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Leuzinger High School is a public high school (9th through 12th grades) in Lawndale, California. It opened on January 27, 1931, with an enrollment of 268. It was named after Adolph Leuzinger in recognition of his 25 years of service on the Board of Trustees of the Inglewood Union High School District. Currently, the school is in the Centinela Valley Union High School District.
As Leuzinger's first senior class graduated while the 1932 Summer Olympics were hosted in and around nearby Los Angeles, the school's mascot became the "Olympians". Mr. Leuzinger was granted authorization for the school to use the Olympic name and Olympic rings trademark. In turn, the campus of the "Olympians" also provided staging for aspects of the 1932 Olympics; facilities for the use of competitors, including a shooting range, and a bowling alley, were constructed under the main building. And on September 8, 1936, a women's gym with an Olympic-size swimming pool was begun. However eventual earthquake damages, combined with tougher safety codes and remodeling opportunities, required this Olympic pool's removal.
Leuzinger celebrates "Memorabilia Day" every year, usually in March. This event honors alumni; it gives them and current students an opportunity to meet and enjoy time with each other. Memorabilia Day was created by Sandra Suarez, who graduated with the class of '72.
Famous and notable graduates of Leuzinger High School include:
Titan Porter, Musician, Class of 1966, former member of The Doobie Brothers