Homestead High band selected to perform in 2018 Rose Parade

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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

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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.

Local student wins $50K for science research

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Manan Shah, Los Altos resident and senior at The Harker School, placed second at the Siemens Competition, earning a $50,000 scholarship.

Los Altos resident Manan Shah, a senior at The Harker School, won a $50,000 scholarship for his research project earlier this month.

Shah earned second place at the 17th annual Siemens Competition national finals in Washington, D.C., for developing a computational model aimed at helping pathologists more rapidly and accurately assess the severity of breast cancer tumor growth and spread.

St. Francis student earns perfect AP exam score


Los Altos resident Ryan Chandra, a senior at St. Francis High School, earned a perfect score on his AP English Language and Composition exam, taken last spring.

Advanced Placement tests are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 equivalent to an A grade in the corresponding college course.

LAHS receives Green Business recertification

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Celebrating Los Altos High’s green achievement are, from left, Amy Brown, director of the county’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency; Los Altos High School Assistant Principal Galen Rosenberg; Green Team students Sarah Chang and Hannah Yang; County Supervisor Dave Cortese; and Santa Clara Valley Water District Director Linda J. LeZotte.

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese recently commended Los Altos High School for achieving Green Business recertification.

Green Team student representatives Sarah Chang and Hannah Yang, adviser Sybil Cramer and Assistant Principal Galen Rosenberg were on hand to accept congratulations for their efforts in fulfilling qualifications to earn the Green Business certification renewal.

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