Briefly In Education

December 02, 2010
  • Will Robinson
Will Robinson

Children's Palettes on display

The city of Laguna Beach and Laguna Outreach for Community Arts have collaborated on a dual exhibition of Holiday Palettes drawn by Laguna Beach students, now on display through December at City Hall and at the Laguna Beach Library.

The program, administered by the Arts Commission, inspired 290 entries from pre-kindergarten to high school students. Images include surfing Santa's, sunbathing snowmen and shooting stars. Winning designs, selected by the Arts commission, are shown at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave. The remaining works are on view at the LOCA exhibit walls in the Children's wing of the Library, located at 363 Glenneyre St.

Robinson named Student of Month

Math prodigy Will Robinson was honored as Student of the Month at Laguna Beach Rotary's Nov. 19 lunch meeting. He was praised by his teacher, Gary Shapiro, for his outstanding work with calculus. Will considers himself an environmentalist as well as loving to read, run, enjoy music and the world of the outdoors. He is in the Order of the Arrow in Boy Scouts and plans to attend college and graduate school.


McMullen earns Eagle Scout status

Griffin Scott McMullen, a member of Laguna Beach Boy Scout Troop 35 since 2000 when he joined as a second grade Tiger Cub, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Only four percent of all Boy Scouts succeed in achieving the Eagle rank. Qualifications include earning at least 21 merit badges, holding leadership positions within the troop along with designing and implementing a community service project.

Griffin constructed a teaching supply organizational unit for Ms. Minerman's third grade classroom at Top of the World Elementary School helping to enhance the environment he loved learning in. Minerman was Griffin's teacher when he first joined scouting and she served as a role model for him.

Griffin's favorite leadership role was Den Chief where he mentored younger scouts, teaching a variety of outdoor and safety skills. Demonstrating a passion for service, he has logged more than 240 hours of community service over the past three years. He hopes to study environmental science at the University of British Columbia next fall.

Kids Ink sample sale

Kids Ink, a children's clothing line that uses prints inspired by pop art, imagination and different cultures, will hold a sample sale from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Anneliese School's Manzanita campus during "KristKindle Markt."

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