Exchange students seek host families
Cultural Homestay International is seeking families to host international students coming to Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore for the upcoming academic school year. Students range in age from 15-18 and come from Europe, South America and Asia. Host families have the opportunity to learn about another culture while opening their home to a student who is eager to spend time in America. Students have their own spending money and medical insurance; however, host families will provide room, board, and family life ensuring a comfortable and safe "home away from home" environment. If you are interested, call Tiffany Klipstine at 413-2887 or visit www.chinet.org.
Middle school team places at conference
Pleasanton Middle School eighth-graders Solomon Bassard, Devon Gold, Preston Hedrick, Linus Ho, Hunter Laine and Arielle Siegel competed in two challenges at the Global Finals of Destination ImagiNation in Knoxxville, Tenn. They placed third and fourth out of more than 70 teams in each competition. In one challenge they created two balsa wood structures weighing 11 grams and holding 720 and 675 pounds before breaking. Another challenge had the students research a myth about plants and perform a skit. The team was led by manager Elizabeth Flores.
Peace vigil on Main Street continues
Pleasantonians 4 Peace will again host a candlelight peace vigil at 7 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Museum on Main Street. The group will reflect on the human and monetary costs of the war, honor veterans who have sacrificed, and visualize ways of moving beyond the current conflict to a more peaceful world. Participants are asked to bring a votive candle in a paper cup.
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