YES meeting set for Thursday
The Youth Enrichment Services (YES) meeting presents Carlsbad Unified School District principals at its monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Carlsbad High School Dr. Bryan Brockett and Sage Creek High School Principal Jesse Schuveiller will present an overview of the opportunities and services provided for high school students in the district. The virtual meeting can be accessed at https://bit.ly/2YFsI13. YES aims to help create a positive environment and safety net for young people in Carlsbad and the surrounding community by working with other youth-oriented agencies and organizations. Meetings are open to all. Email email@example.com.
Foundation awards scholarships
The Cal Coast Cares Foundation is awarding more than $65,000 in scholarships to 32 local students in San Diego and Riverside counties. Every year, the nonprofit foundation provides scholarships to college students, graduating high school seniors, and foster students throughout both counties to pursue higher education. The foundation also awarded $25,000 to students attending local colleges, bringing the total awarded in 2021 to $91,000. In North County, recipients include: Adelle Belen Priest, Valley Center High School; Alexander Poroy and Jacob Clark, San Dieguito High School Academy; and Benjamin Davis, La Jolla High School; BettyJo Gingrich, Shannyn Thomas, and Alayna Mendoza, California State University San Marcos; and Sade Burrell, Gabriel Van Konynenburg and Samantha Harmer, UC San Diego. Donations may be made to the Cal Coast Cares Foundation at www.calcoastcu.org.
Credit union offering teacher grants
North Island Credit Union invites San Diego County teachers to apply for a credit union grant so they can implement an innovative class project idea. The credit union’s bi-annual Teacher Grant program is available to full-time teachers in San Diego and Riverside counties, or credit union members teaching in California, looking to fund special learning opportunities for their students. The project should have clearly defined learning objectives tied to students’ academic needs, display creativity, and benefit a significant number of students. Ten North Island Credit Union grants of $500 each will be awarded to area teachers in October in the fall program. Learn more and apply at northisland.ccu.com/teachergrant. Application deadline is Oct. 1.
Local students graduate
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Jeremiah Fuller of Fallbrook, Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences; Elise Hunt of Poway, Bachelor of Arts, psychology; LaToya Lee of Vista, Darah Matos of Oceanside and Sarah Torrey of Carlsbad, Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences, food and nutrition; Christine Millay of Poway, Bachelor of Science, hospitality management; Tara Peace of Oceanside, Master of Library and Information Studies; Jacob Stamos of Carlsbad, Bachelor of Arts, criminology and criminal justice; Sarah Tomlinson of Oceanside, Bachelor of Science in Education, elementary education; Jack Trimm of Escondido, Master of Science, marketing
Concordia University, Seward, Neb.: Sarah Wuthrich of Encinitas, Bachelor of Science in business communication
Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I.: Nicholas Beeson of Poway, Bachelor of Arts in politics and law
Miles of Smiles program for schools
The Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation will sponsor the Miles of Smiles program for any schools interested in starting their own school running program for before, after or during school hours. The foundation covers the annual subscription to the online activity tracing program and the Miles of Smiles Shoelaces each student receives for recording more than 50 miles in a semester. The foundation’s goal is to encourage students and their families to be active daily to improve their physical, emotional and mental health. The software can be used with an in-classroom iPad. The foundation is supported by the annual O’side Turkey Trot. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palomar president to speak at meeting
The Poway Penasquitos branch of the American Association of University Women hosts Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey at a meeting from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday in the community room of Palomar College’s Rancho Bernardo campus, 11111 Rancho Bernardo Road. Rivera-Lacey is the new president of Palomar Community College. Also speaking will be the winner of the branch’s 2021 Speech Trek contest, its Tech Trek campers and its college scholarship recipients. The meeting will also be broadcast over Zoom. Local health authorities’ guidance on masks will be followed. RSVP to AAUWboard@gmail.com by Monday.
Carlsbad dancers perform at benefit
“Sleeping Beauty in Wonderland!” is the 29th annual Carlsbad Dance Images Recital & Benefit, this year benefiting the nonprofit Conner’s Cause for Children. The show will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday at the Howard Brubeck Theatre at Palomar College, 1140 W Mission Road. Tickets are available at https://21803.recitalticketing.com through Friday. Tickets will also be $25 at the box office one hour before each show. Visit www.connerscause.org.
District launches COVID-19 test sites
The San Marcos Unified School District is opening four COVID-19 testing locations in the district, starting Wednesday. The district will have these regular testing sites available for students and staff:
• Mission Hills High School, 1 Mission Hills Court
• San Marcos High School, 1615 W. San Marcos Blvd.
• La Mirada Academy, 3697 La Mirada Drive
• District Office, 255 Pico Ave., San Marcos
“Our team has been working extremely hard to get these testing locations operational beginning next week,” said district Superintendent Dr. Andy Johnsen in a statement. “We realize testing is a key piece in the fight against COVID and the right thing to do for our staff, students and families.” Call (760) 752-1299.
Grants available for female college students
The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education is a need-based grant program providing one-time financial aid to women who have returned to school to complete a degree or certification program. The money can be used for expenses such as tuition, books, supplies, transportation, childcare while in class, required uniforms, testing fees and equipment/tools. The maximum grant is $3,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded based on individual need. Applicants must have had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student and be within 18 consecutive months of completing an educational program. Applications are now being taken for the spring semester (January 2022). Contact Carol Gruber of P.E.O. Vista Chapter ND at email@example.com.
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