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Mar 18, 2023

NMUSD Spyder Lab at Back Bay High SchoolBack Bay Higher College senior Davian Gonzalez proudly shows a T-shirt he made in the campus’ Spyder Lab. (Courtesy of Spectrum News 1)

There was a time when Back Bay Higher College senior Davian Gonzalez didn’t appear forward to going to college or arranging for college, but that changed as soon as he stepped foot into the Spyder Lab on campus.

This college year, the Newport-Mesa Unified College District unveiled the system as component of its Company Management Profession Technical Education pathway, which capabilities skilled machines for embroidering, engraving, cutting, sublimation and additional.

“Students come out of right here with true-planet encounter,” mentioned teacher Jason Kovac. “They’re not only receiving soft expertise that will be transferrable to a small business atmosphere, but they’re also gaining technical expertise.”

In this year-lengthy class, students serve as sales representatives, workplace managers and inventive directors.

Student Davian proudly showed Spectrum News 1 reporter Jo Kwon a T-shirt he made for the district’s football league.

“It’s so cool to see people today wearing this shirt on campus,” mentioned Davian. “They do not know who created it, but I do.”

Right here are the other stories we’ve been following this week: 


  • Sylvia Mendez, a central figure in the landmark Mendez v. Westminster case, shared her family’s story with students who have faced obstacles of their personal.
  • An alumna of Ensign Intermediate College is returning to the campus she attended almost 4 decades ago soon after she was contracted to paint seven murals on the internet site.

(Courtesy of Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified College District)

  • Wrapping an thrilling season for the self-proclaimed “underdog” squad from Huntington Beach, the Marina Higher girls’ basketball group fell to Angels Camp Bret Harte 62-39 in the CIF State Division V final.
  • The Laguna Beach Unified College District has equipped its schools with naloxone, a lifesaving medication that operates to reverse the effects of overdoses and poisonings connected to fentanyl, heroin and prescription opioid use. The district also educated nurses on how to safely administer the drug.

Loara High alum Lauren Lappin(Courtesy of KCAL News)

  • Medal-winning Olympian and existing Arizona Wildcats assistant coach Lauren Lappin’s quantity will be retired at her alma mater, Loara Higher in the Anaheim Union Higher College District.

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