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Hacienda La Puente Unified Students Prepare for the Future During College and Career Fair
Posted 9/23/22

CITY OF INDUSTRY Hacienda La Puente Unified’s aspiring college students participated in various break-out rooms and workshops, which covered various topics focused on how to prepare, apply and pay for higher education during the 57th Assembly District Annual College and Career Fair at William Workman High School on Sept. 10.


The Office of Assemblymember Lisa Calderon hosted the fair in partnership with Hacienda La Puente Unified and the Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley and Eastside. The event offered students and families the opportunity to attend and meet one-on-one with representatives from more than 50 community colleges, Cal State and UC schools, private and out-of-state universities, and career and technical education programs.  


“Thank you to Lisa Calderon’s office, our distinguished guests and the outstanding HLPUSD family for attending and supporting this successful event,” Board President Jeffrey De La Torre said. “After two years of hosting remotely, it was exciting to see our students, families and staff in person and proudly representing their school booths and enthusiastically exploring future possibilities. At Hacienda La Puente Unified, we are partners in your child’s future.”


The fair included a resource expo, which consisted of HLPUSD high schools and program booths, where students, teachers and staff shared campus and club details, provided student testimonials and led interactive demonstrations for incoming freshmen and families.


“I attended last year’s virtual College and Career Fair and learned a lot, but having the opportunity to network, assist with the event’s coordination and witness my peers explore their passions in person was an incredible experience,” William Workman High School Senior Lisa Lopez said. “I left the fair with a lot of clarity about pursuing my desired career in optometry and the steps I need to achieve to get there. I am looking forward to my future and feel relieved knowing that I am on the right path. Thank you to everyone that made this possible.”


During the event, HLPUSD Board members, Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez and Executive Director of High Schools Dr. Mark Anderson delivered speeches on the importance of college and career readiness. Calderon announced the winners of the 57th Assembly District Writing Contest, awarding them with $1,000 scholarships.


“Thank you to Lisa Calderon for partnering with our District year after year to help ensure our students have the valuable and accessible opportunity to explore their potential futures,” Jiménez said. “This event provides more than a place to discover college and career opportunities and practice professional behavior; it gives students a safe place to engage with recruiters, boost confidence and develop new skills to use throughout their professional lives.”




HLPUSD_COLLEGEANDCAREERFAIR1: From left to right: Board Vice President Christine H. Salazar, Superintendent Dr. Alfonso Jiménez, Assemblymember Lisa Calderon and Board President Jeffrey De La Torre prepare to open the College and Career Fair ceremony on Sept. 10.



HLPUSD_COLLEGEANDCAREERFAIR2: Sierra Vista Middle School students discuss high school clubs and college ambitions with Principal Ann Hanson and Assemblymember Lisa Calderon during the College and Career Fair on Sept. 10.



HLPUSD_COLLEGEANDCAREERFAIR3: Hacienda La Puente Unified staff lead career technical and education program demonstrations for families during the College and Career Fair on Sept. 10.