Students of Hillview Middle School French teacher Amy Kingsley won 16 medals in March at the 87th annual Le Grand Concours.

More than 42,000 elementary, middle and high school students participated in the 2022 event.

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Forty-one eighth graders graduated Woodside Elementary School on Friday, June 10, according to a press release.

Student speakers delivered the following keynote addresses:

• Christopher Reyes Urquidez on “Roots Before Branches”

• Benjamin Helfand on “Anything can happen”

• Cherie Gilbert-Cisneros on “Woodside’s Magic”

• Zoe Zdrodowski on “Our 22”

The Class of 2022 chose “Three Little Birds/One Love” by Bob Marley and the Wailers as their class song.

Evie Nichols and Nico Pollioni presented the class gift: a tree to plant in front of the school desk.

A week after the June 7 primary election, Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller and San Carlos City Councilwoman Laura Parmer-Lohan maintained their lead in the race for the District 3 seat on the City Council. San Mateo County Oversight. The two are set to face each other in a run-off election in November.

They are followed by Virginia Chang Kiraly and Steven Booker third and fourth respectively.

As of June 15, Mueller leads the race with 12,063 votes (34.6%), Parmer-Lohan is close behind with 11,225 votes (32.2%). Chang Kiraly follows with 6,750 votes (19.4%) and Booker with 4,815 votes (13.8%).

San Mateo County estimated there were 23,000 ballots left to count as of June 15.

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved the Women’s Reproductive Freedom and Healthcare Privacy Action Plan on Tuesday, June 14.

The plan will support Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, as California is set to receive a nearly 3,000% increase in out-of-state patients seeking abortion care if a highly controversial Supreme Court bill overturns Roe v. Wade becomes the final decision. The leaked project went public last month, sparking protests across the country.

The council’s action plan would provide Planned Parenthood Mar Monte with $1 million, about half to purchase necessary equipment and the rest to be kept in reserve, according to a news release. There will also be an information campaign run by the county on the reproductive services offered.

A draft ordinance designating a buffer zone around Planned Parenthood Mar Monte clinics to prevent harassment of patients and employees is expected to be discussed at the June 28 meeting of the oversight board.

Menlo-Atherton High School athletic directors Paul Snow and Steven Kryger have hired Steven Canalez as the new head coach of the varsity boys water polo teamaccording to a Monday, June 13 press release.

Canalez, who has about a decade of coaching experience, joined the Atherton School’s water polo program in 2019 as head coach of the junior varsity team. In three seasons, he led the team to a 38-19 overall record, including two perfect 10-0 league seasons, finishing number one in Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) play.

Canalez began coaching club water polo in his senior year of high school and transitioned to coaching a junior college after graduation. He spent five years as a junior varsity head coach, as well as a year as a varsity head coach at his alma mater Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, before coming to MA.

Canalez, who has five years of experience as a personal trainer and group coach, has also coached year-round with the Mid-Pen Water Polo Club for the past three years.

Canalez was a club swimmer growing up.

“Steven believes his real strength as a coach lies in his ability to connect with his players and bring out the best in them,” the press release read. “Steven prides himself on using an empathetic approach to help players feel understood while teaching them valuable life skills. He believes water polo is a great way to learn about self and mutual responsibility, as well than on the value of working both harder and smarter.”