Satra Zurita

Centennial High School Hosts 12th Annual Compton Walk for a Cure

On October 7, the 12th Annual Compton Walk for a Cure was held at Centennial High School. According to event co-founder Satra Zurita, “The walk was an opportunity for the community to come together to unite and raise awareness about breast cancer.”


Clarence Zurita was born on May 21, 1931 to Mary Zurita in San Pedro, California. Clarence never knew his mother and would become orphaned at a very young age. He was blessed to be placed with the Woods Family in Watts, California, where he was embraced and reared in a loving home. It was at the family business–Woods Family Auto Parts–where Clarence developed a love for cars and the skill to fix almost anything…although many times in a unique way of his own! He attended David Starr Jordan High School and held many state records, some for decades, in Cross Country Track events. A few years after graduating high school, Clarence was drafted into the United States Army, where he served one tour of duty, fought in the Korean War and received an Honorary Discharge.

Girl Power Mural Unveiled in Compton

On the International Day of The Girl –  Wed Oct 17th, non-profit Global G.L.O.W. and Compton Unified School district unveiled a floor-to-ceiling mural representing girls of the world.

Taking a look into the leading ladies of the state.

Compton School Community Walks for a Cure

It takes an army to fight a disease like breast cancer. That’s why hundreds of Compton Unified School District (CUSD) families, teachers, staff, and officials gathered at Greenleaf Parkway for the Fourth Annual Compton Walk for a Cure. The yearly event helps raise breast cancer awareness and provides the community with information on early detection and treatment. It is also an opportunity for survivors and their families to share their stories and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to the disease. Walk for a Cure’s co-hosts included CUSD Board of Trustees Vice-President Satra Zurita, Board President Micah