As a way to give back to the community and give a much needed boost to the class of 2020, Coral Thrift Shop in San Clemente has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to South Orange County high school seniors.
According to a recent article in the Capistrano Dispatch, Coral Thrift Shop started the program to help young residents in the community better themselves, give them an extra boost and help students succeed.
Scholarship recipients include graduating seniors from Dana Hills High School, San Clemente High School, JSerra Catholic High School and San Juan Hills High School, all of whom plan to pursue “any kind of postgraduate education,” according to Walter Switzer, chair of the Coral Thrift Shop scholarship committee.
Since the establishment of the scholarship program in 1974, Coral Thrift Shop has awarded nearly a half-million dollars in scholarships to local graduating students.
Here are some additional stories we’ve been following this week:
- The California Department of Public Health this week released new guidance on the elementary school waiver process that could allow some schools located in counties on the state’s monitoring list to reopen for in-person instruction.
- The L.A. County Department of Public Health said Tuesday that it would not consider any applications for waivers enabling elementary schools to reopen, citing high local COVID-19 case rates.
- Updated guidance for youth sports and physical education released this week by public health officials states that youth sports will only be permitted when physical distancing of at least six feet between participants can be maintained and stable classes or cohorts can be established.
- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond held a special digital webinar Wednesday to announce a partnership with Apple and T-Mobile to provide internet-enabled iPads at a discounted price to districts across California.
- Although most schools in California will begin the school year with distance learning, several school districts are requiring teachers to conduct distance learning from their physical classrooms, EdSource reports.
- The Newport Mesa Unified School District named Interim Superintendent Russell Lee-Sung as superintendent through June 2022.
- A group of California education leaders have been working together to develop a guiding framework for how schools and districts can reopen in-person classes safely by using outdoor spaces.
- As students and families prepare to begin the school year remotely, OCDE Community Home Education Program Director Machele Kilgore provides five essential tips to help students and families successfully navigate distance learning.
- State officials unveiled their latest recommendations to the draft Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.
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