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Pen High Principal Mitzi Cress has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2017. Mrs. Cress has been at Peninsula for twenty-two years - starting off as a counselor before becoming Assistant Principal in charge of Counseling, and then serving the past seven years as principal. Mrs. Cress was named the Educator of the Year in 2000 and was selected as one of the 30 Most Influential Leaders in Education in 2016.

During her announcement to PVPHS staff she emphasized, "I will do everything in my power to ensure a smooth transition. You are Peninsula High School, not me, not any principal. Let's celebrate all that we are here at Peninsula."

Mrs. Cress also announced that Associate Principal Micah Farrell will become the new principal at Rancho Del Mar High School as of July 1.

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Our Pen High girls' water polo team claimed their first CIF-SS title in school history on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

After finishing in a tie for second in Bay League and squeaking out overtime wins against La Quinta and Woodland Hills in earlier playoff rounds, the girls dominated Canyon High of Anaheim in the final round, beating them 9-4.

The girls' coach Albert Garcia summed it all up, "“We had a little bit of a scare in the early rounds, but today we came out and played our match, which is good defense and taking advantages of our opportunities. This season was nothing short of incredible and we will all remember it for the rest of our lives.”

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Over 1100 Panthers came together on Friday, February 24 for the 15th annual Walk for Life cancer benefit. The event kicked off with a lunchtime carnival featuring 100 food booths run by PVPHS clubs. Students and staff then moved to the football stadium where we heard moving tributes and a stirring performance from the choir. Checks were presented to our beneficiaries The City of Hope and Cancer Support Community. With a cry of "HOPE" the students released clouds of purple powder into the sky and then headed off on their walk to Highridge Park.

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