Scholarship Luncheon Is Friday
Stanford University football coach David Shaw will be a special guest Friday (April 22) at the New Haven Schools Foundation’s annual scholarship luncheon, honoring recipients of the Foundation’s scholarship program for graduating seniors in the New Haven Unified School District.
Coach Shaw is a product of New Haven schools, having graduated from James Logan High in 1991. He played wide receiver at Stanford before embarking on a coaching career that included 10 seasons as an assistant coach in the National Football League and the past four at Stanford, where the Cardinal compiled a 12-1 record and was ranked fourth in the nation last season.
Superintendent Kari McVeigh and Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer will help present some 70 scholarships, worth approximately $55,000, to seniors from James Logan and Conley-Caraballo high schools.
The luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 32083 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City. Tickets are $75, a portion of which is tax-deductible. Last-minute seating is available by contacting Executive Director Barbara Aro-Valle by telephone (471-3850) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Meat and Seafood Sale for Athletics
A meat and seafood sale to benefit James Logan High’s track and field and boys basketball programs is being extended one day, to Saturday (April 23). Premium quality meats and seafood, at prices comparable to those charged at warehouse stores, will be on sale in the main parking lot at the high school from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A butcher will be on site to cut meat to specifications.
School Supply Drive and Car Show
The New Haven Teachers Association and the Union City Police Officers Association will join forces Sunday, May 1, to sponsor a School Supply Drive and Car Show in the main parking lot at James Logan High School.
Suggested admission is donation of a new backpack suitable for use by school-age children. More than 700 backpacks were collected last year, and the goal this year is to top 1,000. Donated school supplies also will be collected. Donations also can be dropped off at the New Haven Teachers Association office, 32980 Alvarado-Niles Road (at the corner of Dowe Avenue), Suite 812.
Car owners who would like to display their vehicles at the show can call 566-1154 for more information.
Percussion Group Finishes Second in Dayton
James Logan High’s winter percussion and concert percussion ensembles competed last weekend in the Percussion World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. The concert percussion finished in second place to win the silver medal while the winter drum line finished 16th in the country.
Logan Director of Bands Ramiro Barrera thanked parent supporters and instructors, particularly percussion director Vince Oliver “for his outstanding work with our students.”
Names ’n’ Notes
The Ballet Folklórico de James Logan and the Logan cheerleaders have scheduled a Fiesta Zumba fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Pavilion. Zumba is a fun and energetic workout featuring Latin music. Admission is $10. … Retired teacher Alba Lavino, who worked at Barnard-White Middle School for many years, has passed away, former District principal Judy Silver reports. At Ms. Lavino’s request, no services are scheduled.