For more information about the Boys & Girls Club, call (949) 494-2535.
LBHS and Thurston spring music
Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School will be holding spring concerts in June at the high school's Artists' Theatre.
LBUSD teachers Jeremy Chung, Roger Shew and Roxanna Ward will be directing.
Thurston's sixth-grade band and seventh- to eighth-grade band will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday. LBHS's program, which includes string, wind ensembles and a jazz band, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Both schools will perform selections from "Porgy and Bess," "Candide" and "West Side Story" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
For more information, visit the Artists' Theatre box office at 625 Park Ave.
Boys & Girls Club wins Merit Award
Emily Murray, Elena Mendoza, Ashlyn Strahle, Pamela Estes and club board member Dorene Butler from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach all were awarded with the Merit Award for Program Excellence in the arts by the MetLife Foundation on May 31.
The award was presented to them by MetLife program director April Hawkins at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's 105th National Conference in New Orleans.
The awards are given annually for Boys & Girls Clubs programs across the U.S.
ROP students honored
Laguna Beach High School ROP students were recognized alongside Capistrano Unified School District ROP students at the Distinguished Student Recognition Ceremony on May 11 at San Juan Hills High School in San Juan Capistrano.
Both districts have about 4,500 students enrolled in ROP classes.
Students were honored in five disciplines: Arts and Design, Business and Marketing, Health Sciences, Public Services and Science and Applied Technology. The top 20 students received scholarships adding up to $11,000.
LBHS ROP award nominees are: Cody Alter in Silk Screening/Production Art, Berklee Donavan in Dance Production/Contemporary, Nicholas Feldman in Dental Assistant II: Chairside, Miguel Jaimes in Silk Screening/Production Art, Sydney Jones in Digital Arts 1A, Hayley Seitz in Dance Production/Classical and Emily Writer in Sports Medicine II.