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July 11, 2013
Several young women who graduated from high schools in La Cañada Flintridge were awarded scholarships from the Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic. The Mary Ellen Gilstrap Memorial Scholarship, named after a longtime resident of Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge, honors ambitious women who are active in the community and graduated from a local high school. For the first time, the organization awarded two winners for the scholarship since it was created in 2006. Rebecca Villalpando, who graduated from La Cañada High last month, plans to attend Tulane University to study English this fall.
September 15, 2010
Tryouts for the 2011 Rose Queen and Royal Court kick off Saturday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Tournament House in Pasadena. More than 1,000 young women are expected to compete for one of seven spots on the Royal Court. Candidates must be at least 17 years old by Dec. 31 and not older than 21 before Jan. 3, 2011. They must be seniors in high school or enrolled as full-time students in an accredited school or college in the trustee area of Pasadena Community College or the trial annex area in Eagle Rock/Highland Park.
By Sr. Carolyn McCormick | October 3, 2012
Imagine a hot August afternoon in 1931 and picture three dedicated Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, making their way up the hill, carrying a statue of Mary, a $5 bill and their faith in the new mission they were about to begin - Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Clearly, there was risk in this new endeavor: The expensive decision of purchasing the Flintridge Biltmore Hotel as a new school had created controversy among the sisters; they had no grand plan for recruiting boarding students.
By Carol Cormaci, | January 18, 2013
Courtney Perry, a junior at La Cañada High School, was crowned Miss La Cañada Flintridge 2013 Thursday night. The radiant new royal, the daughter of Doug and Sue Perry, learned she would reign for the coming 12 months during the 101st annual installation dinner for the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association, held at the LCF Country Club. Courtney is especially fond of working with and in support of youngsters, according to the biographical material provided by the La Cañada Junior Women's Club, which oversees the court selection for the chamber.
January 15, 2009
35th Annual Big Strike Event nears Widespread Council celebrations are in order as Boy Scouting nationally declares its 100th Year Anniversary while at the same time announcing that its 35th Annual Big Strike Auction major fundraiser for the Verdugo Hills Council has been scheduled Saturday, April 4 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Jon Maeda , executive director, and the executive board of the Council appointed Jenny Schwing and Linda Fors as co-chairpersons of this year?
By Ruth Longoria | August 27, 2009
Two La Cañada High School grads are making a name for themselves in the fashion world with a charming, whimsical addition to any young girl?s wardrobe. Ella Fint, a designer sweatshirt ?hoodie? is the brainchild of La Cañada?s own Devon Spencer-Smith and Lauren Underwood, both now living in Santa Monica. The two young women grew up as best friends and attended La Cañada Elementary School and later La Cañada High School for middle and high school. They graduated in 2002.
By Ruth Longoria | September 25, 2008
One million spectators are expected to line the streets of Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day 2009 to watch as spectacular floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other vehicles glide along in the Tournament of Roses’ 120th annual Rose Parade. Millions more people will likely view the festivities on television. About 1,000 local young women lined up Saturday morning and Monday afternoon outside of the Tournament House in Pasadena hoping to become participants rather than spectators on the Tournament’s Rose Queen and Royal Court float.
January 10, 2008
During this holiday season, Las Madrinas honored several Southern California families and their daughters for their service to the community and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles at the annual Las Madrinas Ball on Dec. 21, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. More than 800 guests gathered to celebrate with the members of Las Madrinas. A total of 42 young women were presented during the ball. La Cañada Flintridge residents who made their bows to society that evening included Mary McCluggage , Kristen Rokus , Diane Slaught and Lauren Von Der Ahe . Las Madrinas’ president, Mrs. Dorn Kendall Dean (Victoria)
By Elaine La Marr | March 20, 2008
Members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored five local young women at its annual Good Citizen Award ceremony held recently at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The Good Citizen Award is presented to students for outstanding work they do for home, school, community and country. The students are selected by school faculty committees based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The young women, all seniors, represent five local high schools and were selected for this prestigious award.
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