Scout Who Organized Homeless Aid Earns Eagle Rank

Matthew K. Coulson, 16, who organized a blanket and warm clothing drive to help the homeless in Featherly Regional Park in Anaheim for his community project, will be awarded the Boy Scout Eagle rank in a court of honor Sunday in the Brea Civic Center.

Matthew, a junior at Brea-Olinda High School, where he plays varsity soccer and tennis, is a member of the Brea Kiwanis Club-sponsored Troop 801.

He is a member of the National Honor Society.

Thirty-five lap robes made by Barbara Wegner, Pat Larsen, Em Dane, Mary Murray and Anna Boyce, members of Elks Ladies of Mission Viejo/Saddleback Elks Lodge, have been distributed to veterans at the Long Beach Veteran’s Hospital.


Capistrano Unified School District student musicians Mellissa Byrnes, Jason Bonham, Cyndi Day, Jeff Dickenson, Amber Driscoll, Dan Dupuis, Deirdre Foley, Christine French, Mark Gundlach, Healy Henderson, Matt Kettelhut, Matt Knoutroulis, Judah Kurtz, Kevin Kwock, Erich Ludwig, Amy Pearch, Christy Steimer, Michi Wiancko and Emily Zarins have been selected to participate in the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Fullerton College received 21 awards in a recent journalism competition among 35 community colleges in Southern California, said Julie Davey, adviser to the school newspaper, The Hornet.

The students took three first-place honors, two seconds, five thirds and 11 honorable mentions at the Journalism Assn. of Community College Southern Section Conference at Rio Hondo College in Whittier.

Fullerton resident Jack Weimer, who took a “temporary” junior engineer job 38 years ago with the city of Fullerton, will retire Friday. He is the assistant city engineer.


Dorothy S. Mull, an Irvine resident and a research specialist in the UC Irvine department of family medicine, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research on child health in Pakistan.

She will leave Friday for her 3 1/2 months of research on child pneumonia. Her husband, Dr. Dennis Mull, also of UC Irvine, will accompany her.

Philip J. Crispi, La Habra Heights resident and Fullerton College printing department coordinator, has won the first Educator of the Year award given by the Printing Industries Assn. Inc.

Crispi, who attended Rio Hondo College, Cal State Los Angeles and UCLA, will receive his award Feb. 2 at a dinner dance in Beverly Hills.


Candace Gillespie, fifth-grader at Corey School in Buena Park, has won the school’s geography bee and will continue in the National Geographic Society-sponsored national contest.

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