Walkin’ for dollars

Maria Macial, 11, a student at R.D. White Elementary School, is

looking forward to the sixth-grade trip to Catalina Island in the spring.

To help pay for the trip, Maria joined other students at R.D. White

Tuesday for the school’s annual walkathon, an event sponsored by the R.D.


White-Glendale Foundation. The foundation is a group of seven mothers of

R.D. White students who provide enrichment and financial support to

students. Groups of students took turns walking, jogging and skipping

through the school yard Tuesday, while stereo speakers played music from


Carlos Santana and Shania Twain. Carol Attarian, a member of the Founders

group and mother of Mark, a third-grade student at R.D. White, said

events like Tuesday’s “Walk for White” allow for the purchases of such

things asplayground equipment, books, art supplies, bookshelves and

auditorium sound systems.