is the second largest high school cross country meet on the West
Coast and the third largest in the nation.
Many of the winners will advance to the CIF, then state
championships. Eight of the top 10 California teams will participate.
The Rotary Club of Newport Irvine has been the principal sponsor
of this meet for 20 years, providing volunteer officials to
coordinate the races and paying major meet expenses.
Rotary coordinator Jerry Rekers announced that the club is also
administering a program for the 180 high schools to sell an estimated
10,000 $5 tickets in a raffle to win a free week of vacation in
"A continuing feature this year will be several $1,000 community
college scholarships sponsored by the Newport Irvine Rotary Club for
selected track team members, based on academic potential and
financial need. Additionally, Woodbridge High School will receive
approximately half of the net proceeds of the tickets, Rekers said.
On Sept. 6, Costa Mesa High School will hold its second annual
first-day-of-school pancake breakfast, the signature event for the
school's Family Friendly program.
Breakfast will be served to students, their parents and family
members from 7:30 to 9 a.m. School district and city officials have
been invited to come. Parents, students and community members will
have the opportunity to meet and talk to school adminis trators,
teachers and school staff.
Last year's event was very successful, as more than 1,000 pancake
breakfasts were served, and they are expecting more participation
For more information, please contact Costa Mesa High School
Principal John Garcia at (714) 424-8700.
The next session of eight-week-long computer classes sponsored by
SeniorNet will begin Sept. 12 at the Costa Mesa Senior Center.
Designed for those 50 and older, these classes feature a
student-to-instructor ratio of two-to-one.
State-of-the-art computers running Windows XP are used in these
two-hour classes, each of which is held once a week. The fees include