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Blach places 4th, Egan 8th at math competition

A student team from Blach Intermediate School of Los Altos placed fourth overall at a March 8 MATHCOUNTS competition at the University of California at Davis.

A team from Egan Intermediate, also from Los Altos, placed eighth, overall.

The competition, sponsored by the California Society of Professional Engineers, offers a series of complex math problems through "sprint," "target" and "team rounds. Both Blach and Egan teams performed well at Feb. 8 regional competitions, advancing to the statewide competition.

The Blach team, coached by Marron Honigman, is: Wes Battle; Serena Chang; Kristine Yu; and Eunpi Cho.

Loyola science fair scheduled

Loyola School will present its fourth annual science fair 1-3 p.m. this Saturday at the campus, 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos. Students from kindergarten through sixth grade will display their exhibits to the public. Included will be a small animal exhibit and hands-on activities, as well as an environmental display sponsored by Nor Cal Waste Systems.

For more information, call 964-5165.

Student art show at Hillview

The Los Altos Art Docents will hold their annual student art show, featuring artwork by every student in the Los Altos Elementary School District, Thursday through Sunday at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. Children, parents, relatives, friends and the general public are welcome. Admission is free.

Gallery hours are 3-5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 1-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Artwork by Blach and Egan intermediate school students and Los Altos and Mountain View high school students will also be on display.

On Saturday, from 1-3 p.m., children are invited to participate in fun and creative hands-on art activities.

The art show is presented by the Los Altos Art Docents, with support from the Los Altos Parks and Recreation Department, the Los Altos Art Club, and the PTAs of the elementary schools. The art docents are volunteers who, for 26 years, have been bringing appreciation and bands-on art lessons into the classrooms of all six Los Altos elementary schools.

For more information about the art docent program, call 941-4010, ext. 18.

LA High School hosts college fair

Los Altos High School will be hosting the district College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 23 in the Los Altos High School cafetorium.

Students and their parents will be able to meet with more than 75 alumni representatives from colleges and universities throughout the United States. This is an opportunity to gather information about college admission requirements, tuition, financial aid, housing, and special programs.

The high school is located at 201 Almond Ave. in Los Altos.

Legislation and the family

Natalie Williams will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of Parents Involved in Education, Los Altos Chapter. The meeting is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. April 24 at the First Baptist Church of Los Altos, 625 Magdalena Ave., room 620 in Burkhart Hall.

Williams, director of education affairs with the Capital Resource Institute in Sacramento, will discuss how to lobby and how her institute, a family issues policy center, helps families.

For more information, call 948-9551.

Teen job fairs seek businesses

Businesses interested in hiring teens for summer work are invited to participate in a 1997 Teen Job Fair to be held April 10 at Los Altos High School. The event will run from 2-3:30 p.m.

More than 400 students and 30 businesses are expected to attend the job fair.

There is no fee for business participation.

The Teen Job Fair is sponsored by the Mountain View Recreation Division and the Los Altos Recreation Department in conjunction with the work experience programs at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools. For registration information, call Jack Smith at 903-6403.

MV-LA foundation seeks volunteer

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation needs a volunteer to track prospective donors. The foundation, which raises more than $100,000 annually for district programs not funded by the normal budget.

The volunteer will work with the database chairman to perfect a database of foundation donors. It is preferable that the volunteer be familiar the with the program "4th Dimension," but it is not essential. Expertise in setting up Web pages is also desirable.

For more information, call 813-2580.

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