WEST WHITTIER – Twelve local students have won recognition for their entries in the Sorensen Library’s “Imagine” bookmark contest.The contest was open to kindergarten through 12th-grade students.First-place winners who received certificates were second-grader Megan Lopez, fifth-grader Briana Velasco and seventh-grader Adrian Gallard.Runners-up were second-graders Georgio Garcia, Alyssa Moreno, Ruben Ramirez and Sarah Mesinas; third-graders George Hernandez, Heather Bly and Noal Gallard; fourth-grader Deja Martinez; and seventh-grader Jose Soto. Rio Hondo to hold meeting on bonds WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo College citizens’ oversight committee, charged with monitoring how the college spends a $245 million facilities improvement bond, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the college’s board room, 3600 Workman Mill Road.The committee will receive reports on fourth-quarter financial activity, environmental impact report, master plan update and the building program schedule, among others.For more information, call the college at (562) 692-0921. Superintendent to speak at lunch WHITTIER – The Whittier Area Education Study Council will feature Whittier City School District Superintendent Carmella Franco at its next lunch meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Radisson Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave.Franco will speak about the renovated Wonder of Reading libraries that have been built over the past few years in her district.Cost is $20 per person and lunch will be served at noon. Those unable to attend the lunch can come at 12:30 p.m. to hear the speaker.For reservations or more information, call Jane Gothold at (562) 947-6506 or Voiza Arnold at (562) 908-3402. Local student wins leadership spot WHITTIER – Whittier resident Alyssa Barrios, 15, a freshman at Sonora High School, has been chosen to participate in the People to People Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., this summer.Students accepted to this program must meet rigorous academic and leadership requirements.Barrios was nominated for the honor based on her outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.The summit brings together outstanding student leaders from around the globe to focus on leadership, team-building, community service, college admissions and professional aspirations.Students work on an action plan to make a difference in their communities, develop skills to help them lead tomorrow’s world and build their college resumes, while earning academic or service-learning credit.The People to People programs were founded by former President Dwight D. Eisenhower to foster world citizenship.For more information, visit www.futureleaderssummit.org or www.lsstudentleaders.org. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to [email protected] AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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