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Pacifica “Adopt-A-Child” held

THE ANNUAL Pacifica Adopt-A-Child event went on this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic (GGUSD photo).

On Monday, Dec. 14, Pacifica High School seniors delivered toys to elementary school students for their annual Adopt-A-Child event; where 12th graders “adopted” a kindergartner and purchased gifts for them.

Adopt-A-Child has been a Pacifica winter tradition for over 30 years and even in the middle of a pandemic, Pacifica High School seniors felt that it was important to keep the tradition going. This year, two groups of students loaded up two buses and delivered the toys to five elementary schools. More than 280 kindergarteners were “adopted” by 251 Pacifica seniors and 24 staff members.

“I am extremely proud of the Pacifica seniors for their resiliency and selflessness during this time,” said Board of Education Trustee Teri Rocco. “They understand how important Adopt-A-Child is and worked hard to make sure they still were able to make this holiday season special for a group of deserving children.”

Students who received gifts this year are from schools with the highest percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunches, which include Clinton, Eisenhower, Hazard, Heritage, and Simmons elementary schools.

New GGUSD board officers chosen

At its annual organization meeting on Tuesday, the Garden Grove Unified School District selected new officers for 2021.

Lan Quoc Nguyen will be president and Walter Muneton will serve as vice president.

The GGUSD is a K-12 public school district that serves most of Garden Grove and parts of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.

Special meeting of Stanton council

The Stanton City Council has a special meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21. The meeting is to be held via teleconference with a closed session.

The sole topic on the agenda is a conference with legal council regarding anticipated litigation.
























Photo: Pacifica High School seniors purchased and delivered gifts for more than 280 GGUSD kindergarten students.


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