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By Ruth Longoria | October 30, 2008
This week’s Valley Sun All-Star is described as a “go-getter,” a “dynamite girl,” and a “motivated self-starter.” St. Bede Catholic School eighth grader Colleen Degnan is appreciated by adults, admired by her peers and respected by younger children. “Colleen is very sweet and personable and a good student,” said Barbara Kuhl, Degnan’s teacher and vice principal at the school. Kuhl also is the one who nominated Degnan to be an All-Star and the one to call the youth a “dynamite girl.
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May 27, 2010
T he Kiwanis Builders Club of La Cañada High School 7/8 recently participated in the Neighborhood Food and Clothing Drive to benefit the homeless at the Midnight Mission and other charities. Members placed collection boxes donated by Republic Services in their school classrooms and passed out fliers requesting donations of food and clothing. The Builders Club collected 15 bags of donations from their schoolmates, and the food was donated to the Midnight Mission, the JPL Eagle Scout Troop 509, to benefit the Union Rescue Mission and to the U.S. Post Office Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive.
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November 10, 2004
by Carol Cormaci Putting to good use their youthful energy, 26 seventh and eighth grade members St. Bede Builders Club last Friday morning weeded, trimmed, raked and planted ten rows of vegetables in the Lanterman House winter kitchen garden. Their work will pay dividends appreciated by several Los Angeles and Pasadena shelters who will benefit from the delivery of fresh produce as it is harvested. And the project's benefits are twofold, as museum visitors have the opportunity to see a living garden at the historical Encinas Drive site.
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April 5, 2007
Alex Sercel received the Presidental Gold Service Award for outstanding volunteer service from Shirley Hingst, president of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada AM, at the club's meeting Wednesday, March 21. Sercel, an eighth grade student at St. Bede School and a member of the St. Bede Builders Club and Scout Troop 502, has amassed 128.5 service hours in projects benefitting the local community and needy persons in Los Angeles County. "We are happy to sponsor Alex, a young man who epitomizes the spirit of service that is represented by his school, his scout troop and our Builders Club," said Shirley Hingst during the presentation.
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January 9, 2013
Officers of the La Cañada High School Kiwanis Builders Club recently joined members of the Noon Club to report on recent charitable activities. The students collected nearly 300 pounds of canned food items during its Thanksgiving Food Drive to help stock pantry shelves at the Los Angeles County Regional Food Bank. During the Christmas season, the students collected Christmas cards for 9-year-old Dalton Dingus, who suffers from Stage 4 Cystic Fibrosis. Dingus wished to beat the Guinness World record for the most Christmas cards received, so the students helped him collect 42,000 cards, defeating the current record.
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January 28, 2010
The Kiwanis K-Kids of the Community Center of La Cañada have completed two more community service projects. In January, the K-Kids decorated sugar cookies for seniors living at Montrose Health Care Center. The cookies were received with joy by the surprised residents. Earlier in the month the K-Kids made School Nurse Appreciation baskets anddelivered them to nurses at La Cañada, Paradise Canyon and Palm Crest elementary schools by K-Kids April Miller and K-Kids mom Susannne Whatley-Miller.
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April 18, 2013
Dozens of volunteers spent a recent Saturday painting rooms and rails at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA. La Cañada High School Key Club members, middle-school-age Builders Club members and the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada worked together to makeover the community center. The event coincided with an international effort by Kiwanis clubs to work with children on service projects. -- Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly .
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May 13, 2010
Teachers, staff feted by 7/8 PTA In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the La Cañada High School 7/8 PTA hosted a Cinco de Mayo-themed luncheon for nearly 70 of the middle school?s teachers and staff members. The luncheon featured food from Los Gringos Locos with dessert from Cakery Bakery. Spring luncheon co-chairs Jillian Cycon and Anne Decker organized a team of volunteer parents who decorated the teacher?s lounge, donated supplies, and helped serve and clean-up.
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By Ruth Longoria | April 17, 2008
A future New York Yankees manager may be in the making right here in La Cañada. Eighth-grader John Hayes is a dedicated Yankees fan, talented pitcher and shortstop on La Cañada?s own Babe Ruth Yankee?s baseball team, volunteer youth baseball coach with the Mustang League Angels team, basketball and flag football player, exceptional student, altar server and president of St. Bede the Venerable Catholic School?s Builders Club, which is a youth community service organization connected with La Cañada?
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May 27, 2010
T he Kiwanis Builders Club of La Cañada High School 7/8 recently participated in the Neighborhood Food and Clothing Drive to benefit the homeless at the Midnight Mission and other charities. Members placed collection boxes donated by Republic Services in their school classrooms and passed out fliers requesting donations of food and clothing. The Builders Club collected 15 bags of donations from their schoolmates, and the food was donated to the Midnight Mission, the JPL Eagle Scout Troop 509, to benefit the Union Rescue Mission and to the U.S. Post Office Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive.
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By Ruth Longoria | October 30, 2008
This week’s Valley Sun All-Star is described as a “go-getter,” a “dynamite girl,” and a “motivated self-starter.” St. Bede Catholic School eighth grader Colleen Degnan is appreciated by adults, admired by her peers and respected by younger children. “Colleen is very sweet and personable and a good student,” said Barbara Kuhl, Degnan’s teacher and vice principal at the school. Kuhl also is the one who nominated Degnan to be an All-Star and the one to call the youth a “dynamite girl.
NEWS
November 10, 2004
by Carol Cormaci Putting to good use their youthful energy, 26 seventh and eighth grade members St. Bede Builders Club last Friday morning weeded, trimmed, raked and planted ten rows of vegetables in the Lanterman House winter kitchen garden. Their work will pay dividends appreciated by several Los Angeles and Pasadena shelters who will benefit from the delivery of fresh produce as it is harvested. And the project's benefits are twofold, as museum visitors have the opportunity to see a living garden at the historical Encinas Drive site.
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