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first_imgVolunteers must complete an application process, which includes a $10 registration fee for residents and $20 for non-residents. For more information, call (562) 902-3155. Student chosen for trip to Germany WHITTIER – Local student Paul Riggins is among 44 students nationwide chosen to take an all-expense-paid summer trip to Germany as part of a program sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German. About 26,000 students across the country competed for the study trip, officials said. The trip will last about 31/2 weeks and will include excursions of cultural and historic interest. District to operate free food service WHITTIER – The Whittier Union High School District will operate the summer food service program for children 18 years and under at five sites from June 25 through Aug. 10. Three of the five sites will serve free weekday meals to students between noon and 1:15 p.m. at Lakeview Park, 11500 E. Joslin St.; Los Nietos Park, 11143 Charlesworth Road; and Santa Fe Springs Park, 10068 Cedardale Drive. Meals will also be served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45p.m. at the Sierra Education Center, 9401 S. Painter Ave., and from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Little Lake Park, 10900 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call (562) 698-8121. Schools urged to apply for grants WHITTIER – Local colleges and universities that work with high-need elementary school districts to help improve the quality of teachers in kindergarten through second grade are being urged to apply for federal teacher quality grants of up to $1million over four years. The grants, which are being organized by the California Postsecondary Education Commission, come from the No Child Left Behind Act to ensure every student has a highly qualified teacher. Information on the Request for Proposals, can be found on the CPEC Web site at http://www.cpec.ca.gov/FederalPrograms/RFP.asp. For more information, e-mail [email protected], or call (916)445-1504. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SELAC, which raises money for grants and scholarships for individuals, schools and districts in southeast Los Angeles County, will receive 25 percent of Shakey’s sales during that time period, including take-out orders. Customers must mention “SELAC” when giving their orders to activate the donation. For more information, call (562) 857-5933. Teen volunteers needed at parks LA MIRADA – La Mirada residents ages 13 to 16 can join the city’s Leaders in Training program as summer volunteers. The young volunteers work at city parks assisting recreation leaders. WHITTIER – The curtain is ready to go up on “You Can’t Take It With You,” the Whittier Community Theatre’s final production of the year, with an opening performance at 8 p.m. June 1 in the Whittier Center Theatre, 7630 S. Washington Ave. Directed by Candy Beck, the George Kaufman/Moss Hart comedy will play for three consecutive weekends, plus a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. June 10. For ticket information or to make reservations, call (562)693-1105. SELAC to raise scholarship funds WEST WHITTIER – The Southeast Los Angeles County (SELAC) Foundation will hold a fundraiser from 5to 9 p.m. June 6 at Shakey’s restaurant, 11530 Washington Blvd. last_img


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