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Graduation from St. Mary’s High School

Ariana Mitchell Me side AToday was Ariana’s graduation. The yellow rope is her award for Summa Cum Laude, which means the highest praise for achieving a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 and above. The red rope which is hard to see on a red gown is for Senior Project Recognition.

Mitchell, her father is on her right and I’m on her left.

Since I graduated from St. Mary’s College, which is connected to St. Mary’s High School, we both are alumni from St. Mary’s.

Awards at SMHS

Ariana with her mom, Hella Tsaconas at

Happy Day for all.


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Las Positas College Anthology Called Impressions

LPC Anth George n Me standing (1)George Cramer, Editor in Chief and Production Manager, with me holding Las Positas College’s 2015 Anthology called, Impressions and my Honorable Mention award.

George’s story, “War Comes to Rakuen” was published in the anthology also.

LPC Anth group B(10)

After my creative writing class on Monday, we took a group photo of the writers whose stories are published in Las Positas College Impressions, left to right:

Gary Lea for his story, “Out of the Blizzard.”

Linda Todd for her story, “The Sergeant” and her photos, “Tulip Field” “Sea Train.”

Me for my story, “Waiting.”

Julie Royce for her stories, “Finding Myself in the Mission” and “Disturbance Call.”

Jordan Bernal for her photo, “Fairy Glen.”

Patrick Coyle who won First Place Prose for his story, “Time of Your Life.”

Tanda Clauson, absent from the group, was published in the anthology for her photo, “Waiting for Spring Rain’ and her story,” Bravery.”

We enjoyed celebrating our successes.

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Las Positas College Anthology Book Launch

Patrick accepting first placeElana with butterfly photoTanda with eyes open and bootsLas Positas College’s Anthology judges awarded Patrick Coyle first place award for his essay, “Time of Your Life.”

Elena K. Manzo’s photo of her daughter holding a butterfly called “Joy Through Child’s Eyes” is printed in the anthology.

Tanda Clauson’s photo of her son’s boots called “Waiting for Spring Rain” is also in the anthology.

Several other California Writers Club, Tri-Valley Branch members have photos, stories, poetry, and essays in the book called IMPRESSIONS.

My short story called “Waiting” won Honorable Mention.


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