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RIVERSIDE—The California Association of School Counselors (CASC) has given an award to Notre Dame High School Principal Matt Luttringer for his dogged support of counseling programs, even in difficult budgetary times.

Read more: Notre Dame Principal Luttringer honored by state school counselors group

PERRIS—Yumara Aguilar, a sixth grade student at St. James Catholic School recently traveled to Mexico to participate in a karate tournament and captured first place in Sparring and in her Form Routine. 

 “I was surprised I won,” Yumara said.

Read more: St. James student takes first at Mexico karate tournament

Both Aquinas and Notre Dame high schools made big displays of pink in October to raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer. (Above)On October 5, Notre Dame High School’s ASB held its first Pink Breakfast to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness.  Although the primary focus was to raise funds, the day was also a time to remember or support loved ones who are battling through the disease, have overcome it, or are no longer with us.  Students were allowed to wear jeans and a pink polo for a $2 donation, and/or for a $3 donation, have a pancake breakfast.  The result: a morning collection of over $600. (Below) Aquinas welcomed the Pink Heals Tour to campus on Oct. 4, which included a pink fire engine and firefighters in pink uniform. The awareness raising Pink Heals organization distributed information and sold merchandise in the Aquinas parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

RIVERSIDE—The Julian Alexander Memorial Scholarship was awarded to four Notre Dame High School students on October 19. The presentation took place at the varsity football game held at Riverside Community College. The winners of this year’s scholarship are Doug Permann, Stephanie Brady, Jessica Meiners, and Andrea Aceituno.

Read more: Julian Alexander scholarship awarded to four NDHS students

SAN JACINTO—The St. Hyacinth Academy Folklorico Mexican Dance Group delighted attendees of the San Jacinto State of the City Dinner held Oct. 26 at Soboba Country Club. In addition to a speech from San Jacinto Mayor (and St. Hyacinth alumn) Andrew Kotyuk, the evening consisted of recognition and acknowledgement to businesses, schools, teachers, and students, as well as discussion and sharing ideas about the future direction of the City. 

Read more: St. Hyacinth folklorico dancers charm City dinner attendees

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