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A wildfire awareness presentation for residents of Lake Hills and the surrounding Cuernavaca Road neighborhoods is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 7 at Austin Ridge Bible Church, 9300 Bee Cave Road, Building C.

Representatives from the Texas A&M Forest Service, CE-Bar Fire Department and professional arborists will offer presentations on wildfire awareness and prevention, including specific wildfire mitigation steps that home owners can take to protect their own properties.

The presentation will also include the process for the area becoming designated as a “firewise community,” and will describe the “Ready, Set, Go” awareness program offered by the Texas A&M Forest Service.

The Westlake High School Jazz Band will perform at a concert May 10 featuring guest artist and renowned trumpeter Rod McGaha.at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. For more information visit whsjazz2013.eventbrite.com.

Cole Foster, a Bridge Point Elementary School third-grader, has received an award for high honors in mathematical ability from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. This summer, he will travel to Los Angeles to receive the award and attend summer courses through the Johns Hopkins program, along with playing baseball.

Lincoln Valdez, a Westlake High School Junior, was one of eight Texas high school students selected for the inaugural National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. The 120 NYO-USA musicians, chosen from 42 states, all ages 16-19, will travel to New York in late June for a two-week training residency on the campus of Purchase College, State University of New York, working with professional orchestral players. The orchestra will then embark on an international tour in Washington, D.C., Moscow, St. Petersburg and London. Valery Gergiev, renowned conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, will lead the NYO-USA in its first year, and violinist Joshua Bell will join as a soloist.

Westlake High School students Irena Martinez and William Brown helped their school take second place in the video category of the sixth annual Teens in the Driver Seat Driving the Message contest. The winning video was entitled “Own Your Phone” and carries with it a $1,000 prize for the school.

The contest, sponsored by State Farm, offered students the opportunity to submit either a poster or video for a chance to win up to $2,000 for their school. Winning entries were then made available on the program’s website to other safe teen driving advocates to download, use and distribute.

This year, the contest had a record number of entries (more than 180).

To view or download the winning entries, visit t-driver.com/sixth-annual-texas-driving-the-message-contest/.

The West Lake Hills City Council will meet at 7 p.m. May 8 at West Lake Hills City Hall, 911 Westlake Drive.


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