.m. Friday at Henry J. Kaiser High School in Fontana. The Pack then welcomes Alta Loma Friday, at p.m. Friday, September 15.

Claremont Courier high school sports roundup: week of September 1, 2023

Fifty-five-year-old Claremont resident Harold Sanin hopes to reinvigorate connections between the high school and the city at large in his new role as Claremont High School’s athletic director. “I’m here and I want to be able to make this place as good as possible,” said Sanin, who has lived in Claremont since 2001. “What can I do for the Little League? We used to have a Junior All-American [Football] program here, why isn’t it here anymore? My son played in that program.”

It’s going to be a year of firsts for Julie Pak. Chaparral Elementary School’s new principal has spent her entire career at Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, and this is her first year as a principal. “Claremont as a district, their core values of excellence, equity, innovation, and integrity just really spoke to me,” Pak said. “Making the leap to just even apply was easy because I felt like I could align myself to the vision and mission of this district.”