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David Fletcher has been called up to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s major league team

Former Cypress High baseball player David Fletcher has been called up to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s major league team.

Fletcher had been one of the team’s most productive minor-leaguers and had stayed with the big club through all of spring training, before returning to Salt Lake City. However, an injury had necessitated a roster move and Fletcher was called up on Tuesday.

The 2007 FC Premier team was made up of Los Al area players, ages 10-11

A local girls soccer team took second place in an arena soccer toiurnament, falling in a tight championship game on Sunday in Garden Grove.

The 2007 FC Premier team was made up of Los Al area players, ages 10-11. FC Premier was put together for extra esperience, but was playing in its first arena tournament. Head coach Salina Ortiz said she was proud of how hard the players worked.

“We have a great core group of girls and are looking to add more,” Ortiz said.

Both received their awards from the Orange County Music and Arts Administrators (OCMAA) organization

 

Students of all ages created amazing projects that incorporated science, technology, engineering, the arts and math

More than 750 students, parents, STEAM professionals and community members packed the Los Alamitos High School gym at the 4th annual Los Alamitos Unified district-wide STEAM Showcase, which was provided by LAEF (Los Alamitos Education Foundation) recently.

Students of all ages created amazing projects that incorporated science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM). There is a nation-wide movement to bring more of these subjects to our schools and to inspire children to pursue careers in these fields.

The various dances emerged with nine high first place awards and one first place along with a specialty award

The Los Alamitos High School Dance Program embarked on a new opportunity by competing all levels of the dance program, for the first time, in the Bella Donna Productions That’s Dancin’ competition on June 2. The various dances emerged with nine high first place awards and one first place along with a specialty award, Fosse – best cabaret style jazz, for the dance “Money.” Also, six of the dances swept the Overall Novice Senior Group and Overall Beginning Senior Group by taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd group categories when their overall dance scores were calculated.

The team will compete this fall in AYSO Region 159

AYSO Region 159 Girl’s U12 Team (The Sand Witches) coached by Mike Flores and Justin Bragg went undefeated this past weekend at the Huntington Beach 7v7 Sand Soccer Tournament. Down 3-1 at halftime in the championship match, The Sand Witches stormed back with three unanswered goals to beat the Moreno Valley Rebels 4-3.

The team will compete this fall in AYSO Region 159, one of the largest youth soccer organizations serving Los Alamitos/Rossmoor/Seal Beach. Late registration is still open for youth soccer players ages 5-19 at www.ayso159.org.

Weaver Elementary instructor lauded as “champion for all kids.”

An 18-year veteran elementary school teacher has been named 2018 Teacher of the Year by the Los Alamitos Unified School District. District Superintendent Dr. Sherry Kropp praised Ruth Freedman-Finch as an “exceptional teacher and colleague who goes above and beyond to improve the lives of children. Her passion for young people inspires her excellent work and dedication to the teaching profession. She is truly a champion for all kids.”

The Interact Club, a student community service club that works in partnership with Rotary International, raised $8,500 to pay for drilling...

 

A group of students at Los Alamitos High School has reached across the world to bring fresh water to a parched village in South Sudan. The Interact Club, a student community service club that works in partnership with Rotary International, raised $8,500 to pay for drilling of a well in Abany, located near the northern border of the central African nation.

The City has hosted this important event since 1972, honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms

On Monday, May 28, the City of La Palma hosted the annual Memorial Day Ceremony in front of the Eternal Flame and Memory Garden outside of the Civic Center. The City has hosted this important event since 1972, honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.  Also recognized at the event, were past and present La Palma Veterans. This year’s ceremony included a keynote address from Colonel Michael J.

Fighting Irish reached Division 3 semifinals, after winning CIF-SS Division 4 title

 

After winning the CIF-SS Division 4 championship last year, the Kennedy High boys volleyball team was on a quest to win back-to-back titles.

The Fighting Irish were moved into Division 3 this year, and made a run to the semifinals before seeing their season come to an end with a four-set loss to a familiar foe. After dropping the first two sets, Kennedy came within inches of forcing a fifth set, but fell, 15-25, 19-25, 25-21, 23-25 to Downey, the team it had defeated in last year’s final.

