Alain Pinel Realtors in the Blackhawk and Danville offices gathered 100 Christmas gifts as they participated in the Adopt an Angel Program, run by the Volunteer and Emergency Services of Contra Costa County.
Alain Pinel employees Ingrid French and Barbara White organized the gift drive, which the company did for the fourth year. Real estate agents sponsored specific children, with a choice of three possible gifts, which total about $35.
"What an awesome job these agents did as a group in pulling together gift support for 100 well deserving local children that could use some holiday cheer," said Lisa Crosby-Torres, Alain Pinel office manager.
Scholarships for deserving daughters
Danville Job's Daughters raised $500 at their annual Breakfast with Santa, for the Danville Joy Williams Scholarship. The organization awards scholarships at the international and regional level each year.
Dani Williams, a past honored queen of Bethel No. 247 Danville, was a senior at California High School in San Ramon when she died Dec. 3, 2006, in a single-car crash in Yolo County.
The scholarship was awarded to Allison Hom, a close friend of Dani's and also a past honored queen of the group. Hom received $1,500 scholarship; she is now a freshman at San Jose State University studying industrial design.
For information about Danville Job's Daughters, contact Bethel Guardian Leah Muhleman at 829-8505.
The Wendy Heisman winners
Monte Vista High School seniors Courtney Jones and Aaron Kwong won the Wendy's 2007 High School Heisman Award, which is based on outstanding achievement in scholarship, athletics and citizenship.
Jones has a 3.67 grade point average and is on the soccer and track and field teams. She belongs to the California Scholarship Federation and is a student athletic trainer for the football team.
Kwong has a 4.5 grade point average and is also on the track and field team. He is treasurer of the California Scholarship Federation, a member of the National Honor Society, and belongs to the American Cancer Society on campus.