Class Notes 5/24/13

Middle School’s Café to Open May 30

Thurston Middle School’s Wave Rider Café is scheduled to open Thursday, May 30, allowing parents and students to purchase a sample lunch while they are visiting campus during the annual open house.

The café is intended to offer students nutritious, healthy grab-and-go lunches without a long wait. “A lot of planning and hard work went into bringing this project to fruition,” said Asst. Supt. of Business Services Dean West.

Consultant dietitian Megan Hartshorne is eager to learn the reaction of students seeing their ideas showcased in the café.


Absorbing New Lessons

Sam Wellsfry with a feared piranha in the Amazon.

Sam Wellsfry with a feared piranha in the Amazon.

Sam Wellsfry, who graduated from LBHS last June, is spending a gap year as an AFS student in Brazil, learning to speak Portuguese and living with volunteer host families.

His sister, Sarah, who graduates next month, leaves for Ecuador in August for her gap year before starting college. Each received $1000 from AFS Laguna Beach towards tuition.

Go to www.afsusa.org for program information and to volunteer to host or contact local AFS volunteer, Barbara Hawthorne, 949-376-5913.


Newly Minted College Graduates

Dillon Pierce

Dillon Pierce

Dillon T. Pierce, son of Tom and Wendy, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on May 24 and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Second Lieutenant Pierce, a 2009 graduate of Laguna Beach High School, earned a bachelor of science degree with a major in astronautical engineering. Following graduation, Pierce has been assigned to The Basic School in Quantico, Va., where he will begin service in the United States Marine Corps.

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