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Los Altos Kiwanis Club names 2017 scholarship winners


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The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos awarded scholarships to six graduating seniors in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District. Pictured, from left, are Superintendent Jeff Harding, Yu Zhu, Judy Tutuvanu, Mike Hernandez-Martinez, Tiana Bolin, Kiwanis Club Scholarship Chairman Howard Bischoff, Valeria Castro-Chavez, Vanness Leung and Foothill President Thuy Thi Nguyen.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos recently awarded scholarships to six graduating seniors from the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District.

At a celebratory luncheon last week, Kiwanis Club officials presented scholarships to Judy Tutuvanu and Mike Hernandez-Martinez of Alta Vista High School, Vanness Leung and Valeria Castro-Chavez of Los Altos High and Tiana Bolin and Yu Zhu of Mountain View High.

Student wins scholarship for fashion design


Left Photo Courtesy of National League of American Pen Women
Art Chairwoman Patricia J. Dennis, left, awards Isabella Baynard the Felicia Pollock Memorial Scholarship on behalf of the National League of American Pen Women. Baynard’s designs include a reversible kimono patterned with a print of Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.”

Los Altos High senior Isabella Baynard last month received the Felicia Pollock Memorial Scholarship from the Santa Clara County branch of the National League of American Pen Women.

The organization, whose Santa Clara branch was established in 1922, comprises professional woman artists, composers and writers. Its mission is to promote the creation of artistic work that meets a high professional standard, and to provide support to community members in artistic fields.

Local student artists selected for museum exhibition


Artwork Courtesy of Madeleine Crow
Winning works in the “Art Now” exhibition include digital art by Mountain View High student Estelle De Zan, “No Ideas Too Wild or Dreams Too Big,” above.

The artwork of students from five local high schools has been selected for display in the sixth annual “Art Now” exhibition at New Museum Los Gatos. Their works will be on display Thursday through April 16.

A jury comprising art professionals from UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State University and Santa Clara University selected the winning artworks. The competition, open to all high school students in Santa Clara County, received 849 entries in 2016. This year’s entrants created work responding to the theme of “Choices.”

Homestead High band selected to perform in 2018 Rose Parade


Courtesy of Homestead High School
Lance Tibbet, president of the Tournament of Roses Parade, left, visits with members of the Homestead High School Mighty Mustang Marching Band earlier this month. The band is slated to perform in the parade Jan. 1.

The president of the Tournament of Roses Parade visited with the Homestead High School Mighty Mustang Marching Band March 7 to congratulate them on being selected to march in the Jan. 1 Rose Parade in Pasadena.

Lance Tibbet discussed the history of the parade, the prestige of being chosen and this year’s theme, “Making a Difference.”

Pinewood students win drama recognition


Courtesy of iTheatrics
Pinewood students perform “Do You Love Me?” from “Fiddler on the Roof JR.”

Pinewood School’s Drama Club received recognition at the 2017 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival in Sacramento last month.

Kaanchana Parameswaran won the Freddie G Excellent Individual Performance by a Female award; Julian Gold was named to the Tech Theater All-Stars, a select group that worked side-by-side with seasoned professionals and served on the technical crew for the awards ceremony; and Michael Shtrom and Maryjane Osborne were named to the Junior Theater Festival All-Stars, which performed a song during the closing ceremony for the 1,500 festival attendees.

Noteworthies March 8 2017

Blach seventh-grader receives music scholarship

Foothill Symphonic Winds recently honored Blach Intermediate School seventh-grader Eligh Collier as recipient of the 2017 Nick Stumbaugh Memorial Music Award.

Eligh, who plays string bass, will receive a scholarship for 18 weeks of private lessons at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View. Eligh’s name will be added to the plaque in the Blach band room commemorating Stumbaugh and the other students who have won the award.


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