Local Student Wins Young Heroes Prize

Ray Wipfli

La Cañada Flintridge resident Ray Wipfli has been named a national winner of the 2017 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. Each year, the Barron Prize celebrates 25 inspiring young people from across North America who have made a significant positive difference. Wipfli was among the 20 top winners who received a $5,000 cash award to support his service work or higher education. La Cañada Flintridge resident Ray Wipfli has been named a national winner of the 2017 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. Each year, the Barron Prize celebrates 25 inspiring young people from across North America who have made a significant positive difference. Wipfli was among the 20 top winners who received a $5,000 cash award to support his service work or higher education.

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Local Divers Qualify for National Semifinals

A pair of La Canada High School students qualified for national semifinals in mutiple events this past weekend at USA Diving’s Zone F qualifier at Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena.
In the 3-meter board, Ray Wipfli, 14, and Tatsuya Machida, 15, finished in first and second place in their age group Thursday; in the 1-meter board contest Friday, Wipfli was second and Machida placed third; and in the platform event Sunday, Machida was the winner and Wipfli finished second — despite having suffered a sprained hand during warmups. Continue reading “Local Divers Qualify for National Semifinals”

Student Collecting Textiles to Fund Training in Africa

 During his last visit to Uganda, Ray Wipfli visited Bulamu Secondary School in Mpigi, where the school’s Ray United FC club was awarded a 1-million Ugandan shilling ($285) grant to promote nutrition by planting fruit trees and encouraging fruit consumption on campus. The Uganda students pictured are the leaders of the club receiving the donation.
Photo courtesy Heather Wipfli
During his last visit to Uganda, Ray Wipfli visited Bulamu Secondary School in Mpigi, where the school’s Ray United FC club was awarded a 1-million Ugandan shilling ($285) grant to promote nutrition by planting fruit trees and encouraging fruit consumption on campus. The Uganda students pictured are the leaders of the club receiving the donation.

Without even the wave of a fairy godmother’s wand, that box filled with clothes you’ve been meaning to donate could be turned into health, citizenship and soccer education for children in Africa. Continue reading “Student Collecting Textiles to Fund Training in Africa”