LCC Jazz Band plans fundraiser
The La Costa Canyon High School Jazz Band will host their first community jazz fundraising dinner at 5 p.m. on April 28 at the Black Rail Kitchen, 6981 El Camino Real in Carlsbad. Proceeds will go towards new instruments and equipment, repairs and instrumental trainers as well as other high school music program expenses. Tickets are $60 each and will be sold through the Eventbrite link at https://bit.ly/3LZmNaA. Dial (760) 436-6136 ext. 6149.
Rotary organizes a scholarship raffle
Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary recently held its first scholarship raffle. Karen Antonio, 2021 scholar and now a student at Cal State University San Marcos, picked the winning tickets. The winners were: first prize, $5,000 to Jane Johnson; second prize, a week in a beach condo for six at Nate Cobb; third prize, a basket of wine valued at $1,000 to Karen Stoner; and fourth prize, a new television and $500 gift certificates to Elaine Sullivan. The Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars for scholarships over the past 25 years, usually generated by events. Because the COVID-19 pandemic canceled most events, the club decided to increase its scholarship funds through what turned out to be a successful raffle. The scholarships will be awarded in May.
Register quickly for the EHS mega-meeting
A celebration marking the 75th anniversary of Escondido Cougar High School alumni will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14 at Escondido High School’s Wilson Stadium. Everyone in Escondido High School’s classrooms since 1972 and before is invited to come reconnect with classmates, enjoy a picnic, and help usher the Class of 1972 into the 50-year-old ranks. The deadline for registration is April 25. Tickets and information for Escondido High School’s Golden Reunion Picnic are available now. Contact Leah Harvey at (760) 518-3088; email [email protected] Visit https://ehsgoldenreunion.org.
Art scholarship winners announced
The Escondido Art Association recently presented its 2022 scholarships at a reception held at the Artists Gallery. These prizes were awarded: first place, Caroline Rodriguez, Classical Academy High School, $500; second place, Sadie Smits, Calvin Christian High School, $250; third place, Ela Sanudo Thomas, San Pasqual High School, $150; and honorable mention awards to Christine Cid, Escondido High School, and Marianne Sadik, San Pasqual High School, $50 each. Winners also received a free two-year membership in the Art Association. The judges were North County artist Richard Stergulz and association board fundraiser Dan Forster, designer and owner of Design Moe Kitchen & Bath. They chose from 30 artworks representing six Escondido high schools. The Visual Arts Scholarship Program was funded by Design Moe Kitchen & Bath.
Issa Launches Excess Pound Program
Congressman Darrell Issa recently launched the 50th Congressional District’s Surplus Book Program by delivering 200 editions to students at Temecula Middle School. The distribution was the first of several in a partnership with the National Book Surplus Program at the Library of Congress. Any school, library, or nonprofit in the district that would like to receive surplus books can call (760) 304-7575 or visit https://bit.ly/3wNcK40.
Oral surgeons offer a free service
Oral surgeons and dental implant specialists in San Diego are offering free wisdom tooth extraction to two local students as part of their 2022 Wisdom For Wisdom program. Students will also be treated with Exparel, a long-lasting non-opioid treatment. duration that will ensure a healthy recovery. To apply, simply watch a video at https://www.sandiegooralsurgery.com/w4w/ on wisdom tooth extraction, complete a short quiz, and submit an application by Thursday. Email [email protected]
MCC educator honored for excellence
Beatriz Aguilar, director of non-credit and adult education programs at MiraCosta College, recently received the Excellence in Continuing Education Award from the Association of Community and Continuing Education. The annual award recognizes those who exemplify leadership in their field and who have had a positive and lasting impact on those they serve. Aguilar has worked in the college’s continuing education department since 2016, where she develops the school’s programs and supports its teachers and students. A former continuing education student herself, she understands the challenges new students face and often takes the time to work one-on-one with students who need support. She is also co-chair of the Adult Education Working Group and uncredited for the SWP Regional Consortium for San Diego/Imperial County. Aguilar is the first recipient of the Excellence in Continuing Education Award to be nominated by two institutions, MiraCosta College and Palomar College.
Mission Vista HS plans fundraiser
Tickets are on sale now for the Timberwolves Foundation’s annual fundraiser for Mission Vista High School. “A Night of Comedy and Magic” will premiere from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at 165 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista. This year’s fair is also open to high school students. The evening will feature comedic magicians from Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle, including Mark Gibson and Zac Swan. Student performances will take place outdoors from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The indoors will include a silent auction, raffles and a dessert bar. The magicians will perform a main stage show, two close-up shows and mini-shows throughout the night. Proceeds fund Timberwolves Foundation programs, grants and scholarships. Tickets are $30 for staff and students and $40 for general admission. Buy them at https://timberwolvesfoundation.org/anocam. Email [email protected]
Community invited to the golf tournament
The Poway Unified School District Foundation is hosting its 14th annual Partners in Education Golf Classic on April 28 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Proceeds support student activities and programs in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) as well as science and technology fairs, robotics, and engineering programs. enrichment for young people. Registration includes green fees, breakfast, awards lunch, contests and a drink ticket. Contests are hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest drive for men and women. Tickets are $250 for single golfers and $1,000 for foursome. Registration, breakfast, and the putting contest begin at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The Rancho Bernardo Inn is located at 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive. Visit www.pusdfoundation.com.
Extended deadline for Oversight Committee
The Solana Beach School District has extended the deadline for volunteers to apply to its Independent Citizens Oversight Committee. The committee ensures bond proceeds are used to support school construction projects, as authorized by the JJ Measure, passed by voters in 2016. Committee members serve two-year terms and oversee the program district’s $105 million school bond construction project. The district needs four representatives: one from a ratepayer organization; a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the district; a parent or guardian who is also a member of an active parent-teacher organization; and a senior community representative. For more information and to access the application, visit www.sbsd.net/ICOC. Applications must be submitted by April 22.
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