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Smooth sailing for duo from Los Altos High

courtesy of Alfred Tadros
Albert Zhao, left, and Amir Tadros of Los Altos work as a team to maneuver the sailboat.

Little known to many, there is a small but thriving sailing community in the Bay Area. Two Los Altos High sophomores, Amir Tadros and Albert Zhao, are part of it.

The duo comprises the unofficial Los Altos High sailing team.

Hills resident Ho claims division at Hong Kong Junior Open

Living up to her reputation for resolve, squash player Madison Ho of Los Altos Hills rallied from a four-point deficit to claim the under-11 girls division of the Hong Kong Junior Open.

Madison trailed 8-4 and 10-8 in the fourth game of the final, but she came back to win 12-10 to take the match.

Burdick nets state scholar-athlete award for efforts in tennis, golf and classroom

Courtesy of Marie Borin Burdick
Los Altos High’s Carina Burdick holds the glass award she received for being named a CIF/Farmers Scholar-Athlete.

Whether she’s on the court, on the course or in the classroom, Los Altos High’s Carina Burdick finds a way to shine. That combination of success as a tennis player, golfer and student has earned the newly graduated senior a scholar-athlete award from the California Interscholastic Federation.

After winning a Central Coast Section tennis title in the fall and helping the Eagles’ golf team make the postseason in the spring, Burdick last month received a CIF/Farmers Scholar-Athlete scholarship award. Only 20 of the 400 seniors who applied received a $2,000 scholarship from the CIF, which governs the state’s high school sports. Burdick was one of two recipients from the CCS.

Los Altos High swimmers hope experiences at U.S. Olympic Trials will pay off next time

Courtesy of Albert Gwo
Los Altos High’s Gabrielle Anderson, left, and Albert Gwo, right, stand with Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics teammates Jenna Campbell, second from left, and Izzi Henig at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

For Los Altos High’s Gabrielle Anderson and Albert Gwo, competing at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials was like summer school in the pool. Neither swimmer qualified for the games in Rio, but both said they learned a lot.

Anderson and Gwo seemed to take plenty of mental notes at the trials, held June 26 through July 3 in Omaha, Neb.

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