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Redlands Wins 35th County Mock Trial Championship

SAN BERNARDINO – Redlands High School continued its winning ways as it wrapped up its record 14th San Bernardino County title in the 35th annual Mock Trial competition that was decided on December 10.
Cajon High School, which was looking for its first county title, gave a spirited and competitive performance, but Redlands’ experienced team pulled out another victory. It was the school’s third title in the past four years.
“This truly was a team effort in every sense,” said Redlands coach Donna St. George, who has been with the team for each and every one of the school’s county titles.
Superior Court Judge Charles Bradley congratulated both Cajon and Redlands for the expertise and poise each showed in the finals at the San Bernardino Justice Center.
“I have no doubt both of these teams could go onto the state competition and win. You are very, very good,” he said.
With the victory, Redlands advances to the state mock trial competition in Riverside in March.
Team members for Cajon are: Lily Bolanos; Valerie Covarrubias; Lauren Helt; Siduri Ho; Eva Henery; Natalie McGlockin; Angela Monroy; Tyler Peyton; Melody Satele; Steven Schwartz; Anna Smith; Jalen Stevenson; and Madison Thomas.
Redlands team members were: Courtney Cappelli; Emma Dixon; Vibhi Ganapathy; Tiffani Le; Bailey McKernan; Michael Moralez; Hazel Naftzger; Tiffany Rekem; Christian Valdez; Tyler Vallecorsa; and Katelyn Zabaleta.
Approximately 400 students representing 32 high school teams have participated in the Mock Trial competition this year. This event is co-sponsored by the San Bernardino County
Superintendent of Schools and the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office.

50th Anniversary Kwanzaa Celebration Was Well Atttended

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- On Saturday, December 10, community members and elected officials came out to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Kwanzaa Celebration. The annual celebration was held at San Bernardino Valley College. This year there was a special skit presented by the PAL Charter Academy.

Men of Tomorrow Rites of Passage Ceremony

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The Mu Xi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc will be hosting its Men of Tomorrow Rites of Passage ceremony on Saturday, December 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at California State University, San Bernardino in the Student Union, Event Room A.
The program will be in collaboration with our fraternity’s national initiative, to inspire young men to complete high school, and college.  Over the past eleven months, members of the fraternity have been mentoring a group of young men (ages 8-18) on various skills that are vital to their future success.  They have attended workshops on goal setting, self-respect, and peaceful conflict resolution, to name a few.
These young men will be honored during Saturday’s luncheon to celebrate their commitment to complete this intensive learning program they began at the beginning of the year.  To RSVP to this event, please contact Kevin Hall at khall1949@yahoo.com by Thursday, December 15. The event is free but parking is $6 for vehicles that do not have a CSUSB parking permit. The street address of the student union is 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407.