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LBHS drama applauded

Laguna Beach High School's musical theater was recognized during the 41st annual Childress Music and Arts Commendation for Youth awards (MACY) on May 22.

LBHS submitted "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" and "Footloose." Both shows won a combined 24 awards, including the Le Theatre Libre award, which honors overall excellence.

Nearly 30 high schools from Southern California competed.


Boys & Girls Club celebrate 'Unity'

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach participated with other clubs in Orange County during Unity Day at the Garden Grove club. Seven clubs and 75 kids took part in the event on May 21.

The day is intended to bring kids together and show them the importance of teamwork and working together. Children played basketball, soccer, foosball, air hockey and ping-pong. They also enjoyed lunch while listening to a singing competition.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club, call (949) 494-2535.


LBHS and Thurston spring music

Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School will be holding spring concerts in June at the high school's Artists' Theatre.

LBUSD teachers Jeremy Chung, Roger Shew and Roxanna Ward will be directing.

Thurston's sixth-grade band and seventh- to eighth-grade band will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday. LBHS's program, which includes string, wind ensembles and a jazz band, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Both schools will perform selections from "Porgy and Bess," "Candide" and "West Side Story" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

For more information, visit the Artists' Theatre box office at 625 Park Ave.


Boys & Girls Club wins Merit Award

Emily Murray, Elena Mendoza, Ashlyn Strahle, Pamela Estes and club board member Dorene Butler from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach all were awarded with the Merit Award for Program Excellence in the arts by the MetLife Foundation on May 31.

The award was presented to them by MetLife program director April Hawkins at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's 105th National Conference in New Orleans.

The awards are given annually for Boys & Girls Clubs programs across the U.S.


ROP students honored

Laguna Beach High School ROP students were recognized alongside Capistrano Unified School District ROP students at the Distinguished Student Recognition Ceremony on May 11 at San Juan Hills High School in San Juan Capistrano.

Both districts have about 4,500 students enrolled in ROP classes.

Students were honored in five disciplines: Arts and Design, Business and Marketing, Health Sciences, Public Services and Science and Applied Technology. The top 20 students received scholarships adding up to $11,000.

LBHS ROP award nominees are: Cody Alter in Silk Screening/Production Art, Berklee Donavan in Dance Production/Contemporary, Nicholas Feldman in Dental Assistant II: Chairside, Miguel Jaimes in Silk Screening/Production Art, Sydney Jones in Digital Arts 1A, Hayley Seitz in Dance Production/Classical and Emily Writer in Sports Medicine II.

—Joanna Clay

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