New Horizon School Student Council Makes a Recent Visit to the Mayor of Pasadena

NHS Student Council presents Mayor Bill Bogaard a Plaque of Appreciation. Photo by NHS
Director Amira Al-Sarraf, Police Chief Philip Sanchez and the NHS Student Council. Photo by NHS

The Student Council of New Horizon School (NHS) Pasadena recently visited the Mayor of Pasadena, Pasadena Police Chief, and Pasadena Fire Chief to express their school’s appreciation for their services to the school and to the Pasadena community. Student Body President and Student Body Vice President said a few words and presented a plaque with student art by an NHS 4th grader. The plaque read: “Thank you for your support and for always being a helping hand to our school and the Pasadena community.”

While visiting Pasadena City Hall, the students met with Mayor Bill Bogaard, a long-time friend and supporter of NHS, who presented each council member with a special rose lapel pin. At the Police Department, the students enjoyed a visit with Police Chief Phillip Sanchez and a tour of the department which included a look at the 911 dispatch office and the event planning department which manages much of the safety preparations for the upcoming Rose Parade, Rose Bowl, and BCS Tournament.

NHS Student Council with Chief Calvin Wells and his men. Photo by NHS

At the Fire Department, the students met with Fire Chief Calvin E. Wells along with the firemen of Station 31 here in Pasadena and toured the facility there. Highlights of this visit included a view of an antique fire truck and a real-life dispatch of one of the regular trucks. Students also received a special challenge coin as a commemoration of their visit to the station and to remind them of the values of courage and service.

New Horizon Pasadena appreciates their first responders and the city officials for their work in keeping the Pasadena community safe and serving the needs of the citizens.

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New Horizon School, 651 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 795-5186 or visit


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