Teens Pick Up Their Feet for Clean Water
The Laguna Beach High School student club Walking for Water seeks the public’s support on Sunday, June 3, as its members hold a fundraising walk at noon on the campus track to raise money for safe drinking water in rural West Africa villages.
The club supports Wisdom Spring, which has installed 29 wells in West Africa with similar teen projects.
Co-presidents Emma Russell and Sophia Costanzo set a goal of installing three wells in Burkina Faso and also helping a quake-hit village in Nepal this year.In the previous school year, the group raised $24,000, enough for two wells that provided water for 2,000 people.
“On the day of the walk, we will have games, prizes, t-shirts and an amazing silent auction. Join us for this fun day,” club members said in a statement.
Anneliese Students Earn Honors in Art Contest
Young artists from Anneliese Schools won various prizes at the Environmental Nature Center’s seventh annual Ecosystems of California Youth Art Showcase.
Joseph Gerges’sixth grade class used acrylic on paper to create seascapes of the California coast for the contest. His daughter, Sienna, won the first place prize in her seven year old age group with her “California Poppies.”
Liesel “Bee”Hartmann, 11, received third place for her piece,“Yosemite,”and Peyton Stoik, also 11, received an honorable mention for his piece, “Huntington Beach Pier at Dusk.”
Simone Gerges, 5, Sonia Gupta, 11, and Kate Chesanek, 11, also participated in the showcase.