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Community - May 12, 2010

Briefs: Woodside Priory alum wins Terman Engineering Award

Myles Lam, Woodside Priory class of 2006, was one of two mechanical engineering students receiving the Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Award at Stanford University on April 17.

The award is presented to the students that rank academically in the top 5 percent of the graduating senior class in Stanford's School of Engineering.

Each recipient nominates a high school teacher who has been most influential in his academic career. Mr. Lam nominated Gabe Tang, who taught his advanced placement chemistry class at the Priory.

Rotary Club holds business mixers

The Menlo Park Rotary Club holds business networking mixers at different locations, such as one this year at Marqs in Menlo restaurant, located at 1143 Crane St. in downtown Menlo Park.

The mixers are organized by the Rotary Club but open to the public, said Terry Kent, spokesman for the club. In addition, the Rotary Club sponsors many fundraisers for local and international causes, said Mr. Kent, a broker for Drexel Realty Services.

For more information about the Menlo Park Rotary Club, call Michelle Tsui at 328-4336 or Terry Kent at 328-8015.

Chris Canter moves

to Shelter Network

After serving for six years as director of development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Chris Canter is now leading the development program for Shelter Network, an organization that provides housing and support services to homeless families and individuals on the Peninsula.

He said he planned to remain involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs as a volunteer.

The Boys & Girls Clubs provide extracurricular programs designed to help kids from low-income families succeed in school. The clubs work with children and teenagers from East Palo Alto, Redwood City, and Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood.

Realtor awarded NAR Green Designation

After completing 18 hours of course work designed for Realtors, Marge Draper of Keller Williams Realty has been awarded the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Green Designation.

Ms. Draper was trained in helping clients evaluate the cost and benefits of green building, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, and helping consumers see a property's green potential.

Keller Williams Realty offices are located at 707 Menlo Ave. in Menlo Park and 505 Hamilton Ave. in Palo Alto.

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