A celebration honoring Bernice Hardman on her 100th birthday was
shared with close friends and four generations of her family Feb. 16
at the Smoke House Restaurant in Burbank.
She received commendations from L.A. County Supervisor Mike
Antonovich, state Assem- blywoman Carol Liu and La Canada Flintridge
Mayor Dave Spence.
She is a native Californian, born in Cedarsville in 1903, moving
to Knight's Landing on the Sacramento River at 9, and graduating from
Woodland High School in 1920. In 1923, she married Harry Hardman and
came to the Los Angeles area. In 1957, she retired from the County
Engineers Office, as head accountant after almost 30 years of
Family members present were her sister, Hazel White of Glendale;
nephews, Richard White of Redondo Beach and Robert White and his wife
from Oceanside; grandnephews, Keith White and son from Irvine and
Craig White and his wife and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephew
from Boise, Idaho.
Daniel Vargas, Alex Lenarsky and Katie Trimble from John Burroughs
High School were selected to participate in the 2002-2003 Southern
California Honor Choir, a presentation of the Southern California
Vocal Assn. Vargas and Lenarsky sing in the Chamber Choir/Powerhouse
and Vocal Ensemble choirs, and Trimble sings in Madrigals/Sound
Sensations and Muses, all under the direction of Mary Rago.
More than 600 high school students in Southern California
auditioned and only 120 singers were selected. Singers were selected
based on musical and vocal skills.
John Burroughs High School's Chamber Choir/Powerhouse has placed
first at the past four local show choir competitions, and they will
be going to New York this month to participate in the National
Showstoppers Show Choir Competition, where they will be up against
the top schools in the nation.
Students of St. Francis Xavier School in Burbank recently
participated in their first Junior High Academic Decathlon at Loyola
Ten students worked together on the Logic Quiz and the Super Quiz.
Eight of the students participated in individual events --
English, math, literature, social studies, fine arts, religion,
current events and science. Five of the eight received ribbons or
medals for placing in 10th place or better.
Kate Tucci brought home a 10th-place ribbon for literature;
Jessica Buenaventura placed sixth in fine arts; Nick Khoury received
a fourth-place medal for social studies; Kristine Justo placed fourth
in English; and Andrea Zaballero placed second in math.
The team placed eighth in the Super Quiz and 20th overall out of
107 Catholic Junior High Decathlon Teams.
Nelly Bainum of Burbank attended the National Youth Leadership
Forum on Defense, Intelligence and Diplomacy in Washington, D.C. She
joined the nearly 400 outstanding high school juniors and seniors
from across America at the forum.
Nelly is a student at Burbank High School.
Shandi Ladner of Burbank has made the dean's list at Loyola
University New Orleans.
The following local students have graduated from Azusa Pacific
Jawad H. Fawaz of Glendale received a master's degree in applied
computer science and technology.
Nilda E. Lopapa of Glendale received a master's degree in clinical
psychology with a concentration on marital and family therapy.
Ron G. Pirayoff of Glendale received a master's degree in social
science with a concen- tration on leadership studies.
Paula J. Stanley of Glendale received a bachelor's degree in human
John P. Zachman of Montrose received a bachelor's degree in
Douglas E. Bevan of La Canada Flintridge received a master's
degree in organizational management.
Students who have enrolled at Georgetown University are Mary
Arutyunyan of Glendale, James Brian Hall of La Crescenta and
Patricija Petrac of La Canada Flintridge.
Valerie Samore, daughter of Ron and Rose Samore of Glendale, has
been named to the 2003 edition of Who's Who Among Students in
American Universities and Colleges. She is a senior at Westminster
College, and a 1999 graduate of Hoover High School.