PAMF Scholarship and More

Physicians at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation award scholarships annually to high school students who plan to pursue careers in medicine.

The Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group Pre-Medical Scholarships – $25,000 per recipient – are paid out to students over five years.

Schools Briefs: Foothill EMS and More

Foothill EMS program receives recognition

Foothill College’s Emergency Medical Services program received a proclamation at the Feb. 12 Palo Alto City Council meeting in honor of its contributions to the city’s medical services.

Foothill Board of Trustees President Bruce Swensen accepted the proclamation from Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss.

Schools Briefs: BCS Exchange Students & More


Courtesy of Stacey Walter
Bullis Charter School physical education teacher Joseph Stark, left, teaches archery to exchange students from China last week.

St. Francis president submits resignation

St. Francis High School President Simon Chiu recently resigned.

The school’s board of directors has launched a search to find Chiu’s successor. In the meantime, Father Tony Mancuso will serve as interim president.

Schools Briefs: Talking with teaens and more

Kiwanis Kids collect used eyeglasses

Loyola School’s K-Kids Club recently launched its annual Share Old Spectacles drive.

The K-Kids, sponsored by the Los Altos Kiwanis Club, collects used eyeglasses and donates them to Direct Relief International, which identifies the prescriptions, repairs them and distributes them around the world to those who can’t afford glasses.

Schools Briefs: Refugees, trustees and more


Courtesy of Lucy Lee
Terence Lee, left, received a Jefferson Awards medal from the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Jack Russi earlier this month.

LAHS senior receives Jefferson Awards medal

Terence Lee, a senior at Los Altos High School, received a Jefferson Awards medal Jan. 17, recognizing his public service.

The Jefferson Awards Foundation honored Lee for turning what began as his Eagle Scout Project into a nonprofit organization that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering refurbished computers, workshops and mentoring services to underserved students.

Schools Briefs: Robotics, art and more

BCS sixth-graders compete in robotics

The Yomibots, Bullis Charter School’s five-member robotics team, are scheduled to compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League championships Sunday, after a first-place finish at a competition in November.

Sixth-graders Gabriel Ancajas, Nikash Gupta, Sean Herby, Chase Omura and Alex Zaretzki invented the Greymobile, a bike that can deliver greywater (recycled water without much contamination) to water plants.


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