Helping Others

Applause: Kudos to Lisa Liss, Jayden Coleman and Chadwick Bangal

Kudos to: Fifth-grade teacher Lisa Liss and students at Woodlake Elementary School

Accomplishment: Tile mural created to honor Anne Frank

Details: The mural consists of 72 tiles, painted by students and local mixed-media artist Felicia Borges. The tiles include each student’s favorite passage from the young Holocaust victim’s diary and their vision of her life story.

Kudos to: Jayden Coleman and Chadwick Bangal, Samuel Jackman Middle School students

Accomplishment: Winners of math curriculum fantasy baseball tournament

Details: More than 1,000 students participated in the tournament. The effort uses baseball to shed light on science, technology, engineering and math concepts that are sometimes difficult to grasp.

Kudos to: United Way’s Women in Philanthropy

Accomplishment: Collected hundreds of towels, toiletries and luggage for foster youth.

Details: The women have a long history of helping youth in foster care prepare for a successful adulthood.

– Bill Lindelof