Same High School As The Trailblazers

Mona Khalil
2 min readJul 11, 2022

John Muir High School Alumni include Jackie & Mack Robinson, Octavia Butler, a long list of athletes, and Hall of Famers. I’m proud to be a John Muir Alum.

On April 15, 2022, the Los Angeles Dodgers spent the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day honoring the baseball legend’s courage and legacy at John Muir High School. The Dodgers commissioned a mural of Jackie Robinson that was completed in 4 days by muralist Jonas Never, in what I knew as the A-building.

The minute I saw it, I knew I wanted to see it in person. I hadn’t been on campus in years.

May 2022

Let’s rewind.

The day after my 18th birthday, I was honored by the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education with recognition for, “Outstanding Service to John Muir High School and to the Entire Pasadena Unified School District Community.” While in high school I was the Junior Class President, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, and played Varsity tennis. I worked in the community and also volunteered.

After college, I served in the Peace Corps doing Youth and Community Development work in Morocco for 2 years. Community is something I have been fortunate to build everywhere I have lived. I recently moved back to Pasadena from the Bay to take care of my mom. I’ve been hiding out as I take the time to come back to myself.

Cue Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams, So Ambitious.


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Mona Khalil

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