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Malibu High School Animal Rights Club members (left to right) Izzie Hack, Sophie Johnson, “The Paw Project” documentarian Jennifer Conrad, club president Caroline Pietrzyk, Sarah Stipanowich and Madeleine Ward smile together at the club’s screening of “The Paw Project.” Photos submitted
Pepperdine students (left to right) Jeremy Ueki, Savannah Holmes, Adeleyah Mojica and Emily Pimental pose with Webster student Bianca Wakelin (front) before she hands out fliers for $100 golden tickets that can win two flights anywhere in the world on Turkish Airlines.
Pepperdine students Savannah Holmes (left) and Max Muxai teach the Webster kindergarten class about Hawaii.
Students from OLM’s robotics teams smile together on March 8 at the REC Foundation competition that OLM hosted.
Our Lady of Malibu third-graders smile with members of the Malibu Labor Exchange.
Staff Report
3:44 pm PDT March 24, 2014

Malibu High School

Furry friends

Two weeks ago, Malibu High School’s Animal Rights Club hosted a screening of the documentary “The Paw Project.”  

More than 50 students attended to learn about the practice of de-clawing cats, which is becoming increasingly viewed as inhumane.  

After the screening, documentarian Jennifer Conrad, DVM, spoke with students and answered questions on the future of de-clawing cats in the United States. This practice has recently been outlawed by cities, including Los Angeles and Santa Monica. 

Webster Elementary School

Aloha among Malibu schools

On March 14 Pepperdine Hawaii Club President Jeremy Ueki and members Savannah Holmes, Adeleyah Mojica, Emily Pimental and Max Muxai visited Webster Elementary to educate the children about Hawaiian language and culture. 

Pepperdine hosted their luau on Saturday, March 22, and Webster will host their luau-themed event on Friday, March 28, at Geoffrey’s in Malibu. 

Our Lady of Malibu School

Robotic rewards

On March 8, OLM School hosted a Robotics Education and Competition Foundation competition. 

There were nine teams competing for spots in the California State Championship on March 15 in Santa Clara. Glen Sunyich, 

OLM’s technology and robotics leader and his wife, Debra Rubenacker, pulled off a great event. They spent numerous hours in preparation as well as being on the go constantly during the competition. 

OLM had three teams, with members from three different grade levels, competing: Josh Kamen, Tripp Principe and Liam Mudd represented OLM’s seventh-grade class; Calvin Joyce, Quinn Conway, Rachel DeAngelis, Nicholas Vandergon and David Songa represented OLM’s sixth-grade class; and Samantha Palmer, Renni Collins and Ama Allan represented OLM’S fifth-grade class.

The tournament’s Overall Excellence Award went to OLM’s Malibu Mechanized team.

Chipping in

Our Lady of Malibu School’s third-grade class delivered the weekly donations they collected for the Malibu Labor Exchange.