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Fourth-grader Nina Guo and sixth-grader Nazila...

Fourth-grader Nina Guo and sixth-grader Nazila Nouri from the

Foothill Progressive Montessori School in La Canada Flintridge have

been named winners of the El Capitan Theatre’s “Tuck Everlasting”

essay contest.


They answered the question “If you could choose to live forever,

would you and why?”

Guo, the grand-prize winner, won iMac computers for her and her

teacher as well as tickets for her class and eight chaperons to see


“Tuck Everlasting” at the El Capitan.

Nouri, the first-prize winner, won a TREK mountain bike, helmet

and gloves from Pasadena Cyclery.

Justin Nyerges, a freshman at St. Francis High School in La

Canada Flintridge, has been performing on piano for the Santa Anita

Retirement Center in Temple City.

After graduating in the spring from Annunciation School in

Arcadia, he spent his summer playing for the seniors during their


dinner hour Monday evenings. At first, he was nervous playing for the

group, he said, but he became more comfortable as the enthusiastic

seniors talked with him and thanked him after his performances.

Now that he is back in school, he returns to play for the group

whenever he can.

Glendale student Ranya Alwan received a doctor of pharmacy from

the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the

University of the Pacific.


Omar Dittu of La Canada Flintridge and Amelia Berry of Glendale

recently enrolled as members of the Trinity College Class of 2006.