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Covington hosts Abilities Awareness Week

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Covington School sixth graders learn about fine motor school difficulties some students might have by trying to button up a coat with socks on their hands.

Covington School students gained an understanding of the struggles of fellow students with learning challenges Jan. 5 and 6 during Abilities Awareness Week.

“This program builds empathy in our students and helps them understand that we all have challenges and strengths,” said Covington Principal Wade Spenader.

Local students perform in Rose Parade

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Mountain View High School students and alumni, from left, Thomas Hubel, Tanner Machala, Matt Costales, Kevin Iwai, Braydon Ross, Andrew Tey, Pearl Kaewpanya, Charles Ho, Lou Rosen and Dominic Hugyik performed in the Rose Parade Jan. 2.

Fourteen current and former students of Los Altos and Mountain View High schools marched in the Rose Parade Jan. 2 as members of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, the corps made parade history by performing both for the opening ceremony and as the final marching unit to close the parade.

Schools Briefs January 11 2017

Mentor Tutor Connection seeks volunteers

Mentor Tutor Connection, a nonprofit group that has provided mentors and tutors to local students for 20 years, has scheduled a volunteer open house and luncheon noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 18 at the El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Road, Mountain View.

The organization seeks mentors for high school students and tutors for students in kindergarten to eighth grade.

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Rullo brings more cheer to Mtn. View High cheerleading squad

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Mountain View High School junior Anneli Rullo, center, cheers with her fellow squad members at a football game in November.

After cheering for her brother, who was quarterback of the Los Altos High football team at the time, 6-year-old Anneli Rullo knew she wanted to be a cheerleader.

“We bought her a little uniform, and the next thing I knew, she was on the sidelines,” said Anneli’s father, Robert Rullo. “She talked about it all summer and was relentless.”

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