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Pay It Forward: Duke and Duchess to host LAEF King and Queen fundraiser

The Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is in the middle of their Second Annual King and Queen of Hearts fundraising campaign. Four big-hearted men and four big-hearted women are working hard to rally their troops to raise...
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Orange County Breeze editor Shelley Henderson gesturing while talking with the students in Room 29 during King Elementary School’s Career Day. I’m wearing my Winter work clothes — jeans, a polo shirt, a dark sweatshirt, and billed baseball cap. The kids wanted to know if I ever wear a dress. I told them sometimes, but not usually because I never know what sort of situation I’ll find myself in. I would rather feel underdressed at a business meeting than have to hike around a muddy field in high heels, nylons and a flippy skirt! Photo by the nice substitute teacher in charge that day.

Pay It Forward: Orange County Breeze takes part in Career Day

On Friday, Jan. 30, I showed up at the office of King Elementary school at about 8:15 a.m. so that I would be ready to take part in Career Day starting at 8:30 a.m. The efficient and polite higher-grade student who escorted me ...
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Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers

Kohl’s Department Stores Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for ...
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King and Queen candidates already successful in fundraising for LAEF

With several weeks left in the campaign, the King and Queen of Hearts candidates have already raised over $52,000 for the Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF). This is $12,000 more than the entirety of last year’s debut c...
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Long Beach Wilson High School Alumni Golf Tournament seeks donations

The 28th Annual Long Beach Wilson High School Alumni Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at Recreation Park Golf Course! We look to our community to support our young student-athletes at Wilson High School. Founde...
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Time running out to apply for Edison scholarships

Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), reminds high school seniors that there’s still time to apply for the 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program, which offers $1.2 million in scholarships to ...
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Valley Christian High School soccer teams with National Foundation for Cancer Research’s Play4theCure

The Valley Christian High School Soccer team will Play4theCure during Feb. 6, 2015’s home game to help support the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s (NFCR) fundraising and awareness campaign, Play4theCure. Valle...
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FOCCA accepting applications for annual arts scholarships

Show off your talents with a chance to receive a scholarship at the same time! Arts Scholarships, sponsored by Friends of Cypress Cultural Arts (FOCCA) are available to high school students (9-12 grade) who either live in Cypre...
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Hopkinson Huskies collect $4,051.30 in change to support LAEF

Hopkinson Elementary students participated in CHANGE WARS during the week of Jan. 19 to help crown retired music teacher Coralie Prince the next Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) Queen of Hearts. In a competition sponsor...
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Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program nominations open Jan. 30

Kohl’s Department Stores will be accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers beginning next week for the 2015 Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted January 30 th...
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Cypress College’s Mortuary Science Program selected in California’s first bachelor’s degree pilot program

Cypress College is one of 15 California community colleges that will offer a bachelor’s-degree program as part of a statewide pilot effort. The College’s Mortuary Science Program was selected by the California Community Col...
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Panel discussion and film screening to throw light on parental options in educating their children

When it comes to school choice policy in California, what are leaders in Sacramento doing right, and where could they improve? And what new information do parents need to know about choosing the right education environments for...
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Beverly Hempstead announces retirement as Superintendent of Cypress School District

Nearly four years ago I was provided the opportunity to join the Cypress School District family and its community to serve as Superintendent. In these past years, it has been the most enjoyable and fulfilling time of my 38‐ye...
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Roberta and Pat O'Toole, 2015 Cypress American honorees from the City of Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Cypress College Foundation addresses City Council about upcoming Americana Awards

Representatives from the Cypress College Foundation spoke to the Cypress City Council  about the upcoming Americana Awards at the regular meeting of the Council on Jan. 12. Leading the group were Dr. Bob Simpson, the President...
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