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Gardena Valley News – New Principal Brings a Lesson in Beauty


Former Miss America, Angela Baraquio Grey, to head St. Anthony of Padua School’s 75th year celebration.  On the eve of celebrating its 75th Anniversary, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Gardena will have something extra to celebrate ― a new principal. As current principal, Micah Sumner, prepares to follow a new path, former Miss America, Angela Baraquio Grey, will step … [Read more...]

Gardena Valley News – St. Anthony School 75th Anniversary Gala

Saint Anthony of Padua School will celebrate its 75th reunion Saturday, June 13 at 1050 W. 163rd St., Gardena. The day’s events begin with a celebration of mass at 3:30 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church. A ribbon cutting and award ceremony will follow at 4:30 p.m., and an open house and walk through memory lane until 6 p.m.  Click here to read all about it! … [Read more...]

Asian Journal – First Filipino-American Miss America releases memoir

Filipino-American Angela Perez Baraquio, the first Asian American and teacher to capture a Miss America title, recently published a book entitled "Amazing Win, Amazing Loss: Miss America Living Happily, EVEN After," which details her journey through participating in the pageant organization, love, depression, and life-changing experiences. Click here to read all about it! … [Read more...]

Gardena Valley News – Faith at heart of former Miss America’s amazing journey

Former Miss America, Angela Perez Baraquio, recently released her first book, a memoir titled “Amazing Win, Amazing Loss... Miss America Living Happily, Even After.” The book details her life in Hawaii growing up as the eighth of 10 children, through the highs of Miss America stardom through, the lows of her brother’s suicide, and how she was able to weather such a great loss … [Read more...]