The art of helping others: LAHS student creates website to raise funds for nonprofit groups

Courtesy of Nick Cosgrove
The Los Altos High Metallic Palette team – from left, Andrew Cho, Duncan Koblas, Arjun Singla and Mark Padaong – collaborates on an artistic fundraiser.

Nonprofit group needs laptops for students

EqOpTech, founded by Los Altos High School junior Terence Lee, seeks donations of functioning laptops (Windows or Mac) with appropriate power adapters for students in need.

Collection drives are ongoing at Blach Intermediate School and Monta Loma Elementary School.

The nonprofit EqOpTech works to connect students with limited technology access to the resources they need to do schoolwork at home.

Volunteers will refurbish each laptop and delete all personal data. Passwords should be disabled prior to donating.

Donations are tax deductible, and a tax receipt will be provided on request.

To donate, drop off at the collection box at Blach, 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos; or Monta Loma, 460 Thompson Ave., Mountain View.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LASD solicits teacher housing

The Los Altos School District, in partnership with Los Altos Community Foundation, is compiling an electronic bulletin board connecting district teachers with local residents’ available rental housing. The board will serve both veteran teachers and new hires looking for affordable housing near district schools.

Housing options include apartments, in-law units and suites with their own entrances that are available beginning in July or August.

For more information, call Erin Green at 947-1150, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Schools Briefs

Local students earn college honors

Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, recently recognized two Los Altos students for their academic accomplishments. Mary Albright, a biology and computer science major, received the James Malcolm Moulton Prize in Biology. David Reichert, who is majoring in computer science, received the Allen B. Tucker Computer Science Research Prize.

Meghan Perna of Los Altos made the spring dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. To receive the honor, she earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

Alisha Parikh and Corey Fitz of Los Altos made the spring dean’s list at Emerson College in Boston. Parikh, a journalism major, and Fitz, a marketing communications major, earned at least a 3.7 grade-point average.

Rishi Bommannan and Cole Limbach of Los Altos made the fall semester 2016 dean’s list at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Bommannan, a St. Francis High School graduate, is majoring in neuroscience. Limbach, a Los Altos High School alumnus, is majoring in philosophy and politics.

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