Monday, March 25, 2013


For the third time in a row, the La Reina Mock Trial Team has won the State Mock Trial Competition! Congratulations to the team members and coaches!
Team Members:
  •  Lena Melillo '13 - Captain
  •  Elizabeth Hribal '13 - Captain
  •  Olivia Aulicino '14
  •  Ryanne Bamieh '14
  •  Camilah Hamideh '14
  •  Nisha Srinivasa '14
  •  Devin Montgomery '15
  •  Edie Sussman '15
  •  Ally Zlaket '15
  •  Callan Buechsenschuetz '16
Mock Trial Advisor  -Liz Harlacher
Attorney Coaches - Roxanne Torabian-Bashardoust, Ron Bamieh, Gretchen Buechsenschuetz, Danielle Desmeth, Jean Wentz.
We are so proud of their hard work and dedication!  Way to Go Regents!

For pictures and all the details, please click here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


The La Reina community congratulates the winners of the 2013 Evening of Excellence Awards:

Academics - Liberal Arts - Elizabeth Hribal '13
Academics - Math/Science - Stacey Bacheller '13
Arts - Audrey Askegard '13
Athletics - Bess Grode '13
Christian Service - Caitlin Campbell '13
Communication Arts - Lena Melillo '13
Julie Award - Marisa Orlow '13
Leadership - Melina Coto '14
The 31st Annual Evening of Excellence will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at the Los Robles Banquet Center.  Invitations will be mailed within the next few days.  For reservation information, contact Barbara Lilley.  Follow this link for sponsorship information.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


The La Reina Athletic Booster Club is holding its 9th annual golf tournament on Thursday, May 2nd at the Moorpark Country Club.  Check in time starts at 9:30 am with tee off at 11:45.  The cost is $200.00 dollars per golfer and all proceeds go to fund La Reina Athletics!

The Booster Club would like to encourage La Reina parents to enjoy a fun day of golf, food, raffle prizes and camaraderie.  Tournament festivities include a buffet lunch, a silent auction, 15 minute massages, golf contests, pizza and much more!

If you would like to volunteer to assist the day of the tournament or with the tournament committee email Booster Club President Dave Tankenson at

All proceeds go to support 7th through 12th grade athletics at La Reina.

Golf Tournament - Player Registration Form

Golf Tournment - Sponsorship Opportunities

Friday, March 15, 2013


The La Reina Lacrosse team is official!  The first practice took place last Sunday at school, and was well and enthusiastically attended! The team is starting on basic skills training, so no prior experience is required. As some of you may know, Lacrosse is the fastest growing girl's sport in the United States, and is a fast paced, exciting game.  Everyone is welcome to come and try it out!

WHO:  Open to all interested girls from 7th – 12th grade.

WHAT: 6 two hour practices, taught by the area's top women's Lacrosse coach.  Girls will learn the sport's fundamentals and get a chance to scrimmage each other.

WHEN: The following Sunday afternoons from 3 – 5pm : March 10th, 17th, 24th  April 14th, 28th and May 5th.

WHERE:  La Reina Softball field to start and possible fields in Conejo Valley.

COST  $75 to cover field and coaching expense for all practices.  Fee will be billed through TADS.  Girls will need to provide goggles, mouthguard and a lacrosse stick.  All can be purchased locally for under $100.  (Note:  Stacy Lee has some beginner sticks that can be loaned out) 

WHY: To introduce girls to this fast growing and exciting sport.  Our objective is to lay the foundation for a 2013 – 14 Varsity team.

QUESTIONS?: Please contact Stacy Lee at


As the Regents' 2013 Mock Trial Team prepare for the state tournament next weekend, we are creating an important list.  All alumnae who were members of an LRHS Mock Trial Team and who are now attorneys (or preparing to be attorneys) are asked to contact Sr. Lisa Megaffin by email.  This is the information we are seeking:  name, graduation year, undergraduate degree and college, law school, current employer and title.  Thanks for your help and please cheer on your fellow Regents as they go to state as the defending champions! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Alumnae, parents and friends of the Regents are cordially invited to sponsor the defending state Mock Trial Champions as they represent Ventura County at the California State competition, March 22 through 24, in Riverside.   The Regents' 2013 title marks the 18th county championship since 1990!  The team has also won state titles in 2008, 2011 and 2012, and Empire Mock Trial World Championships in 2011 and 2012.

Follow this link for complete sponsorship information, or follow this link to donate online, indicating Legacy & Promise Annual Fund, Other, Mock Trial. 

Thank you for believing in the Regents of La Reina High School!  For further information, contact Sr. Lisa Megaffin at 805-495-6494, ext. 382.


Please join us for La Reina's Circle of Friends Mass Thursday, March 14th at 8:15 a.m. in the La Reina Chapel.   Come and enjoy mass celebrated by Fr. Dave Heney followed by open discussion and a light breakfast.   Everyone is invited! Bring a friend!

8:15-8:45 a.m.  Mass
8:45-9:30 a.m.  Coffee and open discussion led by Fr. Dave

During this Lenten season our discussion will focus on the Passion of Jesus Christ and how it saves us. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


UCLA Health Systems is recruiting student or alumnae volunteers to help at an Open House...

UCLA Health
100 Moody Court
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Thursday, March 7
5 pm to 8 pm

Volunteers need to be age 17 or older.

To confirm commitment to this volunteer activity, or for more information, email Nickie Bonner at

Friday, March 1, 2013

Regents Capture Ventura County Mock Trial Championship

After four nights of intense trials, the La Reina Regents were named champions of the 2013 Ventura County Mock Trial competition.  This marks the 18th county title for the Regents since 1990.
Shown in this photo are team members (front row) Olivia Aulicino '14, Camilah Hamideh '14, and Nisha Srinivasa '14; (back row) Elizabeth Hribal '13, Ryanne Bamieh '14, Callan Buechsenschuetz '16, Devin Montgomery '15, Edie Sussman '15, Ally Zlaket '15 and Lena Melillo '13.   Coaches include Liz Harlacher, faculty adviser, and attorney coaches Ron Bamieh, Roxanne Torabian-Bashardoust '96, Gretchen Buechsenschuetz, Jean Wentz and Daniello Desmeth.

Ryanne Bamieh '14 also earned a first place award as Pretrial Attorney for the Prosecution, while Lena Melillo '13 was voted Most Valuable Player for La Reina by other teams.

The Regents now advance--as defending champions--to the California State Competition in late March.