Menlo Atherton High School

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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.

Schuyler Knapp with tables

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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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Menlo Park Kiwanis awards scholarships to five Menlo-Atherton High School students

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Three of five Menlo Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 12, at Allied Arts Guild. The other two seniors missed the luncheon because of tests and will receive their awards at next week’s luncheon. This year’s MA scholarship awards totaled $23,500. “Scholarship awards are based on […]

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10th annual M-A Big Bear Run attracts almost 1,000 participants

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On Sunday, May 3,  938 registered runners participated in Menlo-Atherton High School’s 10th annual Big Bear run, including the first international runner, a young lady who was visiting San Francisco from Mexico. The  5K race serves as a key fundraiser for M-A’s athletic programs. The “Fastest Bears” — the fastest boy and girl M-A students — were Kevin Conrad, with a time […]

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M-A grad Adrienne McDonnell is author of novel, The Doctor and the Diva

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After one of her family’s frequent moves, Adrienne McDonnell, whose novel The Doctor and the Diva was published in 2011, arrived at Menlo-Atherton High School as a freshman. She already knew one thing: She wanted to be a writer, an aspiration she’d had since first putting pencil to paper in early grade school. “My father worked for Time Life,” […]

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Co-prinicpal Simone Kennel appointed sole principal at Menlo-Atherton High School

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Simone Kennel, Kennel, who has been working at M-A since 2002, will be taking over as the sole principal at the high school on July 1st. Karl Losekoot, M-A’s Administrative Vice Principal, comments that “she is very well deserving. M-A will be very lucky and fortunate to have her”. Furthermore, he recognizes that the selection […]

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Classic Color and Cars at the M-A Classic Car Show

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I stopped by the Classic Car Show held Saturday at Menlo-Atherton High School, an annual benefit event for the high school’s baseball teams. Lots of beautiful old cars (and drivers!) in attendance again this year. I snapped a handful of photos while taking a walk through the display – shooting with my Fujifilm X100T rangefinder camera […]

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M-A hosts car show fundraiser for baseball team on April 18

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This weekend Menlo-Atherton High School will be hosting the Pastimes Classic Car show, a fundraiser for the baseball team, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, which is free to attendees. Last year we interviewed M-A baseball coach Mike Amoroso, who provided some background about the show and some of the school’s baseball memorabilia. Photo from 2014 […]

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M-A freshman Jerry Liu’s composition recognized in Reflections themed art competition

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A grand piano fills up much of the living room at Jerry Liu’s home. That’s not surprising, given that the Menlo-Atherton High School freshman has been studying piano since he was eight years old. What surprised us was that his award-winning composition in the PTA-sponsored Reflections arts competition is written for stringed instruments — a […]

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