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Menlo-Atherton High School seniors Chris Iyer (pictured left) and Maanek Sehgal both received $2,500 National Merit scholarships. They were among 2,500 Merit Scholar designees nationwide chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Maanek plans on attending UCLA to study Computer Science and Engineering. Outside of the classroom, he is the captain of M-A’s debate team, the president of his high school’s Junior State of America chapter, and plays badminton for M-A.

He is also interested in epidemiology and health outcomes, and has done research on osteoporotic hip fracture hospitalization trends. He enjoys playing tennis and listening to NPR in his free time.

Chris will attend Stanford University in the fall. He is considering a major in neuroscience, after an engaging summer working at the Krubitzer Lab as part of the U.C. Davis Young Scholars Program.

He also has a passion for jazz trumpet, playing in M-A’s jazz band and combo, and also with a small combo of friends, called “The Blues by Five,” that practices in his garage and performs locally. [Note: InMenlo has covered “The Blues by Five previously; they’ll be playing their “final final” gig at Freewheel Brewery this Saturday.]

Chris plays varsity tennis for M-A, cheers wildly at M-A volleyball and soccer games, and enjoys playing ultimate frisbee on the side.

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Renee Batti takes the helm at The Almanac

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Renee Batti’s appointment as Editor of The Almanac brings things full circle, so to speak. But you need to be a long-term, mid-Peninsula resident to know that one of The Almanac’s founding papers, The Country Almanac, was started in 1965 by three women. Jean Heflin, Betty Fry and Hedy Boissevain started the paper, which circulated […]

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County Poet Laureate Lisa Rosenberg reads at Cafe Zoë in Menlo Park on May 10

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On Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 pm, poet Lisa Rosenberg will read from her recently-released debut collection, A Different Physics, winner of the 2017 Red Mountain Poetry Prize, with an informal Q & A and book signing. The reading will take place atCafe Zoë in Menlo Park (1929 Menalto Ave. 94025) Lisa is the second Poet […]

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Talking hearing loss with Bill Facteau, CEO of Menlo Park-based Earlens

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A brand new trophy sat on Earlens CEO Bill Facteau’s desk — and it was one to be proud of. The Menlo Park-based medical technology company had received a “Best New Product Award” for it Earlens Light-Driven Hearing Aid by the 2018 Edison Awards, who wrote: “Earlens brings people with hearing loss closer to normal hearing […]

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Menlowe Ballet’s spring season includes new ballet in tribute to Florence Nightingale

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Menlowe Ballet’s 2018 spring season — Illume — is fitting, in particular, because one of the three ballets is based on the life of Florence Nightingale. A tribute to the visionary who revolutionized the nursing profession, The Lady with the Lamp is choreographed by Menlowe Artistic Director Michael Lowe and Associate Artistic Director Sarah-Jane Measor. “The world premiere of The […]

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Aimée Bolter Campbell is the host of Dala’s Nest house concerts in Menlo Park

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“Everybody gets a front seat,” says Aimée Bolter Campbell about her Dala’s Nest house concerts that she hosts each year at her Menlo Park home on O’Connor Street. The season kicks off this year on April 21 with the Adrian West Trio. Aimée had a career as a technical writer before retiring in 2016, two […]

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Poet Lisa Rosenberg reads from her debut collection on April 10

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Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg, who is San Mateo County Poet Laureate, will read from her debut collection, A Different Physics, winner of the 2017 Red Mountain Poetry Prize at The Terraces of Los Gatos on Tuesday, April 10. The reading will include an informal Q&A and book signing. The event is free and open […]

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It’s Easter egg hunt time in Menlo Park

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Menlo Park held two Easter egg hunts this morning, one at Kelly Park and the other at Burgess Park. The latter was attended by InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg, who captured some of the controlled chaos, along with the satisfied and determined egg hunters and the Easter bunny. The hunt in Menlo is sponsored by […]

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Long time Menlo Park resident Arthur Flegel passes away at age 100 years, seven months

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Arthur E. Flegel, who brought furniture to downtown Menlo Park with the opening of Flegel’s Home Furnishings on Santa Cruz Avenue in 1954, passed away in his sleep on March 16. The longtime Menlo Park resident was 100 years, seven months old. There will be a memorial service for Mr. Flegel on May 4, 2018, […]

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Oak Knoll School Principal Kristen Gracia inducted into Skyline College Hall of Fame

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On Saturday, Oak Knoll School Principal, Kristen Gracia, was inducted into the Skyline College Hall of Fame to honor her time there as a two-sport star, twice named MVP in softball, along with being the MVP in Cross Country. As a student at Skyline College, Kristen was awarded the Garlington Award for her athletic accomplishments […]

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Yuhui Chen brings her passion for fitness to Menlo Park

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If anyone can inspire a person to get fit, it’s Yuhui Chen, owner of SBM Fitness in Menlo Park. She now lives and breathes the steps and tools needed to achieve fitness, but that wasn’t always the case. A native of Taiwan, she came to the U.S. via Tokyo in 2008, having moved 19 times […]

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