Applause for the week of Sept. 28

Kudos to: Jesuit High School’s ‘Beyond the Black Box’ program

Accomplishment: Raised $2,252 to support Sutter Health’s Children’s Bereavement Art Group

Details: During the spring musical production, the cast and crew of Jesuit Drama informed their audiences about the CBAG program, which uses creative arts to help children express grief when a loved one dies. Funds will purchase art supplies and sponsor family nights for participants.

Kudos to: Aramark employees

Accomplishment: Plan to plant saplings in the Sierra

Details: On Oct. 17, Aramark employees from Zephyr Cove Resort, Spooner Summit Recreation and Lake Tahoe Cruises will partner with The Sugar Pine Foundation to plant young sugar pine trees at Spooner Summit. Sugar pines are dying from white pine blister rust, an invasive fungus. They once made up 25 percent of Lake Tahoe’s forest, but now account for less than 5 percent of the tree canopy.

Kudos to: UC Davis veterinarians, health techs and vet students

Accomplishment: Helped animals in Valley and Butte fires

Details: Some took care of burned cats and other animals at the campus vet hospital while others searched fire areas for animals left behind by owners who had to flee the blaze.

Bill Lindelof