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Foothills Sentry


Tuesday, July 7, 2015


McPherson Magnet School has heart


Just before school was dis-


Mayor Tita Smith (left), the first graduate of the Orange Police Department’s Community Emergency Response Team training class, receives her certificate from Police Chief Robert Gustafson.


Citizens trained for emergency response


The first graduates of the Or-


ange Police Department’s Com- munity Emergency Response Team (CERT) class received cer- tificates at a ceremony June 10. The new course is designed to


teach community members how to care for themselves and assist others during a catastrophic event if trained police and fire person- nel are unavailable. During the 20 hours of instruc-


tion, students learned disaster preparedness, basic first aid, light search and rescue, and indicators of terrorism. The first graduating class con-


sisted of 26 students, including Mayor Tita Smith, who was the first to be granted her certificate. The next CERT classes will be-


gin Oct. 12. To apply for admis- sion, email cert@orangepd.org or call (714) 744-7477.


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missed for the summer, Diane Jennings’ fourth grade class at McPherson Magnet School was informed that it had $200 avail- able for an end-of-the-year party. The students eagerly began dis-


The Orange County Transporta-


tion Authority is accepting appli- cations for its teen council, a group that allows high school students to participate in transportation-relat- ed discussions and projects with their peers and OCTA staff. Applications can be found at


octa.net/teencouncil. The dead- line for filing an application is


cussing ideas, like hiring a bal- loon artist, a karaoke player, or many other great ways to spend the money. One student quietly raised his hand and suggested that they donate a portion of their party money to a nonprofit.


July 31. Students selected for the coun-


cil will serve a one-year term and meet monthly during the school year. Members have the chance to build leadership, teamwork, criti- cal thinking and communication skills, while working with OCTA staff to develop and implement projects – an asset to highlight on


Back row: Devin Tut- ty, Tommy Wilkinson, Gage Klinker, Noah Baker, Diane Jen- nings, Niko Gutierrez, Jonathon Tabb, Jaden Esparza, Jay Snyder, Owen Smith, An- drew Brunner, Sarah Schmidt (from Relay for Life). Fourth row: Kennedy Fullwood, Lily Capra, Gina Luong, Jessy Gal- legos, Ashlinn Dodd, Ally Demoss, Rosa Gutierrez. Third row: Owen Pham, Trevor Kelly, Lucas Gaetano, Ethan Hoang, Edward Martinez, Isabella Hernandez. Second row: Alexis Murphy, Juliet Otellio, Madi- son Nguyen, Macayla Morse, Arianna Val- dovinos; front row: Annika Hayes and Lulu Foyle.


After a minute or two of silence and sidelong glances, the room erupted into a flurry of approval. The fourth-graders decided they would honor Relay for Life, an event sponsored by theAmerican Cancer Society.


OCTA council needs teens


college applications and resumes. Teen council members must be


13 to 18 years old as of Sept. 1, 2015, Orange County residents, and attend an Orange County public or private school. For more information, contact


Lauren Thompson at lthomp- son@octa.net or call (714) 560- 5349.


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