Egan students shine at Viking Showcase

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Egan Junior High School eighth-graders – from left, Tanish Chettiar, Shelli Lewis, Bryn Kenehan and Jack Hitching – take turns highlighting their achievements during the Viking Showcase May 31.

Egan Junior High School student Tanish Chettiar compared the school to a tree and each student to a leaf striving for excellence during his presentation May 31 at the school’s annual Viking Showcase, an event designed for graduating eighth-graders to highlight their achievements from their two years at Egan.

Students participating in the showcase were divided into small groups and assigned to one or two adult volunteers, who gave feedback after each student’s speech.

Local high schools face off in Bike to the Future competition

Local schools were well represented at the Bike to the Future competition, with Los Altos, Mountain View and Alta Vista high schools among the seven teams vying to build the best electric bicycle.

Mountain View came away with second place, Los Altos finished fourth and Alta Vista took fifth at the inaugural event, held May 5 at Gilroy Gardens.

Student Film Festival at Los Altos High School showcases emerging talent

From stop-motion animation to drama and comedy, films made by Los Altos High School students will premiere at the school’s annual Student Film Festival, scheduled 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the school’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

The film festival has run for the past six years under the guidance of veteran film teacher Susana Herrera.

History comes to life at St. Simon Parish School

Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
St. Simon Parish School students Claire Provencher, left, dresses as astronaut Sally Ride and Caitlin Lee as Leonardo da Vinci for the school’s recent “living” Wax Museum exhibition.

Marie Curie, Alexander Hamilton, Betsy Ross, Elon Musk, two Abraham Lincolns and more than 30 other historical heroes all attended St. Simon Parish School’s “living” Wax Museum exhibition May 9.

The event enabled the school’s third-graders to showcase their knowledge of history’s trailblazers.

Stanford Code Camp serves Bay Area teen girls

Approximately 200 girls from 100 Bay Area high schools – including Los Altos High – attended the annual Code Camp organized by Stanford University’s Girls Teaching Girls to Code program.

In the free eight-hour camp April 21, teen girls learned from 60 female Stanford students.

G-Time program distinguishes Gardner Bullis

Gardner Bullis School principal Nadia Oskolkoff accepted the California Distinguished Schools award on behalf of the school from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson last week in Anaheim.

California has 5,868 public elementary schools, as of the 2016-2017 school year. Among the ones that applied to the California Distinguished Schools program, 287 were selected for recognition.

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