Boys Fundraise for Scholarships
Because of the generosity of neighbors, Ten Boys Who Care raised over $2,500 repurposing over 1,500 donated items at a tag sale Saturday, Feb. 3.
Unsold clothes went to the foster and youth services center Orangewood Children’s Home and a Santa Ana homeless shelter, books went to the Assistance League, shoes to the Sole to Soul Foundation and unsold housewares and other items went to the Second Chance thrift store in Laguna Beach
For the fifth straight year, No Square Theatre hosted the boy’s sale at Legion Hall.
Fundraising supports the boys’ two scholarships, which they award in June at the high school honors convocation. They ask applicants to write an essay about an embarrassing or impactful moment in sports that led them to become better sportsmen and women. “We really enjoy reading all of the essays and we are so proud when these seniors take the time to apply,” co-president Blake Pivaroff said.
The boys will repeat their $500 donation to the Godinez High School athletic department for their “Every kid should play” program. Their program received as assist from a Disney grant.
Counselors Contribute to Student Success
Nichole Rosa, a Laguna Beach High School counselor, was recognized along with eight of her peers for exemplary work by the Orange County Department of Education.
This marks the first year of formal recognition, and presents awards among counselors in primary grades, technical and career education and college advisement.
“Counselors play a critical role in the success of our students, assisting with everything from academic scheduling and college applications to mental health,” said county Superintendent Al Mijares.
Rosa will be recognized at the O.C. Board of Education meeting on Feb. 14 and also attend the American School Counselor Association Conference with expenses paid by the College Board.