Youth briefs

Local girl selected for pageant

Mackinsey Woolever of La Crescenta was recently selected to participate in Nationals’ 2009 Miss Teen Pasadena pageant competition that will take place on Feb. 22. Mackinsey learned of her acceptance on Monday afternoon.

Mackinsey will be competing in the Miss Teen division, one of four divisions, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts.

The winner of the title of Miss Teen Pasadena will represent Pasadena and the surrounding communities at the Cites Of America National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Fl. Over $60,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the national competition.

Community businesses, organizations, and private individuals can be an official sponsor to her to offset the costs. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all necessary training, rehearsals and financial support.

Any business, organization, or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Mackinsey may contact her pageant coordinator, Patty Neidert, at (800) 569-2487.

Jazz band hosting swing dance

Crescenta Valley High School Jazz Band is holding its annual big band swing dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday evening, Feb. 21. There will be live music from the big band era provided by the award-winning CVHS Jazz Band. The dance takes place at the Crescenta Valley High School Cafeteria at 2900 Community Ave. (entrance located on Glenwood Street and Prospect Avenue).

Ticket price includes admission and dinner and is $20 per person. Ticket includes dinner, dessert and a drink. Pre-paid advance reservations required for dinner tickets.

Dance admission tickets only (without dinner) are $10 per person and are available by reservation or at the door.

For reservations, call Maribel Sibulo at (818) 271-7689 or Mat Schick at the CVHS Music Department at (818) 249-5871 ext. 3106.

Trinity Christian cleans up Sunland

On Friday, Feb. 20 from 1 to 2 p.m., Trinity Christian School students, teachers and parents will be picking up litter around Sunland during the school’s TCS Walk-a-thon.

They will be cleaning up Foothill Boulevard between Sherman Grove and Woodward Avenue and on side streets in different neighborhoods as well as on school property.

Trinity Christian School is a kindergarten through sixth grade elementary school which has been in the Sunland-Tujunga community for about 30 years. Trinity Christian also has a learning resource center which focuses on the needs of dyslexic students and other learning differences.

For the past several years, the school has been having a TCS walk-a-thon fund-raising event in which students received financial pledges to sponsor them for a one hour walk on the campus.

However, this year the school decided to do more than just raise money; it wanted to help clean the community by picking up litter.

By doing this, students will be taught the importance of service and keeping the environment clean. The school is reaching out to make a positive impact on the community as well as raise money for its educational needs.

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