Weekly roundup: OC students at the inauguration, giving back on MLK Day, Sunny Hills’ new aquatics facility and more

It’s Friday, Jan. 20, and we’ve got another batch of education stories from the week.

  • A number of Orange County students made the trip to Washington, D.C. to witness Friday’s inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
  • A high schooler from Irvine and her teacher will extensively research the story of a local World War II hero before taking a trip to Normandy, France through a unique project coordinated by the National History Day organization.
  • Newport-Mesa Unified school board members authorized a redesign of the district’s logo, a locally familiar emblem for 25 years.
  • And finally, Keith Hancock of Tesoro High School in the Capistrano Unified School District is one of 10 national finalists for the 2017 Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. Another local finalist, Henry Miller of Sierra Vista Middle School in Irvine, was profiled by the Register last week.