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North County School News, May 1

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Steam block party in the park today

The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering will add a little steam to a family day at San Diego County Park starting at 3 p.m. today. Join local steam companies and community organizations, including Live Well San Diego, for scavenger hunts through the park’s nature trails, to win prizes for passport books as well as interactive activities and visiting booths. The San Diego County Education Office is offering its “Play Math!” is bringing. To show how students play with math outside of school. The day will include a family-friendly band, local food trucks, and BYOP (bring your own picnic) if you choose! The park is at 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Call (858) 623-4253; Visit


Wildcat car show seeks sponsors, donors

The El Camino Wildcat Foundation will host its 10th Annual Wildcat Run Car and Motor Show at El Camino High School on May 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with all proceeds going to El Camino High School students. The event showcases about 200 cars/motorcycles and attracts several thousand spectators. The day includes a food court, silent auction, opportunity drawing, vendor booths, trophies, T-shirts, and more. Sponsorship and vendor booth opportunities are still available, and donations to the raffle/silent auction are also appreciated. Contact [email protected] To register a car, motorcycle, boat or anything with a motor, contact the Wildcat Foundation through that email address, or visit Registration costs $30 until May 13, $35 on show day, and includes a dash plaque, T-shirt, and goody bag. For other questions, contact Shawna Williamson at [email protected]

MCC dramatizes Flint water crisis

News of contaminated water affecting thousands of residents of Flint, Mich., at Miracosta College is the subject of a new play, “Flint.” The play, written by Jose Kaas, examines the situation in the water crisis through stories based on and inspired by the lives of those affected by the tragedy. Shows are at the MiraCosta Theater today at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on May 8 and Thursday through Saturday. Mask is required. Tickets are $12 general public, $11 senior/military, and $10 student at Call (760) 795-6815 or email [email protected]

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san marcos

Palomar hosts reports to the community

The community is invited to join the campus of Palomar College and join community leaders from across North County as they complete 75 years of student success. “A Time for Celebration,” Palomar’s 2022 Community Showcase, will take place Wednesday at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Registration, networking and breakfast begins at 7 am, followed by an 8 a.m. event, featuring updates, highlights of the 2020-21 academic year and presentation of this year’s Comet Award. The program also includes remarks from Superintendent/President Dr. Starr Rivera-Lacey, his introductory address to the community after his appointment in mid-2021. Organized by the Palomar College Foundation, the celebration will also include the inauguration of the capsule to coincide with Palomar’s 75th anniversary. Tickets for the Community Showcase are $20 and are available at

Solana Beach

Discovery Fest is Coming on Saturday

The community is invited to join in the fun at the third annual Discovery Fest (formerly called Stream Fest), which will celebrate all things prehistoric. Solana Pacific School runs free programs on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Families can explore the theme “Can You Dig It: All Things Prehistoric”. Student teams from each of the district’s seven schools will take part in a real-time engineering competition that challenges them to build something to help a paleontologist, geologist, or gemologist do their job. Students will also give TED Talk-style presentations. Activity booths will provide learning opportunities, and food trucks will have refreshments for sale. The day is hosted by the Solana Beach School District in conjunction with the Solana Beach Schools Foundation. Solana Pacific School is at 3901 Townsgate Drive, San Diego. Visit

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Culinary Arts students earn scholarships

Four students from Vista High School recently won culinary college scholarships at the California Restaurant Foundation’s 2022 ProStart Cup, a culinary arts and restaurant entrepreneurship competition held in Long Beach. More than 40 students from across California compete by preparing three-course meals and presenting innovative restaurant concepts to a panel of restaurant and food industry professionals. The Vista High School team of Getzn López Alonzo, Allison Levings, Eric Kirsch and Grace Hefner, led by teacher Kim Plunkett, finished third in the BJ’s Restaurant Culinary Cup competition. He had just 60 minutes to make a three-course meal, and he presented the judges: kampachi crudo (starter); Beef with Mexican street corn (entrée) and abuelas panna cotta (dessert). The cuisine earned each team member up to $75,000 in culinary scholarships. Colleges award scholarships determined based on the ranking of the winner, and students claim the scholarship when they enroll in any of the colleges offering the ProStart Competition Scholarship. Visit

PEO Chapter Offering Education Grants

The PEO Program for Continuing Education is a need-based grant program that provides one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who return to school to complete a degree or certification. The money can be used for expenses such as tuition, books, supplies, transportation, classroom babysitting, testing fees, and equipment. The maximum grant is $3,000. Applicants must have had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student and within 18 consecutive months of completing an educational program. Now applications are being accepted for the fall semester (August 2022). Contact Carol Gruber of PEO Vista Chapter ND at [email protected]

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