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BCS hosts Opera à la Carte

Courtesy of Stacey Walter
Bullis Charter School students perform with professionals during the Opera à la Carte program’s recent visit to the school.

There was music in the air last month when the San Francisco Opera traveled to Bullis Charter School to showcase the Opera à la Carte program.

Bullis Charter School was selected to host the special presentation, and the school’s sixth-graders performed. Sponsored by the Opera Guild, Opera à la Carte provides an immersive opera experience to schools across the Bay Area.

St. Francis students share stories of inspirational teens

Courtesy of Justin Duan
St. Francis High senior Sid Mani, left, rides a go-cart he made. Fellow St. Francis seniors Akash Singhal and Justin Duan recently launched a website spotlighting teens like Mani who are pursuing innovative interests.

St. Francis High School seniors Justin Duan and Akash Singhal joined forces to create HSCanvas, a website that shares the stories of inspiring Bay Area youth.

Last year, Duan said he noticed a number of “ordinary teenagers undeterred by their age independently exploring their interests through innovative projects.”

Los Altos High students protest Haitian election

Courtesy of Duncan Drewry
Los Altos High School students show their support for fair elections in Haiti Sept. 30 in Palo Alto.

Approximately 40 Los Altos High School students spent their afternoon protesting for a cause in Palo Alto Sept. 30.

With signs declaring “Don’t Steal Haiti’s Elections” and “Black Lives Matter from Haiti to the Bay,” the students were out in force to spread awareness of the interference in Haiti’s election process.

Foothill launches 4-year baccalaureate program

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Foothill College dental hygiene students, from left, Ha Thai, Tien Nguyen and Ashly Davis discuss patient medical history.

Foothill College dental hygiene students can smile brighter now that the college officially offers a Bachelor of Science degree in the discipline.

Foothill’s dental hygiene program last year was named one of 15 community college programs with the ability to award a four-year degree.

Local Scout's Eagle project evolves into pilot program at Sunday Friends

Courtesy of Terence Lee
Los Altos High School students, from left, Terence Lee, Jane Zhao, Emma Kwan and David Ding are part of EqOpTech, a student-run nonprofit organization that works with Sunday Friends.

What began as an idea for a Boy Scout Eagle project – which earned Terence Lee a Congressional Award Gold Medal for social service – continues to evolve.

The Los Altos High School junior recently launched EqOpTech, a student-run nonprofit organization that promotes equal opportunity learning and STEM education through technology in underserved communities. The company, founded in May, partnered with Khan Academy to present education workshops at Sunday Friends of San Jose, a nonprofit agency that supports low-income families in the community.

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