Project Cornerstone honors local resident

The YMCA of Silicon Valley recognized Los Altos resident Megan Crissman as one of four Project Cornerstone Volunteers of the Year.

Project Cornerstone, a community-based initiative, seeks to build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults.



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Merry Lee Eilers, left, serves as host for Tabassum Adnan, a 2015 International Women of Courage awardee.

Resident accompanies Women of Courage

Los Altos Hills resident Merry Lee Eilers traveled to Washington, D.C., in March to serve as hostess to Pakistani women’s rights advocate Tabassum Adnan, selected as one of 10 International Women of Courage.

Founded in 2007 by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the International Women of Courage program honors women who exemplify “courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality and social progress, often at great personal risk,” according to State Department officials.


Scouting News

Boy Scout Troop 88 new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Mark Trammell, Cyrus Cowley, Nathan Adams, Dylan Fluckiger and Sean Allen.

5 Scouts from Troop 88 earn Eagle rank

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 88 recently recognized Nathan Adams, Sean Allen, Cyrus Cowley, Dylan Fluckiger and Mark Trammell for achieving the Eagle Scout rank, the highest distinction in Boy Scouts.

The troop honored the five Scouts at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony March 29 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Altos.


Photo of the Week

Under the travel theme, Paul George of Los Altos used a Honeywell Pentax SP 500 (predigital) to take this photo at a children’s playground in Paris. The Town Crier invites readers of all ages to submit photos for next week’s edition of “Photo of the Week.” Next week’s theme is Los Altos park scenes. Email entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Include your name, the type of camera used, a description of the photo and your inspiration for taking it.


Scouting News

Jack Tomkins

Troop 31 Scout earns Eagle rank

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 31’s Jack Tomkins, a student at Los Altos High School and the Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts.

He received his Eagle Scout rank in a ceremony at Los Altos Lutheran Church.


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