Local Woman to Be Honored by Anti-Defamation League

Martha Saucedo

Local resident Martha Saucedo will be among the honorees at the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Women of Achievement dinner, the Deborah Awards. The event will be held Thursday evening, March 30, at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills.
“Each year, we pay tribute to outstanding women whose professional leadership and civic contributions exemplify the ideals of the Anti-Defamation League,” according to an event spokesperson. “The award is named after the prophetess Deborah, who is noted for her courage, wisdom and leadership.”
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Foothill Family Benefit March 18

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Christopher and Anna-Christine Rising and Heather and Matthew Lillard were among those who enjoyed a recent Foothill Family benefit. This year’s annual fundraiser, the Black & White Masked Ball, will be held Saturday, March 18, at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles. The event raises unrestricted funds for the organization’s life-changing programs and services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Annelise Dachel and Vivian Godoy Rodriguez are serving as the event’s co-chairs. For event information, visit foothillfamily.org.

Poly Captures League Basketball Title

 

Photo courtesy Jennifer Godwin-Minto
The Polytechnic varsity boys’ basketball team recently captured its first Prep League title in six years with a 7-1 record. Head coach Brad Hall guided the Panthers to an overall record of 19-5, including CIF-Southern Section Division 4A playoff victories over Santa Barbara Bishop Diego and Vista del Lago of Moreno Valley. The squad includes (front row, from left) Mateo Taylor, Ryan Bowen, John Genske, Jackson Hayes and Brendan Fong. Back: Nicholas Tu, Justin Fong, Graham Olson, James Olson and Nicholas Richard-Craven.

Flintridge Prep Wins League Championship

The Flintridge Prep varsity girls’ basketball team recently clinched its fourth straight Prep League championship. The Rebels won the crown with a 12-0 record and finished the season with an overall record of 24-3. Co-coaches Kevin Kiyomura and Jayme Chan guided Prep to the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A quarterfinals, where the Rebels fell to La Salle, 68-61. The league-winning squad includes (front row, from left) Andie Kim, Noelle Tamura, Natalie Dale and Natalia Matossian. Back: Alex Kyriakakis, Kaitlyn Chen, Taylor Yoshida, Natalie Benn, Renae Tamura, Alison Fujimoto, Madison Manning and Haley Allen.

Americana at Brand to Award Scholarships; Apply Now

The Spirit of American Youth Scholarship presented by Caruso’s the Americana at Brand in Glendale, will be awarded to two graduating high school seniors who reside in or attend a public or private school in the San Fernando or San Gabriel valleys. Qualifying students are those who exhibit academic potential and provide examples of how they’ve contributed to the betterment of their communities. The value of each scholarship is $10,000.
All completed Spirit of American Youth Scholarship applications with essays and teacher recommendation forms must be submitted in person by April 30 to Concierge Services, 889 Americana Way, Suite 330, in Glendale. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by June 1. Scholarship recipients will be announced in August with recipients honored at a special luncheon at the Americana at Brand.
For more information, visit americanaatbrand.com.

PAL to Host Golden Badge Awards Dinner on March 30

Steve Brockmeyer

The Pasadena Police Activities League will hold its 15th annual Golden Badge Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 30, at the Pasadena Convention Center. This year’s commemorative “Through the Years” event, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of PAL, will honor Steve Brockmeyer of Bolton & Co. with the Golden Badge Award for his commitment to supporting the youth of Pasadena.
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Teens’ Big Bear Cabin Plan Needs Tweaking

Dear Parent Coach,
My friend’s very mature, very responsible 16-year-old high school senior and her five friends (most aged 17, one 18) want to stay in a family cabin at Big Bear and spend a ski weekend by themselves. They have been upfront about the plans: no parents, no boys, and no objectionable substances are to be included. Their argument is that they’ll be on their own at college next year, so why not let them practice their independence now? My friend is asking me if I think this is wise.  What would you say?
Signed, A Mother of
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Chandler School Girl Scouts Assist Door of Hope’s Homeless

Chandler School students Emma Stellar, Arianna Stavropoulos, Madison Bradford and Ashley Ahn were among the Girl Scouts who partnered with Pasadena-based Door of Hope, an organization that helps families transition out of homelessness.
Chandler School students Emma Stellar, Arianna Stavropoulos, Madison Bradford and Ashley Ahn were among the Girl Scouts who partnered with Pasadena-based Door of Hope, an organization that helps families transition out of homelessness.

If it is better to give than to receive, then Girl Scout Troop #611 is doing very well.
As part of a community service project, a handful of 8th-grade girls from this troop based out of Chandler School has partnered with the afterschool program at Door of Hope, an organization that helps families transition out of homelessness. Continue reading “Chandler School Girl Scouts Assist Door of Hope’s Homeless”

Polytechnic Erases Deficit to Win 2nd CIF Championship

The Polytechnic varsity girls’ water polo team is no stranger to adversity. The squad opened the season ranked last out of 33 teams in CIF-Southern Section Division 5 and clawed its way to the No. 1 seed in the postseason.
That resiliency was on full display in the CIF-SS Division 5 championship match Saturday with the Panthers overcoming an early three-goal deficit to defeat No. 3-seeded Xavier Prep of Palm Desert, 10-5, at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine on Saturday. Continue reading “Polytechnic Erases Deficit to Win 2nd CIF Championship”