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SMC athletes, cheerleader to be honored

Sixteen Santa Monica College (SMC) students — one student from each of the college’s 16 intercollegiate teams — have been named 2004-05 Student Athletes of the Year. The athlete of the year awards will be presented at the annual awards breakfast, which is sponsored by the SMC General Advisory Board, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 19th, in the SMC Pavilion, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. The 16 students, selected by coaches, are honored for their academic and athletic achievements. The student athletes of the year in each sport and their coaches are: Women’s basketball: Kristine Jensen (coach Lydia Strong) Men’s basketball: Efrem Lawrence (coach Trevor Shickman) Women’s swimming: Denise Tran (coach Steve Contarsy) Men’s swimming: James Parrish (coach Steve Contarsy) Women’s track and field: Lisha Burch (coach Eric Barron) Men’s track and field: Chinedozi Foster (coach Tommie Smith) Women’s volleyball: Claudia Jacobs (coach Wendy Dreher) Men’s volleyball: Brian Schirripa (coach Mark Lee) Football: Charles Searcy (coach Robert Taylor) Women’s cross-country: Maria Bautista (coach Eric Barron) Men’s cross-country: Mo Elmi (coach Eric Barron) Women’s soccer: Liz Angermeier (coach Aaron Benditson) Women’s softball: Amanda Salvestrini (coach Tamara Ivie) Women’s water polo: Sally Sachs (coach Mike Santo) Men’s water polo: Jake Sands (coach Steve Contarsy) Women’s tennis: Masami Hashimoto (coach Richard Goldenson) In addition, SMC will honor Alexis Lanman, a member of the SMC cheer squad, whose coach is Susan...

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Two aviation career weeks scheduled in July for students

Two free week-long educational programs at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in July will introduce middle and high school students to careers in aviation. The programs are to be co-hosted by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA, the Los Angeles city department that manages city airports) and its business and community partners. The program provides a basic understanding of career opportunities within the aviation industry, as well as general knowledge about LAX. The Junior Aviation Careers Education (ACE) Academy for middle school students is scheduled from Monday to Friday, July 11th to 15th. The high school Aviation Careers Education Academy is scheduled from Monday to Friday, July 25th to 29th. Through the programs, students will receive facility tours and briefings by airport employees and tenants. Middle school students will also spend a day with Southwest Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), while high school students will spend a day with American Airlines and an afternoon at the Boeing Company. “The ACE Academy is a fun and exciting way to help increase awareness of the many career opportunities available in the field of aviation,” LAWA executive director Kim Day said. The program is open to all students entering grades seven through 12. However, priority will be given to students from the communities surrounding LAX, including Westchester, Playa del Rey, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lennox and South Los Angeles. Information, or...

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Participating studios on the 2005 Venice Art Walk

Larry Albright Kwaku Alston Bill Attaway Pamela Barish Michele Bradley Christine Burrill Richard D’Amore Woods Davy Laddie John Dill Jean Edelstein Mollie Favour Linda Fenster Steve Fleitz Desy Safan-Gerard Betty Gold Lynn Hanson Kenny Harris Jennifer Herzig Harrison Houle Jim Hubbard George Ketterl Trek Kelly E.F. Kitchen Rod Klein Aaron Kramer Marion Lane Brandon Maggart Marianne Magne Richard McColl Carolyn Mendoza Brad Miller Robin Mitchell Juan Carlos Mu”oz Hernandez Gary Palmer John Rose Barbara Schwan Sudad Shahin Fortune Sitole Tanja Skala Ruth Snyder Michael Sokolis SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) Judy Stabile Karen Steward Rabbia Sukkarieh Carol Surface Judy Wold Jennifer...

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Annual Hawaiian Festival Saturday, May 21st, at Paseo del Rey School

The annual Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet School Hawaiian Festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21st, at the school, 7751 Paseo del Rey, Playa del Rey. Events include an “all-you-can-eat” pancake breakfast for $3. There will also be Hawaiian music and entertainment and a silent auction, with bids beginning at 10:30 a.m. Items to be auctioned include certificates for sporting events, restaurants, spas, summer camps, hotels, “classroom theme baskets,” and various types of merchandise. There will also be a drawing for a Hawaiian vacation for two. Tickets are $2 each or six for $10. The Hawaiian vacation includes airfare, eight days at a Maui resort, and food and beverage credit. The event is sponsored by the PTA and Friends of Paseo del Rey. All proceeds will benefit and support the students of Paseo del Rey School, according to organizers. Information, Allen Marks, (310)...

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3 Emerson Adult School teachers win awards

Three teachers at the Westchester-Emerson Community Adult School Two have received awards for excellence in teaching this month, Art teacher Gloria Lee received the Eddy Award, which is sponsored by the Westchester/ LAX/Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce. Hasani Perry, who teachers older adults, and Consuelo Davis, who teaches adults with disabilities, were each honored by the California Council of Adult Education. Westchester-Emerson is an accredited institution in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The school is located at 8810 Emerson Ave.,...

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