State of the Schools breakfast held

Fifty tables were purchased raising an estimated $40,000 to support the Glendale Educational Foundation at the Fourth Annual State of the Schools Breakfast.

Community members joined educators and local businesses at the Pacific Edison Complex early Thursday morning to hear how well the school district is achieving its goals.

The Walt Disney Company donated $25,000 to the foundation to be used for a new animation program to be located at Glendale High School. The morning began with coffee, pastries and a kazoo musical opening played by the audience. Then came PowerPoint presentations and speeches. Karen Whyte and Clark Magnet High School Principal Doug Dall receiving the Educational Excellence Award, along with teacher Mark Ouweleen.

The big finish to the event was when the Crescenta Valley Marching Band entered the room and began to play.

Counterclockwise, from left, school board VP Mary Boger plays the kazoo, Karen Whyte receives an award, CVHS Band plays on, and Clark Principal Doug Dall gives an emotional speech.

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