Northview High School Excels in Arts and Athletics
Posted on 03/20/2013


Northview High School shines as students in both the arts and athletics bring pride to the Viking campus. The Los Angeles County Office of Education recently presented an art exhibition specifically created for high school students in our local region. The ArtReach competition included original works from over 100 high schools and displayed innovative and inspired designs and creations based on the theme of the “universally shared experience of food”.  More than 300 drawings, photographs, paintings and ceramics were included at the LACOE showcase displayed at the Millard Sheets Gallery at the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts located at the Fairplex in Pomona. The Art of Food contest yielded numerous C-VUSD winners for the second year in a row. In the category of digital photography, Antonio LopezGarcia collected first place, Christopher Lagasca won second place and Colt Waterbury secured third place, respectively. In the category of drawing and painting, a first place blue ribbon was awarded to Luis Valenzuela for his artwork entitled “Energy is Life”. In the category of Film, the short film “Blind Date” by David Morales, Alex Moran, Justine Zesati and Abby Rayos, was awarded first place.



 Northview High School captured the 2013 CIF title in girls wrestling. This is the second consecutive CIF championship earned by the lady Vikings, solidifying their reputation as the valley’s best after not only winning in CIF but also finishing second in the state in 2012.  Northview earned 89 points to claim the team championship at the California Interscholastic Federation’s third annual state invitational championship event at Lemoore High School.  David Ochoa coached his team to victory in several weigh categories. In the 98 lbs. category, Rose Martinez, a junior, scored seventh place overall. In the category of 118 lbs., Sabrina Solos garnered a first place finish. In the 122 lbs. class, Lazmin Perez scored in seventh place. In the 146 lbs. grouping, Katie Auxier won fifth place. In the higher weigh categories, senior Maddy Tyrone was awarded second place.

In the Girls Southern Section Wrestling Championships at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley the team score placed Northview in first place with 227 points followed by Santa Paula with 187. Over 100 high schools were represented and 540 individual girls were entered in this event that sent qualifiers to the state tournament. Rose Martinez placed third in the 98 weight division, while Devinie Elizondo, a senior, placed eighth in the 103 lb. class.  Sabrina Solis, a senior, earned the first place award in the 118 pound category while juniors Jazmin Perez and Daveena Banda captured second and fourth place in the 122 and 126 lb. categories, respectively.  Katie Auxier won first place in the 146 weight class and Christina Mejia earned fifth place in the 165 lb. class. Maddie Tryone earned a second place finish in the upper weight category.