Andrew Jones, Class of 2012
Hello my name is Andrew Jones and after graduating from Piner I am now attending the Ohio State University majoring in Athletic Training and minoring in Psychology. If i could describe Piner and the experience I had there in one word it would be astounding. Piner has given me so many opportunities that I could never imagine occurring if i had attended any other high school. This school allowed me to grow as a leader and individual by being a part of ASB and working my way up to becoming the ASB President my senior year. I was also given the opportunity to express myself in many ways by being a part of ceramics, culinary, and being Editor-in-chief of the Yearbook. Piner has given me a wonderful and rigorous education that has been received through the fantastic teachers I was priveledged to learn from. The staff of Piner is also so caring and really focuses on making sure every student is able to learn the material. They are willing to stay after school or even come in on weekends to allow all student an opportunity to meet with them to discuss important topics in the class. Piner is a fantastic school and I view it as a privilege and an honor to state that I am an alumni of Piner High School. I will never forget all of the amazing experiences I had at Piner and wouldn't trade my time here for anything. I know that Piner has developed myself and my fellow graduates into young adults who can be successful at anything we put our minds to. Once a Prospector, always a Prospector! Go Piner!
Jazmin Burmudez, Class of 2011
A good experience I had at Piner was being a part of Latino Culture Night. I helped out two different years and both times i had a really fun time. I learned many things like patience, organization, and time management. I also made lots of new friends and got closer to my teacher Mr. Castro. It feels so good afterwards when you're done and people are giving you great compliments of how much fun they had. Yes you go through quite a bit of stress but it all pays off the day of the event. I really like the fact that Piner takes the chance to let us (Latinos) embrace our culture and bring some of our customs from home to Piner. I can proudly say I am a Piner Prospector.
Kasey Schalich, Class of 2010
Attending Piner High School was one of the best academic decisions I have made. The combination of the SRJC Magnet Program and the rigorous AP classes offered allowed me to transfer enough credits to be considered a sophomore my first year at Biola University. I am especially grateful for the science department at Piner, which encouraged me to take classes in Piner's biotechnology pathway and inspired me to become a biochemistry major at Biola. The teachers at Piner are outstanding and demonstrate genuine concerned for the well-being of their students as both people and life-long learners. The Piner community is diverse and interested in building bridges between all cultures and backgrounds. I am completely satisfied with my experience at Piner High School, and I highly recommend that parents and students consider Piner if they desire a top-notch education and inclusive community.
Abbie Hageman, Class of 2009
My name is Abbie Hageman. I graduated with
Piner's Class of 2009. I am now attending my dream school, UCLA, as a pre-med student, majoring in Biology and minoring
in African Studies. College has been the best experience of my life thus far. Every day I am so grateful to go to such
an amazing university with such distinguished professors. I also joined the UCLA Greek System as a member of the Chi Omega
Sorority. Beyond all of the fun social experiences, the Greek system has provided incredible networking and philanthropic
opportunities. Not to mention, Los Angeles is a very exciting place to be a college student. Outings such as going to the
Santa Monica beaches, shopping at the Grove, going to movie premiers, studying in chic coffee shops, hiking in Malibu, and
eating at the many amazing restaurants and bakeries are just a few of the many reasons I love living in L.A.