The Pearl Post

  • October 2Senior portraits are on Saturday, Oct. 3.
  • September 25Yom Kippur is on Monday, Sept. 28. There is no school.
  • September 17Senior Portraits and ID Photo make-up is on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Senior Paniagua receives competitive Posse Foundation scholarship

Senior Keonabelle Paniagua received the Posse Foundation scholarship, which pays for tuition for four years at certain private colleges. She plans to attend Pepperdine University and major in sports medicine.

Naamah Silcott
December 18, 2019
Filed under Features, Showcase

As seniors fill out college application after application, 17-year-old Keonabelle Paniagua revels in the news that she received the Posse Foundation, a scholarship that provides a full ride to Pepperdine University. “Excited isn’t even close to how I feel,” said senior Paniagua, who was not...

Paniagua proves hard work really does pay off

Sophomore Keona Paniagua was nominated for a $20,000 scholarship from the Warren Christopher Scholarship Fund on Feb. 12.

Rosa Lemus
March 14, 2018
Filed under Features, Showcase

Hard work often results in amazing opportunities and sophomore Keona Paniagua is yet another perfect example of this. Paniagua was nominated for a $20,000 scholarship from the Warren Christopher Scholarship Fund on Feb. 12. Each year, 10 to 15 sophomores from the entire Los Angeles Unified School District are...

Athlete of the Month: Karate Kid Keonabelle

Athlete of the Month: Karate Kid Keonabelle

Rachel Bullock
February 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As if playing two sports at Birmingham wasn’t enough, freshman Keona Paniagua is a black belt in martial arts outside of school. Paniagua has been participating in martial arts since she was three when her father enrolled her in the program. Not really having a choice to participate, she learned more ...

Alumni’s first year of college not what they expected

Alumni Christopher Sarenana is a freshman at California State University, Northridge and is continuing with distance learning. Like some of his fellow classmates, adjusting  to the new apps his college uses can be a struggle.

Nancy Medrano
October 5, 2020
Filed under Features, Showcase

  Distance learning for college students started just a few months ago, but alumni Keona Paniagua, Evan Vargas, Samuel Torres and Christopher Sarenana have faced many challenges. Paniagua was known in high school for playing varsity volleyball since her freshman year and being selected for ...

Senior athletes look back at their athletic seasons

Senior Julissa Jaco played on the girls water polo team for three years. She won a CIF championship during her last year on the team.

Dashiell Caloroso, Emily Short, Naamah Silcott, Jeffrey Vasquez, Ashley Harrison, and Nathalie Miranda
June 12, 2020
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Like many student-athletes, those at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School juggle academics and long hours of practice for their sport. Here is a look at some of the students who played on a team at Birmingham Community Charter High School at some point of their high school life. QUEEN BASKERVILLE  By Giselle Kahlil ...

Black Lives Matter protests take over LA to fight against police brutality

A Black Lives Matter protest was held in Hollywood on June 7. It's estimated that about 20,000 people attended, making it the largest protest in the LA area over the past few days.

Sara Marquez
June 9, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black Minneapolis man, has rattled the entire country and the world and fueled the Black Lives Matter movement to protest against police brutality. “I can’t breathe,” Floyd said in his last moments of life on May 25 as police officer Derek Chauvin had his...

Club Corner: Help out the community by joining Interact Club

Freshman Naamah Silcott digs a space for flowers to be planted as part of Sparkle Saturday on Nov. 9.

Marjina Haque
November 20, 2019
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After nearly a decade of community outreach and volunteering, Interact Club has rooted itself as an integral part of campus life. “It’s something that has been here for so long and it’s been great being a part of that,” said Karen Ticas, club president and senior. “Speaking about upcomin...

Athlete of the Month: Silcott spikes her way to varsity

Freshman Naamah Silcott prepares to hit the ball in a game against Chatsworth Charter High School on Sept. 26.

Marjina Haque
October 10, 2019
Filed under Multi-Media, Showcase, Sports

In her first year on the Birmingham Community Charter High School girls’ volleyball team, freshman Naamah Silcott is already a middle blocker on varsity and she’s only getting started.  Silcott originally started playing volleyball in elementary school as a way to pass time, but her athletic ability w...

Four juniors gain leadership skills at RYLA

Juniors Kim de Dios, Keona Paniagua, Alyanna Ahorro  and Lucianne Lejarde attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards from April 26-28.

Mahali Sanchez
May 7, 2019
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Putting themselves out there to reach high goals paid off as four juniors were given the opportunity to participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). High School juniors that are a part of Rotary Clubs are invited to apply to RYLA and participate in this weekend-long leadership progr...

Girls varsity basketball shoots into action

Freshman Janna Holley playing against Mira Costa High School on Nov. 28

Martin Garcia
December 7, 2018
Filed under Showcase, Sports

If you asked people about the basketball team at school, some might ask back ‘we have one?’. But for the Lady Patriots of Birmingham Community Charter High School’s (BCCHS) girls varsity basketball team though, that’s fine.   “The girls from Birmingham are so welcoming and accepting for us,” ...

Girls volleyball spikes to victory in city finals

BCCHS's Lady Patroits became city champions on Nov. 3 by beating Granada Hills High School.

Alexis Gutierrez
November 15, 2018
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Birmingham Charter High School girls varsity volleyball team ended the season with a loss in the final game but they made up for it by winning playoffs, becoming city champions and advancing into state playoffs. The first step to breaking a playoff loss streak was to win the first game again...

Club Corner: Tag along and learn Tagalog

Filipino club president Keona Paniagua invites students to learn about Filipino culture.  Meetings take place every other Wednesday in room 15.

Tylin Jarrett
October 16, 2018
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Juniors Lucianne Lejarde and Keona Paniagua created Filipino Club as a way to spread their knowledge of the Filipino culture. “Filipino Club is special for me personally because, for the first time, I have the opportunity to really connect to my Filipino roots and share with others,” Paniagua ...

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