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Pleasanton Weekly

News - June 21, 2013

PPIE announces spring grant winners

$2,400 in grant awarded for student groups

Nine student groups were the final recipients of grants for the 2012-13 school year from Pleasanton Partnerships in Education. The nine recipients are:

* Foothill High School Program "Every Fifteen Minutes," Olivia Hanjen, $400, to educate students about the risks associated with drinking and driving;

* Horizon's Yearbook Group, Itzallana Sanchez at Horizon High School, $200, to create a school yearbook;

* "U R Beautiful" Campaign, Asia Kang at Foothill high, $150, a self-esteem campaign with the goal of preventing teen suicide, depression and bullying;

* "Uncontained Potential" Program, Tristan Maas at Foothill, $200, installing artworks to communicate the unlimited possibilities of education;

* Amador Valley High School, "We the People" National Competition, Adriana Morton at AVHS, $300, for the civics team to travel to the national competition;

* Wounded Warrior Blanket Project, Mikkel Ricafrente at Valley View Elementary, $300, for students to tie and sign blankets and send them to wounded soldiers for encouragement;

* Middle School Chess Club/High School Mentors, Samuel Saldinger at Pleasanton Middle School, $250, for high school students to help middle school students start a chess club and teach them rules and strategies so younger students can compete in tournaments;

* Spanish Club, Brooklyn Still at Donlon Elementary, $100, to promote the learning of Spanish by using puzzles, CDs, Books and vocabulary cards; and

* Bhangra Club, Sanjum Grewal at PMS, $500, to purchase costumes and props to be used annually for the Bhangra Club Performance at the school's multicultural talent show.

Glenn Wohltmann

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