Liberty district is readying for its Bell Game Run.

Set for Oct. 27, the high school district hopes for a large turnout to the third annual event.

Gene Clare, assistant superintendent and Boston Marathon finisher, will be among the runners. In a news release, he said he's "happy to promote an active lifestyle."

Sponsored by LUHSD's Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program, the 4-mile run begins around the track at Oakley's Freedom High, continues up O'Hara Avenue to Second Street and Oak Street to finish circling the track at Brentwood's Liberty High.

Before event day, fees are $25 for general; $15 for students at www.active.com. Costs on the day of the event are $30 and $20.

Medals will be awarded to the first three finishers in each age group. A pair of shoes will be given to the top male and female runner. All runners receive a T-shirt and post-race refreshments. For more info, visit www.luhsd.net/bellgamerun or email at wilsonj@luhsd.net.

LOOKING TO THE PAST: The Graduates of Distinction Board wants nominations to recognize and honor past graduates.

The directors, through the LUHSD program, will select honorees from "individuals who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments and/or contributions to their chosen profession or community, and deserve recognition for leading lives that remain true to the core values taught" in the district.


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A committee of faculty, staff, retirees and community will review candidates via the following criteria:

Someone who graduated from the district at least 10 years ago and spent a majority of those years in the district; one who demonstrates integrity and is worthy of emulation; one who can be a role model for current students; one who excels in areas such as science, community service, public affairs, government, entertainment, education, fine arts, business and labor.

In April, the winners will tour campuses, participate in assemblies and attend an award ceremony in their honor. Past honorees include Bill Bristow, Joanne Byer, Mary Black and Hugh Henderson.

Nomination forms are available at www.luhsd.net, or the district office, 20 Oak St. in Brentwood. For more info, call 925-634-2166 ext. 2028.

STRIKE UP THE BAND: The 29th annual Delta Band Review played its way down D Street in Antioch on Sept. 29.

Hosted by Antioch High School's instrumental music department, the band competition featured 20 groups from as far away as Manteca and San Francisco.

Local schools participating included Antioch's Deer Valley, Oakley's Freedom and Brentwood's Liberty High and, of course, Antioch High.

Armijo High School marched away with the big prize, snagging the sweepstakes awards for music, marching, showmanship, auxiliary and the highest overall score.

Tony Cavalleri, organizer and AHS director of instrumental music, said: "The event went very well this year. I would not have been able to put on the event without the hard work of the parent volunteers at AHS."

TEST TERMS: The current version of the GED test expires in December 2013. It will be replaced with Jan. 2, 2014.

Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass, or will have to start over in 2014 to receive a high school credential.

According to a news release, Tara Torres, GED instructor, said: "The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential. We want to be sure that everyone is aware of this deadline."

Torres added that "adult learners" can get help through the district.

For more info, visit www.finishtheGED.com or call 925-634-2565.

SHOPPING FOR A CAUSE: For several years, Mary Jo Cooper has been organizing fundraisers to help build up Garin Elementary's library, garnering about $5,000 to date.

Fall and spring boutiques are held at Orchard View Lodge at Summerset IV, 770 Centennial Way in Brentwood.

The next event is set from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27, with 35 rental tables available to vendors. Drawings will also be held throughout the day. Proceeds directly benefit the school library. For more info, call 925-634-7915 or visit www.BrentwoodHolidayBoutiques.info.

If you have school news to share, contact Trine Gallegos at trineg@att.net. You can also reach Judith Prieve at jprieve@bayareanewsgroup.com If you have school news to share, contact Trine Gallegos at trineg@att.net. You can also reach Judith Prieve at jprieve@bayareanewsgroup.com.