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Local high schools earn Newsweek rankings

Of the more than 25,000 public high schools nationwide recently reviewed by Newsweek magazine, Los Altos High School ranked 71st and Mountain View High School ranked 189th.

Last year Los Altos High came in at 132nd and Mountain View High at 229th.

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MVLA Foundation's $1.3 million grant sets record

What a difference a decimal point makes.

In 1982, when the Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation was founded, the parent-organized group raised $13,000. This year, the foundation awarded the Mountain View Los Altos High Union High School District a $1.3 million grant, the largest in the 32-year history of the nonprofit organization that raises money to fund academic programs. The grant represents a 40-fold increase in contributions since the foundation’s inception.

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MVLA Community Scholars supports students


Courtesy of MVLA Community Scholars
The MVLA Community Scholars program awards scholarships each year. This year the organization selected more than 20 local students to receive scholarships, left. Recipients are the first in their families to attend college, and the organization continues its support throughout college by providing mentors.

The Mountain View Los Altos Community Scholars program awarded more than 20 scholarships this year to local students in need.

Recipients include Yuriria Acevedo-Perez, Ion Blanari, Jesus Caballero, Gloria Carbajal, Rosa Carrera, Jennifer Corona, Selina Ellis, Jessica Fernandez, Barbara Garcia, Estefani Gomez Pacheco, Dafne Hernandez, Arely Leon, Kathleen Maeda, Marco Martinez, Carlos Pacheco Miranda, Roann Pao, Oscar Ramirez, Liliana Rios, Victor Ruiz, Nisha Sharma, Michael Torio, Karlwillie Wilson, Lucy Xiao and Stephanie Yau.

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LAEF raises $3.3 million for LASD schools


Colleen Hawk/Special to the Town Crier 
The Los Altos Educational Foundation funds music instruction in elementary schools in the Los Altos School District.

The Los Altos Educational Foundation recently reached its annual fundraising goal of $3.3 million for the Los Altos School District.

The foundation raises funds to supplement the financial resources of the district to support additional academic and enrichment programs that improve the overall education of students in district schools.

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Homestead High School Class of 2014 (local residents)

homestead grad 2014

The Town Crier last week inadvertently ran the 2013 list of local Homestead High School list of graduates. We regret the error and will print the correct list in the June 18 issue. This year’s list of local graduates follows.

Peyjmon Ahmad

Giancarlo Alfano

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Pinewood School Class of 2014

Madeline Corbett Augustine

Leeana Christylle Bade

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St. Francis High School Class of 2014 (local residents)


Megha Agarwal

Alexandra R. Annen

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