The Pearl Post

  • April 8National Day of Silence Friday, April 12

  • April 8WASC visit Monday, April 7-10

  • April 8Spring break Monday, April 15-19

DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo

Freshman+Daniel+Husany+votes+to+name+Daniel+Pearl+Magnet+High+School%27s+adopted+shark+%22Pearl%22+during+Fiesta+Friday+on+Feb.+1.+
Back to Article
Back to Article

DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo

Freshman Daniel Husany votes to name Daniel Pearl Magnet High School's adopted shark

Freshman Daniel Husany votes to name Daniel Pearl Magnet High School's adopted shark "Pearl" during Fiesta Friday on Feb. 1.

Rosa Lemus

Freshman Daniel Husany votes to name Daniel Pearl Magnet High School's adopted shark "Pearl" during Fiesta Friday on Feb. 1.

Rosa Lemus

Rosa Lemus

Freshman Daniel Husany votes to name Daniel Pearl Magnet High School's adopted shark "Pearl" during Fiesta Friday on Feb. 1.

Alexis Gutierrez

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On Feb. 4, “Pearl” was selected as the winning name for Daniel Pearl Magnet High School’s (DPMHS) newly adopted shark.

Students at DPMHS were able to vote between two name choices, “Shark McShark Face” or “Pearl”, during Fiesta Friday on Feb.1.

“I like it because I think that animals represent different strengths and the shark is a really cool mascot to have,” sophomore Maria Strake said.

Seniors Grantas Jadzevicius and Emely Felix came up with the idea to adopt an animal as a part of their leadership project. Initially, they first had the intention of adopting a penguin. However, upon further thought, they decided to adopt a shark.

They went to the World Wildlife Fund where there are packages available to adopt a variety of animals. Included in the adoption package are an adoption certificate, photo and a species card.

“We realized that we were the DPMHS sharks, so adopting a shark seemed more thematic with the school,” Jadzevicius said.

Along with purchasing the adoption rights to the shark, the school’s money was also donated to the animal organization.

“It feels pretty good because you’re helping out a noble cause,” Jadzevicius said. “You’re also bringing a school spirit type of event.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Contributors
Alexis Gutierrez, Staff Writer

Alexis Gutierrez is a senior who became a staff writer just this year. She regrets not doing it before because it is turning out to be an extremely fun...

Rosa Lemus, Photo Editor

Rosa Lemus is in 11th grade and is a Photo Editor for The Pearl Post. This is her second year in newspaper. In her spare time she likes to watch Netflix...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo

    Briefs

    Get Lit! Spits fire

  • DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo

    Briefs

    Teachers and students honor the dead in Day of the Dead festival

  • DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo

    Briefs

    Positivity flows in newly decorated bathrooms

  • DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo

    Briefs

    Journalist Tracie Savage will deliver graduation keynote address on Thursday

  • DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo

    Briefs

    Meet your 2018 valedictorians and salutatorian

  • DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo

    Briefs

    Harmful air quality from surrounding wildfires results in school suspension

  • DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo

    Briefs

    Uneaten food planned to be donated to food banks with passing of new law

  • DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo

    Briefs

    Brief: Schoology replaces Jupiter Ed as new system used by teachers

  • DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo

    Briefs

    Los Angeles School Police film in hall capturing on campus

  • Briefs

    Shortened Tuesdays come to an end

Navigate Right
The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA
DPMHS adopts baby shark doo doo doo