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Lafayette Juniors raise $60,000 for local nonprofit charities
The Lafayette Juniors raised $60,000 in the last 12 months for local nonprofit organizations. On June 1, the Lafayette Juniors awarded the funds to Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, Alternative Family Services, The Taylor Family Foundation, and Trinity Center in a ...Submitted by Rachelle Lara



Rotary gives $5,000 for better Lamorinda emergency communications
A $5,000 dollar Orinda Rotary Club donation will boost the effectiveness of wireless communications throughout the Lamorinda area.
The recipient is the Lamorinda Area Radio Interest ...
Submitted by Gene Gottfried



Lamorinda Odyssey of the Mind Teams shine at World Finals
The Moraga Rotary-sponsored Division 1 Odyssey of the Mind team finished fourth among 43 teams competing in Problem 4 - "Ready, Set, Balsa, Build" at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held at Michigan State University in late May. The team, consisting of f ...Submitted by Mary Pat McMahon



Troop 30638 earns Silver Awards
Some members of Campolindo ninth-grade Troop 30638 earned their Silver Award for their project, "Polystyrene Ban in Moraga School District." Emily M., Ava S., Aislinn W., and Alexandra Y. focused on the community issue of polystyrene (Styrofoam) use within the school ...Submitted by Yuka Akera



New Eagle Scouts for Troop 237
Members of Orinda Boy Scout Troop 237, Adam Fahd, Soren Faulkner, Will Fehrnstrom, Nicholas Kim, Diego Martell and Mark Presten achieved Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout. Their Eagle Court of Honor celebrating their achievement will be held on June 11 at Moraga ...Submitted by Dede Ramsey



3 Lafayette Girl Scouts honored with prestigeous Silver Award
Lafayette eighth-graders Giovanna Fry, Sydney Rohrbough (Stanley Middle School) and Hayden Van Steyn (Athenian School) each completed their respective Silver Award. The Silver Award is the second highest award a Girl Scout can earn.
Submitted by Julie Gladden




Orinda student to study Chinese in China on State Department scholarship
Sienna Marley, a rising senior at Miramonte High School in Orinda, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship for 2017-18 by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Sienna will study Chinese in Xi'an, ...Submitted by Emily Marley



Local Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards
Four area Girl Scouts earned the prestigious Gold Award just prior to their graduation from high school. Kiera Crandall, Lauren Holloway and Kyra Merryman of Campolindo and Erica Stephan of Miramonte achieved the highest award bestowed upon an outgoing Girl Scout.
By John T. Miller



Getting healthy at Acalanes
Acalanes High School held its first wellness Faire in April. There were booths for all types of assistance in keeping youths healthy and happy. There was even musical accompaniment by Acalanes musicians. The school hopes to make this successful event an annual ...Submitted by Graham Wiseman



Cyclists again embark on 'Laura's Ride' to fight breast cancer
This month, Orinda's Nick Bloisa, 70, and friend Rick Perez , 69 - who maybe should have better sense - will cycle from Santa Monica, California to St. Augustine, Florida as a fundraiser in memory of Laura Bartron, a friend of Bloisa's who succumbed to breast cancer ...Submitted by Rick Perez



Lafayette couple from Atria wins 90th birthday bash
A Lafayette couple has been selected as the winners in a contest that will allow four generations of their family to join for a 90th birthday celebration this summer.
Bob and Joan Wight, ...
Submitted by Ben Adkins



Community service honored
Acalanes High School honored its Community Service Award winners on May 25. Seventy Acalanes students from all grades received either the Acalanes Service Award or President's Volunteer Service Award. These students provided over 4,300 hours of community service over ...Submitted by Dawn Brightbill



Camino Pablo Three-peats win in annual Rotary Field Day
Camino Pablo School's third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders won for the third straight year the 26th annual Moraga Rotary Field Day, amassing a record total of 103 points, eclipsing last year's 97 points. Second place went to Rheem School, with a total of 89 points.
Submitted by Gary Irwin



'Drowsy Chaperone' delights
On May 12 and 13, The Saklan School in Moraga presented its ninth annual Middle School Musical at Town Hall Theater. They presented the 2006 Broadway Musical "The Drowsy Chaperone."
The ...
Submitted by Lori Anders



Lorie honored as Moraga Teacher of the Year
On May 12, Contra Costa County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata visited the classroom of Amanda Lorie at Donald Rheem Elementary School. Lorie, a 10-year instructor, was recently named Moraga School District's Teacher of the Year. For the past ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance



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