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Community Leaders Invited to Take Part in Principal For A Day Event March 7



Special Guest Speaker Darren Daye, Former NBA Basketball Pro Athlete


CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA  – FEBRUARY 20, 2013 – Business and community leaders from across the San Gabriel Valley are invited to support local student scholarships and experience first-hand what it is like to be a school principal at the unique “Principal for a Day” event on March 7, 2013. Community members are invited to be “guest principals” at schools across Bassett, Hacienda La Puente, and Rowland Unified School Districts, and the La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program. Guests are invited to attend a complimentary luncheon with this year’s special guest speaker, former professional basketball athlete Darren Daye. Daye is known for playing in the National Basketball Association (N.B.A.) with the Washington Bullets, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics.

Thanks to corporate sponsors, there are 14 high school career scholarships presented at the Principal for a Day Luncheon, held March 7, at 11:30 a.m. at this year’s new location: Watanabe Center at Torch Middle School, 751 N. Vineland Avenue, City of Industry. This year’s corporate sponsors include: Bernards Builders , California Credit Union, Chaffey Federal Credit Union, Costco Warehouse 679, Credit Union of Southern California, Erickson-Hall Construction Company, Fairway Chiropractic, First General Bank, Hacienda Heights Pizza Company, Industry Manufacturers Council, Kaiser Permanente, Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc., Premier Business Equipment, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital (PIH), Puente Hills Mall, Puente Hills Hyundai, Schools First Federal Credit Union, Sam’s Club, Southern California Gas Company, and Walmart #2251. For more information on how to become a corporate sponsor or to be a guest “Principal for a Day” at a local school, please contact Lee Cavanaugh at (626) 854-8303 or 8304.  Below is the Principal for a Day Event Schedule:

                        8 a.m. – 11 a.m.                      PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY MORNING SCHOOL TOURS

“Guest principals” tour elementary, intermediate and high schools – as well as adult schools – in the communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, La Puente, City of Industry, Walnut and West Covina.

                                11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.           PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY AWARDS LUNCHEON                                        (Watanabe Center at Torch Middle School  – Pavilion 16200 Temple Ave., City of Industry)

A complimentary luncheon is provided for guest principals, with entertainment by Bassett Unified Jazz Band students. The Masters of Ceremony are Donald Sachs, Executive Director of the Industry Manufacturers Council and Heidi L. Gallegos, Board Member for Rowland Unified School District.

Considered the region’s most comprehensive annual community outreach program for more than two decades, “Principal for a Day” is a business and education partnership. The event features a partnership between local education agencies along with the Regional Chamber of Commerce of San Gabriel Valley and the Industry Manufacturers Council.

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