Local teens join forces to raise money to conquer cancer

Los Altos High School sophomores Lucy Schmidt and Rebecca Russakow have formed a team to participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year Campaign.

Los Altos teen co-stars in Netflix series, aims to be role model for others with disabilities

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Sophie Kim, right, co-stars in the series “The Healing Powers of Dude,” directed by Richie Keen, left.

Co-starring in the Netflix series “The Healing Powers of Dude,” Los Altos High School freshman Sophie Kim aspires to be a role model for other young people with disabilities.

Students build hand-sanitizing stations for local businesses

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A hands-free hand-sanitizing station stand built by the Mountain View High School Creator Club sits at the entrance to Cranberry Scoop in downtown Los Altos.

The pandemic didn’t put a halt to Creator Club leaders Marika Ragnartz and Josie Penix’s drive to creatively engineer solutions for their community. The Mountain View High School juniors recently built hands-free hand sanitizing stations for local businesses and included their fellow club members in the process by creating kits for them to build from home.

LASD community helps feed families during pandemic

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LASD Community Gives Back helps families facing food insecurity.

Every week, former Santa Rita School teacher Trish Mitchell rallies support for the LASD Community Gives Back project, which helps Los Altos School District families grappling with food insecurity.

Los Altos natives write children’s book

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Meredith and Dan Parker wrote a kid’s book about screen time.

Inspired by the prevalence of technology in society, Los Altos natives Meredith and Dan Parker have written a children’s book about the consequences of screen time.

LAHS students offer free environmental sustainability course

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Los Altos High Green Team club members developed a virtual environmental sustainability course.

Three Los Altos High School freshmen have joined forces to create a free virtual course to teach others in the community about environmental sustainability.

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