Pacifica High School (Garden Grove, California)

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Pacifica High School
Address
6851 Lampson Avenue
Garden Grove, California, 92845
United States
Coordinates 33°46′53″N 118°0′49″W / 33.78139°N 118.01361°W / 33.78139; -118.01361Coordinates: 33°46′53″N 118°0′49″W / 33.78139°N 118.01361°W / 33.78139; -118.01361
Information
Type Public
Established 1965
School district Garden Grove Unified School District
Superintendent Gabriela Mafi
Principal Jason Bevacqua
Color(s) Black, Blue and White
             [1]
Mascot Sea (Bull)Dog
Nickname Mariners
Yearbook The Reef
Website

Pacifica High School is a high school in Garden Grove, California and is a member of the Garden Grove Unified School District. Pacifica High School first opened its doors in 1965, and since then Pacifica has enrolled more than two thousand students each year.[2] One of Pacifica's most valuable landmarks on campus is the Navy Anchor that sits in the quad, which was painted blue(now is Black-2011)The anchor was a donation which was made by the U.S Navy.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Pacifica's sports teams are called the Mariners, and compete in Empire League of the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section. Prior to 2006, they competed in the Garden Grove League with the other schools in the district.

Sports offered are as follows:[3]

  • Football (boys)
  • Cross Country (girls)
  • Tennis (girls & boys)
  • Volleyball (girls & boys)
  • Waterpolo (girls & boys)
  • Basketball (girls & boys)
  • Soccer (girls & boys)
  • Wrestling (boys)
  • Baseball (boys)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Swim (Coed)
  • Track (Coed)

Orchestra[edit]

The Pacifica High School Orchestra in 2004-2005 received a unanimous superior at the SCSBOA Regional Festivals, held at Norwalk California.[citation needed] In that same year, the high school orchestra also received a superior at GGUSD (Garden Grove Unified School District) Orchestra.[citation needed]

Marching Band, Drumline and Cheer[edit]

Pacifica High School Marching Band has a long history of celebrated performances including the Rose Parade in 1977.[4] The band competes in the WBA (Western Band Association) circuit as a AA classification.

In 2005-2009 and in 2003, The Pacifica Marching Band's Drumline took the SCPA (Southern California Percussion Alliance) gold medal, and in 2006-2009, took the WGI (Winter Guard International) World Championship gold medal in the PSO (Percussion Scholastic Open) division, along with numerous first place finishes throughout Southern California. Pacifica also finished with an SCPA Bronze medal in 2004 and a WGI silver medal in 2005. The Pacifica drumline is only the second ensemble to ever capture four consecutive WGI World Championship gold medals. The first was Franklin Central who captured 5 consecutive gold medals in PSCW (Percussion Scholastic Concert World) from 1998 to 2002 WGI Hall of Champions.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pacifica High School (Garden Grove, CA)". Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Pacifica High". Los Angeles Times. June 3, 1998. 
  3. ^ http://www.pacificamariners.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=219173&type=d&pREC_ID=489195
  4. ^ 1977 Pacifica High School yearbook
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ a b 1985 Pacifica High School yearbook.
  7. ^ NFL.com Bio
  8. ^ She Alone Carries On For U.s. - Chicago Tribune
  9. ^ Here Comes the Groom... : People.com
  10. ^ a b c d e "Famous People from Pacifica". Pacifica School History. Garden Grove Unified School District. [dead link]
  11. ^ 1978 Pacifica High School yearbook
  12. ^ 1971 Pacifica High School yearbook WGG Library

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