Pacific Academy: Media & Events
Media & Events
Media & Events
Class of 2021 Graduation
5-Star Basketball Recruit Makur Maker Commits to Howard University
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5-Star Basketball Recruit Makur Maker Commits to Howard University
Congratulations to Pacific Academy Class of 2020 graduate, Makur Maker who has committed to play basketball at prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C. Makur, a five-star basketball recruit and ranked #16 by ESPN this year, is the highest ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University. Foregoing April's NBA draft and college powerhouses such as UCLA and Kentucky, Makur recently wrote on Twitter: “I need to make the HBCU movement real so that others will follow."
Kendra Lee that has been recognized as a member of the 2019 AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team
Congratulations to PA student Kendra Lee that has been recognized as a member of the 2019 AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team.
Twenty-four of the nation’s brightest minds and best junior golfers were named to the 2019 AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team, the American Junior Golf Association announced on October 10. Created in 1988, the team consists of 12 young men and 12 young women who demonstrate the ability to excel not only on the golf course, but also in the classroom and in the community.
Good job, Kendra!!!
Charlotte Ding climbed Mt. Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain in the world!!!!!
On September 26, 2019, Pacific Academy Irvine student Charlotte Ding climbed Mt. Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain in the world, reaching 8,009 meters in elevation. Although she did not reach the summit due to poor weather and the threat of avalanche, by reaching over 8000 meters, Charlotte both broke her own record and qualified to climb Mt. Everest ~ at 8,848 meters, the highest mountain in the world.
The remarkable feat occurred in Tibet China, where Charlotte has since returned to base camp Lhasa, and then descended to sea level to rest and recover.
We are so proud of you Charlotte!!!👍👍👍
Rose Zhang won the Group Championship on behalf of Team USA in the 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games in Lima
More good news continues to come! Last Sunday Rose Zhang, a junior at the Pacific Academy in Irvine, won the Group Championship on behalf of Team USA in the 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games (Pan Am) in Lima, Peru, helping Team USA gain another gold medal on the last day of the 2019 Pan Am.
Rose not only performed well in her individual competition, but she is also the youngest golfer among Team USA. At the age of 16, Rose, a highly skilled player with excellent academic performance, has been orally accepted by Stanford University.
Ethan Sun, a recent graduate from Pacific Academy, also won a gold medal in the Taekwondo Mixed Teams Freestyle as well as the fourth place in the Taekwondo Mixed Pairs Poomsae for Team USA in 2019 Pan Am a few days ago!
Rose is one of the only five amateurs to make the cut at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open, and she is the #1 ranked female junior golfer in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The recent rankings and honors that Rose gained include;
· Currently ranked No. 1 nationally for girl's junior golf players 19 years-old and under
· Currently ranked No. 15 internationally by World Amateur Golf Ranking
· Top finishes since 2018: 1st place 2019 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, 1st place ANA Junior Inspiration 2018, 1st place Swinging Skirts AJGA 2018, 1st place, The PING Invitational 2018; 2nd place U.S. Women's Open - Amateur 2019, Thunderbird International Junior 2019, Girl’s Junior PGA Championship 2018; 3rd place ANA Junior Inspiration 2019; T17th place Augusta National Women's Amateur 2019
· Represented Team USA and won the Junior Ryder Cup 2018; Represented the West Team and won the Wyndham Cup 2018; Represented Team USA and won the Team's 3rd place at 2019 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup
Congratulations to Team USA, and congratulations to Rose!
PA alumni won the championship at the 2019 Pan American Games
USA Taekwondo Team won the championship at the 2019 Pan American Games. Among the 5 Team USA members, 2 of them were Pacific Academy alumni.
Pacific Academy's mission is to give our students the opportunity to develop their talents to the highest level while achieve academic excellence. PA help many top athletes, musicians, and artists achieve their dreams. We are very proud to see our students' achievements!
Rose Zhang who has verbally committed to Stanford University!
Congratulations to Pacific Academy 10th grade student Rose Zhang who has verbally committed to Stanford University!
Rose is currently ranked No. 1 in the U.S. girls golf 19 years old and under. Rose has been ranked AJGA National No. 1 in girls golf since she was 12 years old. She was invited to compete in the 2019 Inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur Competition, and represented the United States in the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup. Rose was able to reach an extraordinary level of success and accomplishment in golf, and with the support of PA, Rose was also able to maintain a level of academic excellence with a GPA of 4.5. 👍👍👍
Allison To has been accepted to Stanford University, Cornell, USC and full scholarships from UCLA!
The best NEWS from Pacific Academy! Congratulations to our student Allison To who has been accepted to Stanford University, Cornell, USC and full scholarships from UCLA!!!! OMG We are so proud of you Allison!
National Honor Society students volunteered at the Jessie Rees Foundation
On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 20, National Honor Society students volunteered at the Jessie Rees Foundation in Irvine. The Foundation's motto is NEGU (Never Ever Give Up). The organization brings happiness to kids fighting cancer in the hospital by delivering "Joy Jars" full of toys, games, stuffed animals, and other items the kids may need, such as a beanie. Yesterday, students stuffed jars for 1 to 3-year- old children. The students did a great job!!
AP Biology Field Trip to UC Riverside
On Saturday, March 16th, Mr. Rutti took the AP Biology students to UC Riverside for a genetics program called "The Dynamic Genome." Pacific Academy students worked alongside UCR students in a research lab, learning the most modern lab techniques applied in genetics today. Students extracted their own DNA, made of copies through a technique called PCR, and then used gel electrophoresis to visually display specific genes they may, or may not have. Not only did students learn about genetics in a personal way, but they got to experience how basic level research is carried out in professional field. It was truly a fun time!
Linda has been accepted to Johns Hopkins University!!
Congratulations to our student Linda who has been accepted to Johns Hopkins University!! 👍We are so proud of you Linda!!!
Elaine Chi and Aaron To awarded First Place in the Senior Ensemble Category
Congratulations to Elaine Chi, principal viola, and Aaron To, concertmaster, who were awarded First Place in the Senior Ensemble Category of the VOCE Branch-level competition. Aaron To received another award that same evening by placing 1st in VOCE Solo Competition Senior Level. As First Place winners, Elaine and Aaron automatically move on to compete in the State-level Competition Finals held at Chapman University in April. Congratulations Elaine and Aaron and good luck in your next round! Congratulations are also in order for our principal second violin Joanna Bai who was awarded 1st alternate in the Intermediate Solo String Division at the VOCE Branch-level Competition. Congratulations, Joanna!
PA MUN was honored with an Award of Merit
A huge round of applause for the amazing job our the Model UN team. Eleven team members, accompanied by Ms. Ilenia Chen, Mr. James Pae and Ms. Kelly Chu performed wonderfully at the National High School Model United Nations Conference in New York City. They represented Singapore at the conference, and did so with confidence borne out of their strong preparation.
It is the largest MUN conference with over 3,000 delegates from 75 countries. Only a few schools are recognized, and Pacific Academy was honored with an Award of Merit! This is quite prestigious, especially given the size of the conference and the fact that our team is relatively young and new to Model UN. Congratulations to the team!
Congratulations to the contingent of PA MUN'ers who participated in the So Cal MUN conference at Santiago Canyon College in Orange. Joanna Bai, Aryo Abazari and Moxi Zhao did a great job against older, more seasoned participants. Brandon Pae earned the Outstanding Delegate Award! Congratulations!