Los Altos DAR chapter gives scholarship, honors student

The Los Altos Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored Mountain View High School senior Cathy Zhang as its 2018 Good Citizen Award winner.

Zhang is a 2017 National Merit Semifinalist and National AP Scholar. She is co-president of the Computer Science Club and a founding member and coordinator of TEDx at Mountain View High. She also is a member of the girls varsity golf and badminton teams.

Alta Vista High School Class of 2018

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Angel Aguilar-Orozco

Marcus Alvarado

Oak Avenue School celebrates completion of solar installation

Courtesy of Sarah Stern-Benoit
Los Altos School District Trustee Jessica Speiser, center, cuts the ribbon May 24 at a ceremony marking the official launch of the solar panels installed at Oak Avenue School.

The sun wasn’t out, but it didn’t matter – the ribbon cutting on the new solar array at Oak Avenue School made it a successful day for solar.

The ceremony marked the official start of the panels, but the systems installed at the nine Los Altos School District campuses were already producing electricity. According to Jeff Baier, district superintendent, the system is expected to offset $175,000 annually for the district, funds that can go toward the schools rather than the power company.

Mountain View High School Class of 2018

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Mason Adams

Anyssa Agosto

Loyola 3rd-graders ask LASD for inclusive playground

Crystal Tai/Town Crier
Loyola School third-grader Evan Lyons, at the microphone, asks Los Altos School District trustees to recall their favorite playground activities when they were children. Evan and his classmates requested an inclusive playground, taking turns addressing trustees at their May 29 meeting.

A group of Loyola School third-graders asked the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees for an inclusive playground at the board’s May 29 meeting.

“As a child, what was your favorite part of the playground?” Loyola third-grader Evan Lyons asked trustees.

Los Altos High School Class of 2018

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Phoebe Aaronson

Cristal Acevedo Erostico

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