MVLA honors Students of the Month

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District named Los Altos High junior Owen MacKenzie and Mountain View High junior Tejas Thvar May Students of the Month.

MacKenzie, a member of Los Altos High’s cross-country team, was the second-fastest junior at a recent state-level competition. He set records of 4:19 in the mile and 9:20 in the 2-mile race.

When he’s not on the track, MacKenzie is the lead singer, bassist and rhythm guitarist for the band Shark Cops, which raised more than $350 to purchase eight guitars to donate to The View Teen Center in Mountain View.

He also serves as expansion team coordinator for One Dollar For Life, a nonprofit organization that fundraises to build classrooms, clinics and other small-scale projects in developing countries.

District trustees honored Thvar for his academic and philanthropic work. He founded a nonprofit group, Education for All, through which he donates water filters to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. He is also a member of a variety of school clubs.

Thvar takes Advanced Placement U.S. History, two AP Physics classes, AP Spanish IV and American Literature Honors.

He plans to attend a four-year university and study electrical engineering and computer science.

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