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26 Benton Middle School Students Win Ribbons, Awards in L.A. County Fine Arts Competition

Benton Middle School seventh-grader Eryn Cyia Tandoc wanted to create an art piece that captured the expression of a person who is trying to find where she belongs among others who are discovering their talents. Eryn picked up her colored pencils and drew puzzle pieces depicting a half colored, half gray face with disheveled hair, with some pieces missing from the puzzle.

Her art piece, “Mending Emotions,” caught the attention of Los Angeles County Fair (LACF) America’s Kids Fine Arts Teen 1 Cartooning category judges, who awarded Eryn the Sweepstakes award, the highest honor possible. Eryn also won a first-place ribbon for another studio art piece.
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Los Alisos Middle School, Southeast Academy Honor Veterans During Annual Flag Folding Ceremony

In a patriotic display of red, white and blue, Los Alisos Middle School and Southeast Academy celebrated the commitment of U.S. Armed Forces veterans during Los Alisos’ 10th annual Veterans Day flag-folding ceremony on Nov. 9.

“We are here today to perform the flag folding ceremony in order to show you that the efforts of our veterans to attain peace throughout the world have not been in vain and shall not be forgotten,” Southeast Academy senior cadet Daisy Ruiz said.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Funds SATs, PSATs for More Than 7,000 Students

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified invested more than $83,000 to provide free aptitude tests, including the SATs and PSATs, for more than 7,000 students in October.

Seniors took the SATs, sophomores and juniors took the PSATs and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), and freshman took the PSAT 8/9 on Oct. 19, while eighth-graders took the PSAT 8/9 on Oct. 13.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Increases Awareness of Earthquake Preparedness via Annual Great Shakeout

Students across Norwalk-La Mirada Unified’s 17 elementary, six middle and three high schools followed safety drills to “Drop, Cover and Hold!” on Oct. 20 as part of the annual Great ShakeOut, a statewide initiative that reminds Californians to prepare for earthquakes.

“One of our District’s priorities is to ensure that we provide a safe environment for our students,” Superintendent Dr. Hasmik Danielian said. “This includes ensuring our students, teachers, administrators and staff know what to do in the event of an emergency so that we are fully prepared should something happen.”
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Waite Middle School Unveils Norwalk-La Mirada’s Latest College and Career Center

Decorated with college pennants and motivational words, Waite Middle School launched its College and Career Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 30, providing students with the opportunity to explore academic and career pathways at an early age.

“I am very happy to see this,” Waite Associated Student Body Treasurer Joseph Nunez said. “Students will get a chance to learn about colleges all around the country and can make an informed choice on classes and subjects they will study when they begin high school.”
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Johnston Elementary Raises $10,000 for Charity, Honored by American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) honored Johnston Elementary School’s Relay For Life Norwalk fundraising team with the Spirit of Relay award, recognizing its efforts to raise $10,000 in donations during the 2016 Relay For Life event.

Relay For Life Norwalk coordinator Jennifer Perez and ACS representative Sarah Ambrose presented the award to team captain and Johnston first-grade teacher Dan Calma during a flag ceremony at the elementary school on Sept. 23.
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1,100 Backpacks, Tons of School Supplies Donated to Norwalk-La Mirada Unified’s Homeless, Foster Youth

A national, federally funded program donated more than five tons of backpacks and school supplies on Sept. 19 to benefit 1,100 homeless and foster students at Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.

K to College, in collaboration with the District’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Education program, delivered 10 pallets of school supplies, including 776 backpacks for homeless students and 324 for students who are foster children. The first batch of backpacks was distributed at Sanchez Elementary on Sept. 21.
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