Senior Chloe Furlong demonstrates Pomona Catholic’s four pillars: Faith, Scholarship, Tradition and Empowerment in everything she has accomplished throughout her four years in high school. As a student leader, she has served her community by participating in Campus Ministry, Choir, and Ambassadors. Chloe’s dedication to her academic career is astounding considering the time she has spent on the stage in various drama productions. Chloe is a member of the National Honor Society and International Thespian Society, where she serves as the current president. Chloe encompasses what it truly means to be a Pomona Catholic woman. She will leave a permanent mark in our hearts after she graduates this May.
15 March, 2019.
From the moment Rainbow Hui stepped foot on the Pomona Catholic campus, it was obvious she was committed to following her dreams to create the best future for herself. She started her journey as a participant in an International Cultural Exchange Camp in the summer of 2016 on campus. Rainbow immediately took it upon herself to get to know the student leaders, talk to the teachers and offer to help in any way she could; not because she was asked to, but because she wanted to. This experience led to her decision to transfer from her school in China to Pomona Catholic the following school year.
It should go without saying that she is a natural leader who strives to give her very best in every aspect of her high school career, but in life. She is not only adaptable to change, but is a quick thinker and has a fantastic ability to problem-solve.
Rainbow has always taken her roles and responsibilities seriously and is passionate about her position in ASB (the Associated Student Body) as the International Student Commissioner, and as an Ambassador. Her leadership skills and creativity thrive in the busyness of ASB and some of her best work has been noted during the planning of Rallies and other events such as the annual Halloween Event. As an Ambassador, Rainbow takes pride in sharing her love for Pomona Catholic with other families and students and enjoys participating in community events.
Her senior year she also became an intern for the Marketing Director at her school, and has helped in a number of different projects.
In the classroom, Rainbow should not only be commended for her impressive grades, but in the kindness she shows her peers and willingness to help others. She acts as a leader and friend to other international students and takes pride in tutoring those who need it. Her teachers highlight her ability to always participate in class discussions and her tenacity go the extra step to produce thoughtful work and display higher-level thinking.
It goes without saying Rainbow has a bright future ahead of her, and will continue to shine a light for others as an example of character, kindness and hard work.
“The Lenten journey begins today, Ash Wednesday. I invite each of you to live this time in an authentic spirit of penance and conversion, like a return to the Father, who awaits us all with open arms.”- Pope Francis
On Wednesday Pomona Catholic celebrated Ash Wednesday with a beautiful mass, led by our 7th grade students. These students spent a lot of time working to put together a special mass, and it was a wonderful celebration for all. PC was happy to warmly welcome special guests Fr Ron Clark from Our Lady of the Assumption and the E3 Accreditation visitors as they joined students, parents, faculty and staff for mass.
Upon the conclusion of mass, Senior Alyssa Arias was announced as the winner of the Christian Service Award! Alyssa has a total of 600 service hours earned during her time at Pomona Catholic. She serves as a leader in several organizations including the Police Explorers Program with Pomona PD and was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month.
The choir and music were during mass led by Mr. Miguel Martinez.