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Update: The Bears lost to defending state champion Redondo Union in three sets.

By winning three sets in a row and beating first-seed Monte Vista High School (Danville) in the Northern California Regional Championships on Wednesday evening (Dec. 2), the Menlo-Atherton Girls Volleyball team earned a trip to Santiago Canyon College in Orange County where they will compete in the California State Championship Finals today (Dec. 5).

They won the regionals by sweeping Monte Vista 25-23, 25-17, 25-18, advancing to their first-ever state championship final.

The Bears will face Redondo Union tonight at 8:00 pm, playing the best 3 out of 5 sets.

Photo courtesy of M-A Athletic Department

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M-A’s Big Band Dance set for November 21

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M-A’s Big Band Dance, the annual fundraiser for the school’s bands and orchestra, will take place this year on Saturday, November 21, at Ayers Gym on campus. There will be an early opening for those 65+ from 7:00 to 8:00 pm with free admission (donations accepted!) with the dance continuing from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. […]

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M-A’s Jordan Mims selected High School Player of the Week by the San Francisco 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers High School Player of the Week Award for week 7 goes to Jordan Mims of Menlo-Atherton High School. The Junior running back had a night for the record books in M-A’s 31-10 conference win over Aragon. Mims rushed for an astounding 321 yards – marking a new record for the Menlo-Atherton program. […]

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Romance, crashers and grade school friends on display at Zott’s this afternoon

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The Menlo-Atherton High School class of 1965 held its 50th reunion this weekend at various venues on the Peninsula. The events concluded today at Zott’s out in Portola Valley, with folks from the class of 1964 and 1966 in attendance as well. We found some friends from Hillview Drive days (the Porter twins, top, visiting with Hillview […]

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Scholarship created to honor long-time M-A college advisor Alice Kleeman

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She didn’t want a party. She wasn’t interested in recognition for the 6,000 students she advised as they navigated the college selection and application process. But Alice Kleeman, who retired in June after 20 years as Menlo-Atherton High School’s College Advisor, did agree that a scholarship could be created in her name. To honor her positive impact on […]

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Peninsula College Fund alumnus Luis Pimentel pursues career in biotech

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When Luis Pimentel entered Menlo-Atherton High School as a freshman, he was placed in remedial English. He’d been in this country just a few years, immigrating with his family from Mexico and settling into a one-bedroom apartment in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park. By the time he was a senior, he was in AS […]

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Talking teen drug use with Marsha Rosenbaum, director emerita of Drug Policy Alliance

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In what will be her second appearance, Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD, is returning to her alma mater, Menlo-Atherton High School, to talk to parents about teen drug use. The talk, titled Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs, will take place on Thursday, October 8 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the M-A Performing Arts Center […]

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Schuyler Knapp’s Eagle Scout project benefits his high school – M-A – and fellow students

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This summer, Schuyler Knapp, a current sophomore at Menlo-Atherton High School, built 10 lunch tables  for his fellow students as his Eagle Scout project. Schuyler is a member of Boy Scout Troup 206. He’s been involved in scouting since he was a first grader.

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Spotted: Gals from M-A & Woodside high school class of 1966 catching up

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In September, 2012,  there was a gathering of folks who graduated from Hillview, Oak Knoll and Encinal in 1962 when the schools were all K-8. That prompted some to meet for lunch on a more regular basis. Today, one Hillview grad hosted a smaller gathering for gals who graduated from M-A or Woodside in 1966 who live (more or […]

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Former Menlo Oaks resident recalls growing up in the same neighborhood as Gayle King

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Did you know that Gayle King, CBS This Morning co-anchor (and, of course, Oprah’s best friend), lived in Menlo Oaks during the late 60s through early 70’s and graduated from M-A? Her father’s job as an engineer brought them to Menlo Park. The Kings were the second black family to move into Menlo Oaks. As far […]

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Nine M-A students honored for their volunteer service to greater community

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Nine students received Student Service Awards at Menlo Atherton High School’s PTA meeting on May 26th. M-A’s new Principal Simone Kennel (pictured right) presented the awards. Each year, the PTA and the Principal present awards to students who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to volunteer service in the Menlo-Atherton or greater community. Criteria for selecting recipients […]

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