Class Notes 3/1/13


Fighting Cancer a Cup at a Time

Make a pit stop for lemonade during lunchtime on Friday, March 8, at El Morro Elementary, and help perpetuate the mission of a 4-year-old Connecticut girl who died from cancer.

The stand is a product of El Morro’s Lemonade Business Club, led by English-language teacher Jenny Carlson, whose lesson plan is how to “make business with a difference”.

Its inspiration was Alex Scott, on a mission to raise enough money to cure childhood cancer. Since 2000, the foundation has since raised more than $60 million.

“We have studied fundraising, marketing, advertising, public relations, cost-benefit analysis, and even other companies that seek to make a difference,” said Carlson, adding that proceeds will go towards cancer research.

Jenny Carlson
(949) 545-8024
[email protected][email protected]


Rich Award Offered to Young Humanitarians 

In marking their 10th year of operation, Montage Laguna Beach will offer  five $10,000 scholarships to young humanitarians 13 to 17 years old.

The entry period began Feb. 22 and ends March 29. Entrants may visit and upload a 100 to 200 word essay, PowerPoint or PDF file, and a video detailing their efforts to inspire and provide service to their communities.

Ten finalists will be selected by a panel of judges made up of Montage executives, founders and leaders of national charity organizations. For more information visit


ASSE Seeks Host Families

The Laguna Beach-based ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls.

The students, ages 15 to 18, are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester, and are academically selected exchange students that are conversant in English. Families can choose their students from a variety of backgrounds, nationalities and personal interests.

For more information about becoming a host family call 1-800-733-2773.

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