Aztecs shine in e-sports competition

LA QUINTA High School’s Team Rizette includes (from left) Mikey Nguyen, Louis Le, Randy Chung, William Le, Brandan Tran (GGUSD photo).

La Quinta High School’s participation in the Orange County High School Sports League regular season competition began, Monday, Jan. 29.  Two teams of Aztecs were ranked in the top10 – something no other high school can claim.

Their regular season started with the pre-season #1 ranked La Quinta Gold Team (Rizette) facing Fountain Valley’s Gold Team and the pre-season #10 ranked La Quinta Blue Team (Roblox) facing Western High School’s Blue Team, with each round consisting of a best of three matchup.

Both of La Quinta’s teams claimed 2-0 results against their opponents in the first round of competition.

The league’s regular season consists of eight rounds with each team having one match per round. The two teams representing La Quinta are among 37 teams from schools across Orange County.

At the conclusion of the regular season, teams will participate in the championships, which is a six -round competition spanning two weekends to crown the best team in Orange County.

According to organizers, the Orange County High School Esports League was launched as an effort to connect students’ interests in esports, sportsmanship, entrepreneurship, and STEM interests.

Visit La Quinta’s TheRealLQHS social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) weekly for match times, and follow their Twitch channel ( to watch the matches live.

Ocean View administrators honored

The Association of California School Administrators Region 17 has honored two Ocean View School District leaders and a school-community partnership at its annual recognition program.

The OVSD and the Assistance League of Huntington Beach won the Partners in Educational Excellence Award. Michael Conroy, deputy superintendent, has been named Administrator of the Year for Business Services. William Lynch, principal at Marine View Middle School was named Administrator of the Year for Middle Grades Principal.

Those awards will be presented at a banquet on May 7 in Irvine.

The OVSD is a K-8 district serving northern Huntington Beach and parts of Fountain Valley, Westminster and Midway City.

“Building Bridges” workshop set for Thursday

The Garden Grove Unified Council of PTAs, along with TASK (Educating and Empowering People with Disabilities and their Families) will hold the first of five workshops on “The Art of Building Bridges with Your Child’s IEP Team.” An IEP stands for Individual Education Plan for special education and disabled pupils. The event will be held from 9-11 a.m. at Edgar Meeting Center in Garden Grove, 6202 Cerulean Ave.

Provided will be child care and interpretation in Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean.





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