After working in a news environment often dominated by the likes of Charlie Sheen and other ill-behaved celebrities, helping to celebrate academic excellence is a thrill, Coleman told the students.
“People in Egypt and Libya and Yemen and Bahrain just want what we have brought to fruition here,” Coleman said. “No one will stop you from forward momentum in this country, and it is a wonderful honor and privilege for us to live in a country where this is allowed to happen.”
Clark Magnet held the lead throughout the evening, finishing with 84 points. Hoover High School, led by senior Erica Bogosian, made a late charge but was unable to close the gap, finishing with 78 points. Crescenta Valley and Glendale high schools finished with 69 and 63 points, respectively.