MEET CAROL GRINGS Ms. Carol Grings devoted herself to Downtown Magnets High School for more than 23 years, not only as a college counselor, but as head of the A.V.I.D. program, math teacher, gifted and talented coordinator, UTLA chapter chair, and was a member on countless committees and school councils. She was hard working and talented, and arrived early and left late. Ms. Grings believed in her students and in our school. After she passed away suddenly in 2005, the College Center was named in her honor.