Female flyweight boxer Marlen Esparza paid a visit to campus last week. A Pasadena High graduate, Esparza won a gold medal in the 2008 Pan American Games and owns six national titles. Her visit was arranged by the school's corporate sponsor, the Albemarle Corporation.
Below left: Esparza signs an autograph for seventh-grader Leroy Saldana with peer facilitator Suzanne Smith on the left and mentor Brenda Yerger in the background; bottom right: Esparza with Assistant Principal Edgar Lopez, Principal Paula Sword and Assistant Principal Monica Guerra.
Bottom left: Principal Sword introduces Esparza to the class; bottom right: Esparza with eighth-graders Mauricio Ramirez and Ruben Nunez.