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Shown are LAHS student Madelyn Joseph and RLA RWF President Margene Walz. Courtesy photo.

LAHS student Madelyn Joseph speaks to Republican women

New and prospective members gathered at the Seal Beach home of Margene Walz, president of the Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated (RWF). The second annual new membership welcome luncheon, hosted by the Club’s boa...
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CIF-SS adjusts criteria for balancing divisions in basketball

The CIF-SS Basketball Advisory Committee and SCIBCA Executive Committee have reviewed the basketball division criteria that we have used the previous 6 seasons. The following recommendations to adjust the current mechanics of t...
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LAEF’s Enrichment Institute succeeds in keeping kids learning over summer break

LAEF’s Summer Enrichment Institute ends on Friday, July 25, but everything students have learned and experienced will last a lifetime! The Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is proud to have provided 54 classes this sum...
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Los Alamitos High School teacher selected to attend Google Teacher Academy

Google has selected Dan Bennett as an attendee at the next Google Teacher Academy, to be held in Mountain View, CA on July 30-31, 2014. The Google Teacher Academy is a two-day intensive program that recognizes educators who are...
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left to right are Philip Paulson, Madisen Swallow, and Austin Geller. Photo credit: Milt Houghton.

RHA announces 2014 High School Senior Scholarship winners

The Rossmoor Homeowners Association (RHA) recently announced the winners of the 2014 High School Senior Scholarship Contest. Winners are Philip Paulson, Madisen Swallow, and Austin Geller. All are seniors at Los Alamitos High S...
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Shown left to right: Quynh Mai, Oxford Academy; Le Wen Chiu, Los Alamitos High School; Dylan Bach, Cypress High School; and Casey Montano, Cypress College.

Cypress Kiwanis Club awards scholarships, applauds Red Ribbon essayists

On Friday, May 16, the Kiwanis Club of Cypress hosted over seventy people at the Courtyard by Marriott to award annual college scholarships and applaud fifth-grade Red Ribbon Week essayists. Among the notables in attendance wer...
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"And it begins.... Brandon a Los Al senior creatively asks his girlfriend to this year's prom using candles in the sand along the Sea Beach Pier." Photo courtesy of Art Remnet.

A candle-lit prom request

Orange County Breeze reader Art Remnet sent us the charming photo featured in this article. According to Art: “And it begins…. Brandon, a Los Al senior, creatively asks his girlfriend to this year’s prom using can...
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Three Cypress students win National Merit $2500 scholarships

Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists i...
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Join an unbeatable team for sports camps this summer!

This summer, the Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) is teaming up with Los Alamitos High School (LAHS) head coaches to present sports camps to boys and girls of all ages. Dave Huber’s volleyball camp will be offered in ...
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Los Alamitos High School show choir SoundFX wins 2014 Grand National Championship in competition in Nashville, TN. Courtesy photo.

LAHS show choirs return triumphant from nationals

Under the direction of David Moellenkamp, Los Alamitos High School won two Grand National Championships performing on stage at the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, competing against top choirs from throughout the United S...
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Photo Courtesy of Christi Mihkelson – Pictured from left to right: Assistant Principal Gregg Stone, Lauren Mihkelson, Counselor Tina Heeren, Assistant Superintendent Andrew Pulver.

Los Al High student Lauren Mihkelson recognized for facing down adversity

Friday, March 14 was a special day for Los Alamitos High School junior Lauren Mihkelson. Lauren, her parents, Board member Meg Cutuli, Assistant Superintendent Andrew Pulver, Counselor Tina Heeren, and Assistant Principal Gregg...
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Los Al High PTSA to sponsor talk on time-tested methods of communicating with teenagers [Updated]

The following information was released by Los Alamitos Unified School District. Teenagers today are “liked,” “friended” and “followed.” They are in touch with friends through smartphones, tab...
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The finishing touches are put on Ian Jenkin's Eagle Scout Project at Rossmoor Elementary School.

Rossmoor Elementary students the beneficiaries of local Eagle Scout project

Everyone at Rossmoor Elementary School knew about “Shrek’s Swamp” in front of the fourth grade classroom. The grass lawn there had died in patches after roof renovations cut off the sunlight. The end result wa...
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RHA calls for applications for its college scholarships

The following information was released by Rossmoor Homeowners Association. The Rossmoor Homeowners Association would like to remind everyone that our annual Scholarship Program is currently under way. In appreciation for the on...
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