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Under the guidance of Keith Guiterrez, the Redwood Grove coordinator, 12 scouts from Troop 37 of Los Altos cleaned up the rain storm damage in Los Altos' Redwood Grove on March 12. With tools in hand, they felled a tree and removed debris and a "man-made" dam from the creek bed.

Erik Yewell, son of Nancy and Dave Yewell of Los Altos Hills, a 1992 grad of Los Altos High School, made the Dean's List at the University of California at San Diego Revelle College for the winter quarter. He will be graduating this coming June with a bachelor's degree in computer science with a full major in graphic arts.

The Federated Woman's Club of Los Altos conducted its third annual student art contest on March 13. This year, there were 47 entries. First place winners will receive $50 bonds. The following are the results of the contest:

First grade: Sarah Tanaka, first place; Stephanie Benedict, second place. Second grade: Morgan Moy, first place. Third grade: Emily Hung, first place; Eiji Iwaski, second place; Justin Woo, third place. Fourth grade: Heather Goodman, first place; Ben Clifford, second place; Shiela Donovan, third place. Fifth grade: Brian Ho, first place; Nora Germano, second place; Mieke Marple, third place; Angela Liao, honorable mention. Sixth grade: Andrea Cummings, first place; Andy Compton, second place.

Eight Los Altos High School students and one teacher received certificates from the Tandy Technology Scholars program in recognition of their achievements in the areas of math, science, and computer science. This year, the Tandy Technology Scholars program will honor 28,100 seniors. The academic top 2 percent of graduating seniors are eligible to receive certificates recognizing their academic achievements. David Brunner, Helen Chiang, Adrienne Faillace, Tammy Hwang, Esther Jeng, Priya Rajendran and Julia Sherbakov received certificates. Brunner and Sherbakov were Los Altos High School's nominees. Brunner received national honorable mention. Gregory Stoehr was the school's nominee as outstanding teacher in math, science, or computer science.

Fourteen students from Los Altos High School represented the 30-member "Eagle Strike" team at Disneyland's Epcot Center April 10-12 in a robotics competition. The event challenged students to build a robot that could hang tires on a tree, while preventing opponents from doing so.

The team, competing among 150 schools, did not reach the finals, but did well, according to team parent Lisa Langston.

Key members participating at Disneyland included Jason Smith, Quinn Hennig-Hance, Peter Khairolomour, Dietrich Ho and Brian Rutkin.

Chief sponsor of the event was NASA, but Failure Analysis of Menlo Park sponsored the Los Altos High team. The Packard Foundation also contributed $5,000 to cover team expenses.

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