New student representatives have been elected to...

New student representatives have been elected to the Board of Education of the Long Beach Unified School District and four district committees.

Cynthia Stringer, student body president at Polytechnic High School, is the student representative on the Board of Education. She replaces Mark Wigod, a June graduate of Millikan High who was recently honored by the Board of Education for his year of service.

Alejandra Garcia, Lakewood High student body president, was elected to the general committee on the curriculum. Richard Smyth, Millikan High student body president, will be the student representative to the Senior High School Division Curriculum Committee. Nikki Bianco, student body president of Jordan High, was elected to serve on the Junior High School Division Curriculum Committee. April Rogers, Wilson High student body president, will be the student representative to the Moore League.

The representatives are chosen from the top student officers of the district’s high schools by an election among themselves.


Mollie Patchen of Los Alamitos is the new president of the Long Beach Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Cerritos College theater instructor William Schreiner has resigned to accept a fellowship from the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Studies.

Paula Curtiss has been named coordinator of special projects for the Bellflower Unified School District. Before joining the Bellflower district, Curtiss worked in the Little Lake School District as coordinator of its program for gifted and talented students and as assistant principal of a junior high school.

Nancy Mazzanti has been installed as president of the Whittier Mothers of Twins Club, replacing Gloria Compian.


Whittier Police Chief James F. Bale has been reappointed to the Los Angeles County Commission on Judicial Procedures. Bale, who has been in law enforcement for more than 35 years, was reappointed by the Board of Supervisors and will serve for two years. The commission makes recommendations to the supervisors on changes and improvements in police and legal procedures to speed criminal cases through the judicial system.

Michael De La Torre of Whittier has been selected for a fellowship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington. De La Torre is completing a master’s degree in public administration at Cal Poly Pomona. He is a 1970 graduate of Salesian High School in Los Angeles and received a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Los Angeles. He was one of four candidates selected for the fellowship, which offers a job with a congressional committee, a stipend and transportation to and from Washington.

Dr. Judson R. Schoendorf, an allergist and clinical immunologist who practices in Long Beach, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Lung Assn. of California, representing the Long Beach Lung Assn.

Dick Palmer of Long Beach is the new president of the Council of Seniors of Greater Long Beach.

Becky Shea has been elected regent of the Santa Gertrudes Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, in Downey.

Randolph Gaston of Norwalk has been commended by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for assisting at the scene of a traffic accident. In April, according to the department, Gaston was working in his garage when he heard a collision on the Santa Ana Freeway. He jumped a fence and ran to a burning car and, with an off-duty deputy who had also stopped to assist, pulled the seriously injured driver from the flaming wreckage.