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Kindness 'rocks' at St. Perpetua Parish
For St. Perpetua's third-grade students recently, kindness came full circle.
On Feb. 23, these children placed colorful, handwritten "kindness notes" throughout the St. Perpetua church ...
Submitted by Domini Tarman



Top honors awarded to Lamorinda teens at Contra Costa Science Fair
At the Contra Costa Science Fair this spring the Jaguars of Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School were well represented with winners in the physical sciences and engineering categories. Seventh-grader Henry Johnson won second place for his project: "Particle Accelerator ...Submitted by Isabelle Katz



Scout installs barn owl nesting boxes to earn Scouting's Hornaday Award
Last October, Sam Higgins led Scouts from Lafayette's Troop 219 to install five nesting boxes for barn owls at the Lafayette Reservoir.
Similar to his older brother Justin's wood duck ...
Submitted by Tyler Higgins



Burton Valley 4th Graders advance to NorCal Odyssey of the Mind tournament
Da Galaxy Penguins, a team of fourth-graders from Burton Valley Elementary, placed second in their division at the regional tournament and advanced to the Northern California Odyssey of the Mind state tournament, where they placed sixth after competing against teams ...Submitted by Emily Kleeman



OIS spring performance of `Footloose' April 25-27
"Kick off your Sunday shoes" at the Orinda Intermediate School's Bulldog Theater during the musical "Footloose" - one of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory that will burst onto the live stage with exhilarating results. Uniquely adapted specifically for ...Submitted by Jeanette Lipp



NCL Lamorinda Chapter celebrates seniors
The Lamorinda Chapter of National Charity League held its Senior Recognition honoring its 21 graduating Ticktockers March 10 at The Claremont Hotel and Spa. The annual celebration marked the culmination of the girls' six years of participation in the mother-daughter ...Submitted by Barbara Gallagher



NCL recognizes Acalanes Area Chapter's senior class for achievement
Members of the National Charity League, Acalanes Area Chapter, Class of 2019, were honored for six years of leadership and service to the community at its Senior Celebration held March 9 at the Diablo Country Club. The National Charity League is a mother-daughter ...Submitted by Susan Glynn



New Troop 224 Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 224 of Lafayette honored four Scouts - Henry Baer, Colby Suppiger, June Jung and Drew Campillo - for achieving Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout. To become an Eagle Scout, a candidate must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, including 13 Ea ...Submitted by Suzanne Campillo



NCL `Love Your Heart' Event a huge success
National Charity League is an organization of mothers and their daughters in seventh to 12th grade that focuses on community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
Submitted by Laura Dillard



Orinda woman honored for 30 years of volunteering for hospitalized children
The Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area honored Orinda resident Deana Freedman at the end of February with the organization's 2018 Big Red Shoe Award. Every year, RMHC Bay Area's Big Red Shoe Award is presented to a member of the extended RMHC Bay Area community ...By Sora O'Doherty



Acalanes and Campo place 3rd and 4th in County Mock Trials Competition
For four weeks (seven evenings) 17 Contra Costa County high school Mock Trial teams have been battling it out with each other inside the superior courthouse courtrooms of Martinez during the 38th Annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trials. Each school ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance, CCCOE



Benefit concert for Congolese refugee family
A year ago, a family of eight was rescued from a West Uganda refugee camp by Catholic Charities and was brought to the United States to live. Sadly the family's father, Sadiki, was run over by a car while bicycling last fall and hasn't been able to work, so Sadiki, his ...By Jennifer Wake



Troop 204 presents 2019 Eagle Scouts
Lafayette Boy Scout Troop 204 will honor 12 young men who have achieved the Eagle Scout Rank, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, on March 23 at 1 p.m. at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive. This will be Troop 204's 66th Eagle Court of ...Submitted by Jill Montaquila



Miramonte student wins Moraga Lions Student Speakers Contest
The topic this year for The Moraga Lions Club's annual Student Speaker Contest Feb. 20 at the Moraga Library was "Freedom of the Press: what does it mean?" The winner this year was Miramonte High School senior Clara Wu, who is planning on attending Eastside College in ...Submitted by Fred George



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