Noah Carter sent the Centurions into the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs with an eighth-inning, lead-off home

 

One bad inning nearly ended the playoffs for the Cypress High baseball team as soon as it started. But the Centurions scratched and clawed their way back into the game, tying it up in the bottom of the seventh inning on an infield single.

That set up an extra inning bomb, as sophomore outfielder Noah Carter sent the Centurions into the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs with an eighth-inning, lead-off home run that gave Cypress a 5-4 win over Mission Viejo, on Friday at Cypress High.

The change would begin with the 2020 election

 

Among the issues on the agenda at Friday’s Los Alamitos City Council meeting, was the resolution to switch the city from its current at-large election process to a district-based election.

Respect IS our most highly regarded human trait

A reader of this column (Kris) suggested I write an article about respect.

She feels there is a huge lack of respect, and the kind of respect she saw, and was taught as she grew up. She doesn't see the respect from other people for parents, grandparents, other elderly, teachers, police, etc.

Kris also wrote: "What does it mean to honor your father and mother?

The Greek word for honor means “to revere, prize, and value.”

Keynote speaker was Los Alamitos High football coach Ray Fenton, who spoke very nicely about his father, who was a police officer

 

Once again, the Los Alamitos Police Appreciation Luncheon was a nice affair that recognized a few people as representatives of the department.

The keynote speaker was Los Alamitos High football coach Ray Fenton, who spoke very nicely about his father, who was a police officer. Though, the opening of his speech was regarding Los Al Chief of Police Eric Nunez, and their first meeting. Fenton and Nunez came to Los Al right around the same time.

What does Memorial Day mean to you?

 

In a previous issue of the Sun News, a question was asked in “Sidewalk Talk.” “What does Memorial Day mean to you?” Of the four people who responded, one said, “Drink beer with the family.” Another stated, “It’s a day to eat a lot of food.” Another said, ”Play 4-6 games of soccer.” One person offered, “a good day to take notice of troops … especially over holidays.” REALLY!!

Welcome to the new Event-News Enterprise

Welcome to the new Event-News Enterprise. Regular readers of the Wednesday News Enterprise, are likely familiar with the Event News, a sister publication. Over the years, the two papers have overlapped more often, covering the cities of Los Alamitos, Cypress and La Palma, among others.

Let’s each of us render a heartfelt tribute to the one mother who gave us birth and life

Why do we have only one day of each year to celebrate Mother’s Day?

First, a bit of history, unofficially, and with no present day fanfare, we need to thank Anna Jarvis for her long, ongoing campaign starting in 1905 when she held a memorial for her deceased mother. Also, Anna noted that Mother’s Day be spelled ‘singular possessive’ so each family would honor their own mother.

Corin Hill, recently led 25 leaders and scouts across our southern border into Mexico to an orphanage to conduct his Eagle Scout project

 

Cypress High Student and Troop 670 Life Scout, Corin Hill, recently led 25 leaders and scouts across our southern border into Mexico to an orphanage to conduct his project in pursuit of the Boy Scouts’ highest rank of Eagle.

Corin had well thought-out reasoning for choosing such a bold endeavor.

“The BSA recognizes that my community is not just limited to my school, city or even country. Community is, in effect, the description of humanity across our whole world,” he said.

Long-time police appreciation organizer, Johnnie Strohmyer also recognized

 

A police officers job has always been challenging. It is dangerous at times, stressful, emotional and yet rewarding in many ways. Today’s police officers have become far more than just crime stoppers.

At the 36th Annual Los Alamitos Police Appreciation Luncheon, Los Al Chief Eric Nunez praised three local officers for representing the work the department does and for their contributions in the past year.

Joe and Anna Woyjeck donate $40,000 in fire equipment to high school

 

The parents of a Los Alamitos High School graduate, and a fallen firefighter, were honored by the school district board for donating $40,000 in equipment to the school’s fire technology program through an organization they founded in memory of their son.