Class Notes


Rotary Announces Student of the Month

Kirra Nash
Kirra Nash

Kirra Nash, a Laguna Beach High student, is the Laguna Rotary Club’s student of the month for April.

She represents the art department where she has been studying design and computer art for past three years. Kirra has received a South Coast ROP Student Recognition Award, a Coach’s Award for water polo, is co-captain of the team, and has been on the Principal’s Honor Role. She has also won an excellence award for multi-media design.

After graduating, Kirra plans to attend Laguna College of Art and Design.




Club Strives to Nurture Monarch Caretakers

In honor of Earth Day, the Laguna Beach Garden Club donated 30 native milkweed plants to local schools to establish more habitat for Monarch butterflies in Laguna Beach.

Students learn about plants that Monarch’s need to survive
Students learn about plants that Monarch’s need to survive

“Education is going to be what saves the Monarch butterflies whose population is down by 90 percent. The native milkweed, rather than the tropical [variety], is particularly important to the existence of the Monarch,” said Garden Club President Jorja Puma.

Plants from the Tree of Life Nursery in San Juan Capistrano were planted at El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools, Laguna Presbyterian preschool, Anneliese schools and the Laguna Beach County Water District office.

“We felt it was especially important to have young school kids be involved in the planting,” Puma said.


Ballet School Holds Open House     

Prospective ballet students aged 3 – 14 and their parents are invited to an open house of the American Ballet Theatre Gillespie School Saturday, May 2. Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer any questions during the free 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. free event at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

Tour the studios, take a free class or attended a ticketed performance by ABT dancers at 11a.m., 1 or 3p.m.

Students ages 8-14 already registered for the fall semester and those interested in enrolling will participate in placement classes to determine their level.

To reserve a space, fill out a form available at


Teen Volunteers Needed at the Library 

The library needs teens, ages 12 to 17, to volunteer for the children’s Summer Reading Program from June 22-Aug. 30.

Pick up a volunteer application at the library Information Desk. Volunteers must attend a one-hour training session.  It’s a great way to do community service and get volunteer work experience. For more information call, 949-497-1733.


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