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Eagle Scouts made

Mountain View residents Jarrett Kevin Lantz and Kenneth James Henderson were made Eagle Scouts last month at the Los Altos United Methodist Church. They are members of Troop 33.

Other local students who recently became Eagle Scouts are Troop 30's Jack Welsh, a senior at Mountain View High School; Austen Courpet and Matthew Honaker, recent graudates of St. Francis; and Robby Welsh, a St. Francis freshman.

Two MVHS students win AVID awards

Mountain View High School sophomore Tiffany White and junior Ralista Dineva won AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) write-off awards. Both teens received a plaque, a signed copy of "The Circuit" by keynote speaker and write-off author Francisco Jimenez, and a gift certificate to Borders Books. The write-off was designed to develop an enthusiasm for writing and to sharpen on-demand timed writing skills in preparation for high school exit exams and college admission tests.

All participating students were asked to respond to the same essay. The papers were judged at their own schools and the top papers were forwarded for further consideration. The "write-off" culminated in a workshop and award presentation at the Writers Conference at Santa Clara University.

St. Francis names new athletic director

Michael Pilawski has been promoted to athletic director at Saint Francis High School. Pilawski, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of San Francisco, first came to Saint Francis in 1997. He has served for three years as assistant athletic director and religious studies chair. He is also this year's recipient of the prestigious Educators' Award of Excellence.

Tim Houlihan, former athletic director for Saint Francis High School, has been appointed capital campaign coordinator for the school.

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