Spartan Turkey Trot celebrates 10 years of Thanksgiving races

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A group of children participate in the 2018 Spartan Turkey Trot. The event celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.

When the Spartan Turkey Trot began in 2010, only 100 or so people participated. Year-by-year the event has grown and now a crowd of well over 1,000 consistently shows up at Mountain View High School for the Thanksgiving morning event.

Fifth-graders compete in entrepreneurial challenge

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Kaitlyn Lu explains her group’s plan to improve Bullis Charter School’s garden.

When looking for ways to improve the garden at Bullis Charter School’s north campus, Maya Panchal and a group of three fellow fifth-graders focused on the role bees and bugs play in growing plants.

Los Altos student promotes financial literacy for kids

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Anisha Reddy teaches kids about personal finance at the East Palo Alto Library.

In school, students learn about a wide variety of topics, from the quadratic formula to the American Revolution. However, personal finance and financial literacy is one subject that is rarely covered. Local high-schooler Anisha Reddy is working to change that.

Los Altos teen turns TV spotlight on Estrellita Mexican Bistro

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Roshni Sangani, second from left, poses with “Check Please! Bay Area” host Leslie Sbrocco, second from right, and her two fellow guests who appeared with Sangani on an episode of the show that aired last week.

Ever since Roshni Sangani was a small child, she has had a love of cooking and food, but last week was the first time she got to share her passion on television.

Oak sixth-graders spearhead fundraiser for hurricane relief

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Dhruv Vijay, left, and Rohan Gadde organized a school fundraiser to help support Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. The three classes that raised the most funds got popsicles at lunch.

When Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas last month and caused widespread destruction, it made headlines around the world. Oak Avenue School sixth-graders Rohan Gadde and Dhruv Vijay heard about the storm and took matters into their own hands, organizing a schoolwide fundraiser to support relief efforts.

Young Tsang brothers publish writing guide

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Los Altos brothers Alex, left, and Thomas Tsang recently wrote and published the educational children’s book “There’s Something Fishy about Writing.”

Sometimes writing truly is a family affair.

With help from their mom and aunt, two young brothers from Los Altos recently wrote and published an educational children’s book, “There’s Something Fishy about Writing.”

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