ACADEMIC DECATHLON TEAM TAKES FIRST PLACE IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
Last month, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School (Yorba Linda) students took first place at the National Junior High Academic Decathlon competition for the first time in school history.
The team took first place in the “Logic” portion of the intellectual competition and second place in the “Super Quiz” category. Individually, seventh-grader Benjamin Bernard took first place in math, eighth-grader Julianna Bacolod took second place in religion, and eighth-grader Samantha Elizarraraz, took third place in science. The compiled results put them above 160 other schools from across the country and garnered them the title of National Champions.
“Facing off against talented minds from multiple states was a thrilling experience,” said St. Francis Principal Jeannette Lambert. “We are just so proud of our team and their perseverance!”
“WORKING ON THEIR WINGS”
Catholic Charities Auxiliary will host a benefit luncheon honoring inspirational Catholic women on Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the Arboretum on Christ Cathedral campus, Garden Grove.
Catholic Charities Auxiliary promotes Catholic Charities of Orange County through community service, outreach and fundraising efforts.
Tickets are $70 and can be purchased by visiting the website (https://ccoc.org/auxiliary) or texting Auxiliary to 91999.
GRAPHIC COURTESY OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES
VOTER INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS
The Office of Communications and the Office of Life, Justice & Peace have organized a series of multilingual voter informational sessions in early May, in advance of California’s June primary.
They will be on:
May 3 – 7 p.m. in English
May 3 – 8 p.m. in Spanish
The sessions will be nonpartisan, available online through Zoom links and sponsored by the Orange County Registrar of Voters, the government agency of the county that organizes elections. They will cover the following topics:
History of voting
Orange County Registrar of Voters
Orange County voting model: Voter’s
Voting rights act compliance report
For more information, visit www.rcbo.org/voterday