The Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce has been hosting weekly virtual networking events. For this meeting, chamber member and director of Groza Learning Center Tatyana Yukhtman led a discussion about homeschooling, test prep and working from home.
Maxine Eschger, a junior at Palisades Charter High School in AP photo, submitted “Her Light” to the PTSA Reflections Contest and won the state top prize for her special interpretation of “The Look Within.” Her piece is now headed to nationals.
The Pacific Palisades Rotary Club donated $3,600 to facilitate internet access for Palisades Charter High School students who were not able to access distance learning. The club also donated to the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness to help purchase supplies, including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and cell phones.
Two Palisadians students—Mirabelle Weinbach of Brentwood School and Ava Kerkorian (pictured here) of Palisades Charter High School were each awarded a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship—given to finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in college studies. By the conclusion of this year’s competition, approximately 7,600 academic champions will have won National Merit Scholarships, totaling more than $30 million.
Martha Hunter snapped some shots at Pierson Playhouse, where Sherman Wayne was putting finishing touches on the set for “Wait Until Dark,” which is now done and ready to go. “Looks so good!” Hunter wrote. “What a tremendous amount of work you did.” Hunter added she hopes that Theatre Palisades can get this “wonderful play up and running some day soon.”
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