Pleasanton couple's dog a winning wiener

"In the seven years they have been together, Patrick Major has seen Sammy Davis transform from a playful pet to one of the fastest dachshund racers in the state. Even though he stands only about 6 inches tall, Sammy can pump his stubby little legs and leap through the air to catch Frisbees nearly as big as he is. And, this pooch was a doggie pinup in the International Disc Dog calendar three years running." Read More Here

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Brad Waldow Visits Hamilton Meadow Park School: Inspiring Wonder in Youth

An important educational outreach visit from Saint Mary’s College star center, Brad Waldow “inspired wonder” at the Hamilton Meadow Park School in Novato.

On a rainy Tuesday afternoon,  Brad spoke on the importance of time management, being your own leader, and staying focused on academics. He spoke of his personal goal of being an accountant, and earning his bachelor of science and masters degree from Saint Mary’s College.

The joy of college bound kids

The joy of college bound kids

Inspiring the students to think beyond athletics, he stated, “if I was not a basketball player, I still could have gone to any college in the nation because of my academic success in high school. Once you get to college, it is important for you to have the discipline to stay focused on the goal of education.”

Many thanks to Tanya Madsen, Hamilton Meadow Park AVID coordinator for her leadership,  organizing this educational outreach for her AVID students, and the middle school population. On January 25, 2014, Ms Madsen’s 57 AVID students will travel to Saint Mary’s College for an early college outreach, organized by Novato Chess Club (HYA), the purpose of this field trip is to:

1. expose: 1st generation college bound students, parents, and guardians to a college environment

2. inform: students, parents, and administrators of college requirements and alternative admission programs

3. reinforce: academic goals, and responsibility

Partnering with Saint Mary’s College make this program affordable for all youth.  Read more about the HYA College Outreach Program, and get your child involved.

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