Across the Area

They’re “100 Days Smarter”

PAINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Garden Grove observed the 100th day of school by having some fun with the number 100, including trying to imagine what it looks like to be 100 years old (GGUSD photo).

Students at Thomas Paine Elementary School in Garden Grove on Monday celebrated the 100th day of instruction. Students and faculty, working from the concept of “100 days smarter,” used various math concepts and word prompts using the number 100.

Some decorated shirts and others dressed to see what they might look like at the age of 100.

Paine is part of the Garden Grove Unified School District.

Nominate Woman of Distinction

The deadline for nominating a candidate for the 2023 Stanton Women of Distinction Awards is Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m., via e-mail, mail or in person.

Want to nominate a woman who’s made a contribution to the Stanton community? Go to  and complete the form. For more information, call (714) 890-4270.

Local students honored by colleges

The following students from the communities of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster have beenrecognized for academic achievement.

  • Natalia Durazzo of Huntington Beach has been named to the fall 2022 provost’s list at Hofstra University of Hemsptead, New York. She is in pre-physican’s assistant studies.
  • Anselm Friesen of Westminster has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Benedictine College of Wichita, Kansas.
  • Dani Ghanem of Huntington Beach has been named to the president’s list at Siena College of Loudonville, New York.
  • Nicole Vuncannon of Huntington Beach has been named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Mark your calendar

The annual Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival marking the bonds between the county and Japan to be held April 14-16, 2023 at Central Park in Huntington Beach.

Sponsors, vendors and performers are being sought. Contact information is available at .

Rain, rain … get collected

On Saturday, March 4, the City of Westminster’s Water Division will hold a Rain Barrel Event to harvest rainwater. You can purchase your rain barrel at  and then apply for the $35 rebate (for a net price of $40).

It was a fun Friday

Students from the Vietnamese American Cultural Club at Westminster High School visited several elementary schools in the Westminster School District to perform traditional lunar new year (Tet) dances on Friday, Jan. 27.  Coverage was provided by KABC-TV Channel 7.

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