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.

Schools Briefs December 7 2016

Egan presents Holiday Faire

Egan Junior High School has scheduled its annual Holiday Faire 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday in the school’s multipurpose room, 100 W. Portola Avenue, Los Altos.

More than 300 students will host 170 booths with original handcrafted items such as hats, scarves, jewelry, homemade treats, ornaments, candies, wallets and more.

JustREAD helps local English learner students

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JustREAD volunteer Elenora Nelson works with a sixth-grader at Crittenden Middle School.

JustREAD seeks to broaden its impact on local students’ lives by adding to its volunteer pool.

The 12-year-old nonprofit organization provides academic support for middle and high school students in the Mountain View Whisman and Mountain View Los Altos Union High school districts, including one-on-one tutoring for students struggling in math and English. The program serves students at Crittenden and Graham Middle schools and Mountain View High.

Schools Briefs Nov. 30 2016

Nonprofit group seeks laptops for Egan students

Los Altos High School junior Terence Lee seeks donations of functioning laptops (Windows or Mac platform) with appropriate power adapters for students in need at Egan Junior High School.

Lee’s nonprofit EqOpTech aims to bridge the gap for students who do not have laptops at home.

Living Classroom seeks volunteers

The Living Classroom Program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and appreciate nature.

Volunteer docents lead interactive, hands-on lessons to teach students the interconnectedness of the world. The program reaches all grade levels in the Los Altos School District and includes hands-on education in science, math and social studies. The program now also serves schools in the Mountain View Whisman and Palo Alto Unified school districts.

MVLA board honors longtime trustee

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Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian honors outgoing Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Trustee Susan Sweeley at the Nov. 21 MVLA board meeting.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees honored one of its own last week.

Susan Sweeley, who has served on the board for 16 years, plans to step down after Monday’s board meeting.

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