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New Troop 237 Eagle Scout
Lafayette resident Reider Luke Martinsen, a member of Boy Scout Troop 237 chartered by the Orinda Community Church, earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. Only 6 percent of Boy Scout members ever attain this prestigious honor. To ...Submitted by Cathy Martinsen

Two new Troop 243 Eagle Scouts honored
Boy Scout Troop 243 of Lafayette honored two new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor on May 11 at Lafayette Christian Church. Cameron Shapoorian and Nelson Rogers earned the Eagle Scout Rank, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program. Requirements include ...Submitted by Lisa Schreiber

Eleven Young Women Receive AAUW OML Scholarship Awards
The AAUW Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette branch presented 11 outstanding young Lamorinda women with college scholarships and Tech Trek camp scholarships on April 22.
The keynote speaker ...
Submitted by Mary Ann McLeod and Jan Cushman

Lamorinda OoTM teams advance to World Finals
Two local high school Rotary teams and one middle school team will be heading to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, which will be held May 23-26, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
Submitted by Melissa Matosian

St. Perpetua donates over 500 lbs. of food to Monument Crisis Center
A food drive led by the seventh-grade class at St. Perpetua in Lafayette resulted in collecting 502 pounds of high-protein food - peanut butter, canned meats, canned seafood, canned beans, bagged beans - which was donated to the Monument Crisis Center on March 28. The ...Submitted by Heather Travale

LLLC Bookmark Contest winners announced
The Lafayette Library and Learning Center Bookmark Contest attracted about 500 entries this year.
The winners of each grade level participated in the Bookmark Contest Award Ceremony. ...
Submitted by Kay Pekrul

National Charity League hosts tea at Moraga Royale
The members of the 2021 class of the ...Submitted by Audrey Allen

Music Student Service League and Macy's Fundraiser raises $7K for Rett syndrome
The Music Student Service League (MSSL) partnered with Macy's of Walnut Creek April 28 and hosted the first annual fashion show in support of the Katie Nues Foundation. MSSL is a student-run, nonprofit organization, whose mission is to spread happiness through music, ...Submitted by Bianca Tung

Sharon Reichow Memorial Scholarship offered for middle school students
For the 2018-19 academic year, The Saklan ...Submitted by Christine Kuckuk

Kicks4Kids Athletic Shoe Drive to help 200 local under-resourced youth
Level Up Sports Academy, a nonprofit youth development program in Contra Costa County, has launched its Kicks4Kids Athletic Shoe Drive, serving under-resourced youth ages 5-13 in Contra Costa County. Level Up is currently collecting new or gently used athletic shoes, ...Submitted by Christine Ayers

AAUW Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette STEM Conference at SMC
Examining a sheep's brain, noting the differences from a human brain, making slime, and getting creative with coding. These are but a few of the hands-on workshops that 200 middle school girls attended at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) ...By Bobbie Dodson-Nielsen

Fifth-grader takes 2nd in Spelling Bee
Nadia Mujaddidi, fifth grader at Del Rey Elementary School in Orinda, took second place at the countywide spelling bee on March 24.

Orinda Troop 303 honors three new Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 303 in Orinda inducted three new Eagle Scouts - Liam Glynn, Evan Draeger and Walker Lambert - at an Eagle Court of Honor March 17 at St. Stephens Church in Orinda. To earn this highest advancement rank in Scouting, Scouts must fulfill requirements in ...Submitted by Cathy Lambert

Local student named California National Geographic State Bee semifinalist
Lafayette sixth-grader Ben Marek was notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2018 California National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held April 6 at Cal State University, Fresno.
Submitted by Jill Marek

Lions Club recycles used glasses to help those in third world countries
Lions Club International, which sponsors ...Submitted by Fred George

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