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Checking out the chickens

School ChickensStudents in Kendal Sager’s Backyard Farmers class wait with lettuce snacks in hand for a visit from Sager’s hungry chickens. In addition to the meet-and-greet with hen Francesca Featherbottom and rooster Drumstick, kids learned about raising chicks, beekeeping and planting their own vegetables.

LAHS student ponders mentors, writing life and starting over

Courtesy of Trinity Suh
Los Altos High School student Trinity Suh’s recently released third novel tells the story of a young woman who goes on a journey of self-discovery.

For Trinity Suh, a rising senior at Los Altos High School, writing is more than a homework assignment or a means to a great college essay.

“I think of it as kind of a personal reflective time. … It gives me personal space,” she said.

Los Altos High teacher honored for science education

The Santa Clara County Office of Education recently named Darren Dressen, a chemistry teacher at Los Altos High School, one of the winners of the Texas Instruments Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards.


Katja Diekgers of Los Altos and Kelsey Fenger of Los Altos Hills made the spring semester dean’s list at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Youth Drama For All wins grant, boosts accessibility

Courtesy of Youth Drama for All
Youth Drama For All founders Sue Voiss and Stacy Rademacher, from left, accept a grant on behalf of the inclusive theater group from Brad Elman, center, of Million Dollar Round Table. Also pictured are Spencer Elman and Julia Elman.

Youth Drama For All plans to use new technology to help young special-needs performers express themselves, leveraging a $3,000 grant from the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation to expand the organization’s resources.

While new teleprompters may aid actors who can’t memorize lines, iPads will enable performers to work with the latest version of scripts, which are updated frequently to respond to individual actors’ passions and abilities.


James Brewer of Los Altos graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration. He made the school’s spring semester dean’s list.

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