Scouting News

Daniel Beatty, left, and Julan Prasad earned their Eagle ranks.

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 members Daniel Beatty and Julan Prasad will celebrate earning their Eagle Scout ranks at a ceremony scheduled 3 p.m. June 7 at the American Legion, 347 First St., Los Altos.

For his Eagle project, Beatty, a senior at Los Altos High School, organized and coordinated the renovation of a scoring booth at the Los Altos Little League field, including installing a concrete floor and a wind break. Beatty has been active in Scouting since the age of 7 in Tiger Cubs. He is the son of Dave and Diane Beatty.


Local philanthropist Fenwick wins award


Los Altos Hills resident Jan Fenwick received Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award for community service, presented annually to an alumna who exhibits excellence and outstanding leadership in her career or volunteer service.

“I am truly flabbergasted to receive this award because I am sure there are many who are more deserving,” Fenwick said. “It’s such a thoughtful act on the part of my Pi Phi sisters to nominate me.”




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.


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