Student, teacher to be honored
Several members of the San Lorenzo Valley High School community will be recognized Saturday, May 11, for their leadership and support efforts for the campus’ Gay-Straight Alliance at the 16th annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards at Pajaro Valley High School in Watsonville.
MollyJean Judd, a junior at SLVHS, will be recognized with the Queer Youth Leadership Award for her activism efforts for queer youth issues and as the president of the SLVHS Gay-Straight Alliance.
Julie Salido, a social studies teacher at SLVHS, will be recognized with the Ally to Queer Youth Award.
For more information, visit www.qyla.org.
Local residents initiated into Phi Kappa Phi
Two local college students were recently initiated into the academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi, a selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Elisabeth Galli and Sariah John, both San Lorenzo Valley natives and San Jose State University students, were initiated into the invitation-only society, which is open only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors.
For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org.
Longtime SLV Museum volunteer retires
At the end of April, the San Lorenzo Valley Museum celebrated the retirement of longtime volunteer Margarita Cornwell, a Boulder Creek native.
Cornwell, 91, has given up her spare time to volunteer with the museum for 30 years; first as a docent, but primarily cataloging the museum's collection of artifacts — including her work to create an index for the Mountain Echo newspaper (1896-1916).
She has been a lifelong San Lorenzo Valley resident, attending Boulder Creek Elementary School and growing up on her father’s 160-acre dairy farm on Bear Creek Road.
In recognition of her many years of volunteer service, the San Lorenzo Valley Museum bestowed on Cornwell an honorary lifetime membership.