A Brentwood student is one step closer to being a "Got Milk?" Girl.

Dinah Marr was among the more than 300 Girl Scouts who entered the photo contest, and has made it into the top 24 finalists.

The Adams Middle schooler now has a chance to be chosen as one of three winners to be on an area billboard.

The 11-year-old member of the NorCal Girl Scouts council submitted her picture with the caption: "Bull's Eye! Inspiration: Girl Scouts. Fuel: Milk."

The contest, which ran from Nov. 5 to Dec. 17, was open to all current Scouts in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Golden State. Each had to submit a photo with a caption of no more than eight words illustrating how Girl Scouts and milk "helped them become strong, healthy and confident."

The commemorative billboards will be unveiled in early February, just as the annual cookie sale kicks off. The contest was inspired by an ad published 15 years ago with a Scout, a stack of cookie boxes and the question: Got Milk?

All 24 finalists receive a $350 camp scholarship. The three grand-prize winners, who will be announced at the end of the month, each receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bond. For more information, visit www.girlscouts.org.


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KINDER SIGN UPS: Brentwood Unified School District is gearing up for the 2013-14 school year. If registering a child for transitional kindergarten, the new student must be 5 years old between Oct. 2 and Dec. 2. These children are encouraged to enroll in transitional kindergarten but are also eligible for traditional kinder classes. For kinder, a student must be 5 years old before Oct. 1. For more specific information and dates to enroll, check your resident school site beginning Feb. 13. Appointments will be made for March 5-7. For details, visit www.brentwood.k12.ca.us.

TEE TIME: Freedom Athletics is set to tee off for its 10th Annual Athletic Director's Golf Tournament.

Proceeds from the June 10 event will benefit the Oakley school's general athletics account. According to its news release, "All forms of support are welcome ... your contribution is critical to the continuation of our outstanding athletics program." The event will be held at Deer Ridge course in Brentwood.

Those interested can contribute with a tournament sponsorship, a monetary donation, or a raffle-prize, auction or tee-prize donation.

The general athletics account is used to support all sports at Freedom High. Funds are used for athletes, equipment, maintenance, transportation, other sporting events and more.

Steve Amaro, athletic director, said contributions "support our students and their desire to be the best athletes they can be."

Donations can be sent to Freedom High, Attn: Martha Magner, 1050 Neroly Road, Oakley, CA 94561. For more details on entry fees, call 925-625-5900.

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