Forty-eight Top of the World Elementary School students participated in the mile-long Kids Run at the OC Marathon on May 5.
The race was part of a 12-week fitness training program, which parents and teachers implemented this spring to encourage physical activity and healthy eating habits, according to a news release.
During the program, known as KROC, students engaged in 25.2 miles of moderate to vigorous physical activity.
The Kids Run at the OC Marathon event marked 26.2 miles the kids have accumulated in exercise, the full distance of a marathon, and they will receive an official OC Marathon medal.
Culinary students receive scholarships
Pinkberry Chief Executive Ron Graves awarded $5,500 in scholarships to culinary students from Laguna Culinary Arts, according to a news release.
The students were asked to come up with sweet and savory recipes using the frozen yogurt retailer's fresh toppings and yogurt as a key ingredient.
Culinary arts students Carlen Bothwell and Christine Hood each received $2,500 in scholarships for their efforts, and students Evan Carl and Sean Anderson received $250 scholarships.
DAR honors given out
Laguna Beach High School seniors Gordon Davis Belyea and Mariana Acevedo were honored by the Patience Wright Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution May 2 at a ceremony at the Artists' Theatre in Laguna Beach.
Gordon was awarded the annual Patience Wright DAR American History Scholarship due to his essay on how he has applied what he has learned through the study of American History into his life plans and goals, according to a news release.
He is the third generation in his family to be given a DAR award. Both his father, who was at the ceremony, and grandfather, have received DAR honors.
Marianna was chosen by Laguna Beach High School to be the 2012 DAR Good Citizen, and gave a speech to a packed assembly about what the award means to hear since she only became a U.S. citizen two years ago.
Marianna intends to major in biochemistry at the University of Denver in the fall.
Boys & Girls Club partners with Taco Bell
Last Saturday, the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach gained real world work experience, while partnering with their local Taco Bell for a fundraiser to support the club's Keystone Teen Leadership Program, according to a news release.
During the event, the teens got to sell a product they created at last summer's Taco Bell Business Camp, the "Encheeselada."
A portion of the sales proceeds is benefiting the members of the Keystone Teen Leadership Program and their attendance at The National Keystone Teen Leadership Conference.
Keystone is a leadership and community outreach program that helps teens excel in academics, career, community service, and teen outreach, according to the release.
For more information, contact teen director Carla Contreras at (949) 494-2535 ext.106 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys & Girls Club participates in Aids Walk
Last Sunday, teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach participated in the Aids Walk of Orange County at Disneyland and California Adventure.
Ten teens walked in the event, each raising the minimum of $50 through a cupcake fundraiser, according to a news release.
The project was coordinated through the Keystone Teen Leadership program at the Club, and it gives the teens a chance to see the impact of community service.
"Knowing that the money we raised is going towards a vaccine makes me feel like I'm making a difference," said 15-year-old Nachaela Flores in a statement.