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By Mary O'Keefe | June 7, 2007
Last Saturday a carnival was held at Crescenta Valley High School. Although there were many games of chance, great music and entertainment and delicious food the foundation of the event was far from fun. The carnival was to bring attention to the plight of children in Uganda as well as to raise funds to assist them. In late March, CVHS students viewed a documentary titled "Invisible Children." As the film began, three teenagers set off on a trip to Africa not knowing what to expect.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | July 27, 2006
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will host a screening of "Invisible Children," a documentary profiling the children of Northern Uganda, on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. The film, made in 2003 by three Southern California filmmakers, tells the story of children who commute on foot every night to find safe places to sleep in their town centers in order to avoid being abducted and forced to fight as child soldiers. The 55-minute film will be introduced by Christina Jordan of Lake Elsinore, who has been living in Uganda for the past eight years.
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January 4, 2007
La Cañada Presbyterian Church's youth ministry will screen the "Invisible Children" at 7 p.m. on Jan. 12. in Burcham Hall, at 626 Footihll Blvd. in La Cañada. A follow-up question and answer session will follow, moderated by Ruth Barber, a senior Girl Scout working to achieve her Gold Award. This project will serve Ugandan children who flee their homes each night to escape abduction into the rebel army, where the rebels abduct young children into its ranks. Additionally, these children need donations of blankets, mats, pillows, clothes, shoes, stuffed animals or money.
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By Anthony Carpio, Special to the Sun | November 28, 2012
Madison Teodo had a lot on her plate before she became a member of the Tournament of Roses Royal Court last month. The La Cañada High School senior is captain of the Spartans varsity volleyball team. She volunteers at Verdugo Hills Hospital and with the African human rights group Invisible Children. Last year, she won a Girl Scouts Gold Award after collecting pool supplies with her local church and donating them to the Good Shepard Shelter for Battered Women and Children in Los Angeles.
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December 25, 2008
Ruth Deborah Barber Ruth Deborah Barber is the daughter of Doctors Donald and Barbara Barber, and the granddaughter of Mary Barber and the late Dr. Donald Barber, and the late Zoltan and Eva Batyka. She is a senior at La Cañada High School. Ruth is a National Merit Semi-Finalist and a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholastic Federation. She has been involved in her school band and choral programs for the past four years. She is currently co-president of the band and section leader of the pit. Ruth is alto section leader for the Chamber Singers, president of the film club, and has participated in the mock trial team for three years.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 8, 2008
On Sunday during a ceremony at Lanterman Auditorium, 40 local Girl Scouts received the Gold Award, the highest honor awarded in the Girl Scout program. For many of the teens it was the pinnacle of community service that began when they first put on their Daisy Scout blue apron as a kindergartner. To receive the Gold Award, girls must choose a philanthropic project that fulfills the need within their community, rather global or local, and creates a change. They must plan the project, contact the agency or agencies involved and follow through with logistics and organization.
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May 17, 2007
Andrea Aviles Andrea Aviles' Gold Award Project was renovating an ordinary elementary school classroom into an up-to-date computer lab at St. Anthony's School in San Gabriel, the elementary school Andrea previously attended. St. Anthony's is a low-to-middle income school that desperately needed modern computers and technology to help its students learn the skills necessary to succeed and compete in the 21st century. Andrea raised funds to upgrade the electrical system at St. Anthony's to support a technology lab for 30 computers.
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By Mary O'Keefe | June 7, 2007
Last Saturday a carnival was held at Crescenta Valley High School. Although there were many games of chance, great music and entertainment and delicious food the foundation of the event was far from fun. The carnival was to bring attention to the plight of children in Uganda as well as to raise funds to assist them. In late March, CVHS students viewed a documentary titled "Invisible Children." As the film began, three teenagers set off on a trip to Africa not knowing what to expect.
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January 4, 2007
La Cañada Presbyterian Church's youth ministry will screen the "Invisible Children" at 7 p.m. on Jan. 12. in Burcham Hall, at 626 Footihll Blvd. in La Cañada. A follow-up question and answer session will follow, moderated by Ruth Barber, a senior Girl Scout working to achieve her Gold Award. This project will serve Ugandan children who flee their homes each night to escape abduction into the rebel army, where the rebels abduct young children into its ranks. Additionally, these children need donations of blankets, mats, pillows, clothes, shoes, stuffed animals or money.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | July 27, 2006
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will host a screening of "Invisible Children," a documentary profiling the children of Northern Uganda, on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. The film, made in 2003 by three Southern California filmmakers, tells the story of children who commute on foot every night to find safe places to sleep in their town centers in order to avoid being abducted and forced to fight as child soldiers. The 55-minute film will be introduced by Christina Jordan of Lake Elsinore, who has been living in Uganda for the past eight years.
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