Sleepy Hollow reception for retiring teachers

The Sleepy Hollow Parents Club invites former students and their families to attend a retirement reception for Liv Milan and Trudy Barron on Wednesday May 29 at Sleepy Hollow School, 20 Washington Lane, Orinda.

Beverages will be provided, and bring a plate of cookies to share.

Milan began working at Sleepy Hollow School in 1984 as a "Noon Supervisor" and later as an assistant in classrooms. Eventually she became coordinator of the school's after-school program.

Barron has taught Kindergarten at Sleepy Hollow School for nearly 20 years. She has a warm, welcoming classroom that helps her students get their education started right.

If you are unable to attend the event but wish to send personal greeting to Liv or Trudy, please mail them c/o Sleepy Hollow School 20 Washington Lane, Orinda CA 94563

Varsity Tutors to award $1,000 scholarships

Varsity Tutors has launched a monthly college scholarship contest.

The merit-based program is open to U.S. residents 16 and older and offers the opportunity to win $1,000 toward their college tuition.

To enter, students must submit an essay during the submission period, between the first and 15th of each month.

Entries are displayed on the Varsity Tutors website and put to an online public vote via social media from the 16th through the end of the month.


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A panel of judges selects a winner from the five entries that received the most votes. Entries are judged based on clarity of expression, creativity, originality of expression and sincerity, and essay themes center on academic-based topics.

For information and official rules, visit http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.

Send school news to Jennifer Modenessi at jmodenessi@bayareanewsgroup.com.

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