College honor roll students recognized

A reception was held in the Laguna College of Art & Design gallery Sept. 18 to acknowledge the 51 members of the President’s Honor Roll.

To achieve this distinction, students must earn a grade point average of 3.75 or better.

Seven scholarships totaling $11,000 were presented to deserving students. They were provided by individual donors as well as prominent community organizations. The scholarships were awarded to students in specific fields of study and based on a variety of criteria.


The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity recognized three outstanding animation students, Melissa Goodway, Elizabeth Skaggs and George Yang. Local artist and celebrated sculptor Louis Longi bestowed an award upon Shane Daley, a student identified for exemplary sculpture skills. David Tardiff Designs, the Festival of Arts Foundation and First Thursdays Art Walk recognized illustration students for artistic achievement.

El Morro Boo Blast searching for sponsors

This year’s El Morro Boo Blast will take place Oct. 26 at El Morro Elementary. The El Morro PTA is seeking community-minded businesses to sponsor the event.

T-shirt sponsorships are $525, banner sponsorships are $275 and booth or ride sponsorships range from $225 to $1,200. Auction items are also needed for Boo Blast auction baskets.


The sponsorship deadline is Monday. Sponsors receive publicity; proceeds support several vital PTA programs like Colonial Days, Art Masters, Math Challenge, Class Act and Character Counts. Contact El Morro Boo Blast Co-Chair Lynn Gregory at (949) 494-5387 or regarding sponsorship.

Local CHOC Walk team needs walkers

Laguna Beach High School juniors Emily Marcus and Alexandra Palmer are looking for walkers and sponsors to support their team in the 17th annual CHOC Walk, at 7 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Disneyland Resort, to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. All ages are welcome.

The 5K course begins at Disneyland, passes through California Adventure and ends at Downtown Disney. Last year, 15,000 participants raised more than $1.5 million for the hospital, which provides care to children throughout Orange County regardless of families’ ability to pay.

To join or sponsor the high school team, e-mail Marcus at or Palmer at

Volunteers sought to work with kids

The American Assn. of University Women is looking for volunteers to work with children at El Morro Elementary School. Anyone who enjoys working with kids is welcome and needed.

The Help a Child program is during school hours. Help a Child volunteers work in the school room with the teacher, often in small groups.


The Learning Club is after school on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

For information, call Peggie Thomas at (949) 499-1817 or e-mail