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June 12, 2018 > New Haven Unified updates

New Haven Unified updates

Submitted By New Haven Unified School District

The NIETOC (National Individual Events Tournament of Champions) took place the weekend of May 12 in Denver. Logan participants had tremendous success placing Top 5 in the nation as a team. In addition, 11 of 12 entries made it to Top 60, and Logan senior, Taylor Turner was awarded National Champion in Dramatic Interpretation.

Logan also sent a team to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Catholic Forensics League Grand National Tournament over Memorial Day weekend, where Turner took first place in Dramatic Performance and LoganÕs team of Akram Nour and Timothy Oldham took 6th in Duo Interpretation.

Finally, Logan will send a team to Ft. Lauderdale to compete in the National Speech & Debate Association tournament June 17-22, which is LoganÕs final competition for the academic year.


James Logan High School athletes had an incredible year this year. In total, the teams won nine Varsity MVAL (Mission Valley Athletic League) Championships and had another five teams finish in second. The first-place finishers were: Boys Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Wrestling, Girls Soccer, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Softball, Boys Track and Field, and Girls Track and Field.

The combined results of all athletic teams once again won Logan High School both the Robert F. Vares Varsity Cup and the Jim Sperou All Sports Championship. These two trophies are awarded to the MVAL school with the best Varsity results and the best combined (all levels) results.

¥ Seventeen of LoganÕs 23 sports teams qualified for and represented James Logan in their respective NCS post season tournaments.
¥ Girls Volleyball team made the NCS Finals, finishing 2nd and went on to win the NorCal Region Division 1 championship. Ultimately, they finished 2nd in Division 1 for the State of California.
¥ Junior Wrestler Romeo McNeal placed 2nd in his weight class at the NCS meet.
¥ Senior Wrestler Aaron Perez finished 7th overall in the State Wrestling meet. In a few short weeks he will compete against international competition at the Junior World Invitational.
¥ Junior Wrestler Devin Garcia recently won the state Greco-Roman wrestling meet and will be traveling to compete at Nationals.
¥ Boys and Girls Track and Field both won their NCS Bayshore Area Meet at Logan.
¥ Girls Wrestling team finished as the 6th best team in the entire state. Both Lizzette Rodriguez and Emily Sandoval finished in 2nd place for the whole of the state in their weight class.
¥ Cross Country runner Sage Bringas qualified and ran at the state cross country meet.
¥ At our first, of what will now be an annual event, College Signing night we had 14 athletes sign either partial or full scholarships to attend college and compete at the next level.
¥ Boys Tennis player Kobe Tran finished in 4th for NCS
¥ Badminton player Tony Zhou will be traveling to Brazil this summer to represent the US in the Junior Pan-American games.
¥ Tony Zhou and his mixed doubles partner, Jessica Fan, won the NCS mixed doubles championship.
¥ Cheerleading qualified for their National event in Anaheim in their first regional of the year and upon competing in that competition in January brought home the first trophy in years for that program.
¥ Kobe Tran and Aaron Perez were awarded with the Male Outstanding Athletes of the Year.
¥ Hannah Sophia-Hall and Emily Sandoval were awarded the Female outstanding Athletes of the Year.
¥ Lawrence Lee was awarded the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.
¥ Kathryn Kelly and Vanessa Mejia were awarded the female Scholar Athletes of the Year.

Academically, Logan athletes also excelled. Logan athletes compiled a 3.18 overall GPA. This represents 1,154 grade reports of GPA for the year. Girls Varsity Tennis had the best team GPA of any of our sports, earning themselves a 3.70 GPA.

At the recent 100th annual California State Track and Field meet James Logan senior Hannah Sophia-Hall placed 2nd in the Discus event and 4th in the shot put. Her results earned Logan Girls Track and Field an 11th place finish overall at the state meet.


Alameda County Library is offering two special programs this summer. The Summer Reading Game from June 11 to August 31, 2018 and Fine Forgiveness from June 1 to July 31, 2018. The goals of these programs are to encourage reading over the summer and to welcome back library patrons who have lost their borrowing privileges due to outstanding fines. Additionally, the Union City Library is providing volunteer opportunities for students entering 5th through 8th grade to help the public play the Summer Reading Game (

This yearÕs summer reading program Reading Takes You Everywhere runs from June 11 to August 31, 2018 and offers games for Pre-readers, Kids, Teens, and Adults. As you know, children who read over the summer return to school better equipped to continue with their studies.

In addition to the Summer Reading Game, the library is also offering a Fine Forgiveness program from June 1 to July 31, 2018. During this two-month period, the Library will remove late fees on all overdue items that are returned, regardless of how long overdue. We hope to reconnect with thousands of children and teens who have lost their borrowing privileges due to outstanding fines.

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