The Horace Mann community once again celebrated its annual Multicultural Week to great success. Highlighting a different geographic region each day, students enjoyed an array of food and activities, including learning how to surf and how to write their names in Norse runes. Pictured (top row, from left): Ki Woon Kang, Yu Zhou, Aimee Contreras-Camua, Rayan Sohaib, Sohaib Rana, Jenny Yoo, Hina Sohaib, Annie Jeng, Fumi Yamashita and Sara Nabati; (middle row, from left): Rosa Kim, HaRim Lee, Kathleen Avena Blanco and Kyung Min Kim; (front row, from left): Sophie Hong, Gina Choi, Shehzel Sohaib, Courtney Hong, Olivia Kim, Liana Carrel, Aria Carrel, Jolie West-Christopher, Chaerin Lee and Shabia Sohaib.
Beverly Vista 5th grade teacher Kris Milliken recently took students on a field trip to UCLA where they received a campus tour. “By showing the students around a university campus and continually teaching them about the benefits of going to college, I am hopeful that this field trip will serve as added motivation for the children to one day pursue higher education,” Milliken said.
Mark your calendars for next Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the first Board of Education candidate forum, which will be held at Beverly Hills High School. There are three candidates vying for two empty seats in the upcoming Nov. 6 election: Marvin Winans Jr., Rachelle Marcus and Tristen Walker-Shuman.
EATING AWAY AT CROHN’S & COLITIS – Former Beverly Hills Mayor Nancy Krasne was honored last week at the Guts & Glory Gala for the Chrohn’s & Colitis Foundation at The Beverly Hilton. The nonprofit, volunteer organization is dedicated to finding a cure for these diseases, which affects more than 1.6 million people in the United States. Krasne has devoted much of her life to public service. Sharing the evening’s honors was Tyler James Williams, an American actor and Hip-Hop artist, diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Pictured, from left: Beverly Hills High Sophomore Elise Knebel, Honoree Nancy Krasne, Crohn's patient/advocate Tyler Carl and Ilene Knebel.
There's a smell of success Friday at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens -- and it sure stinks.
On August 12, Hawthorne Elementary held its second annual Pancake Breakfast to welcome all new and returning families back to school for the 2018/2019 school year. Pictured (from left): BHPD Young Explorer Brandon Brener; Hawthorne parent Doreece Artal; Hawthorne student Aaron Artal; BHUSD Board of Education Vice President Noah Margo; BHUSD Superintendent Michael Bregy; and Hawthorne PTA Co-President Maria Bennett.