Kalani Prokop of Ramona recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award — the organization’s highest honor — for her outstanding leadership and commitment to community service, reports Michelle Ross of Girl Scouts San Diego.
For her Gold Award project, Kalani reached out to residents of the Ramona Senior Center, where she volunteers during her school vacations.
She taught computer classes geared toward facilitating communication with loved ones far away. Her series of four lessons — which she presented eight times over two summers — covered computer basics, email, Facebook and online security.
She also offered one-on-one classes for those with little cyber experience.
The Cathedral Catholic High School junior belongs to Girl Scout Troop 2208. She is the daughter of the Honorable Maria Arroyo (retired Juvenile Court judge) and Stanley Prokop. Her two older sisters, Tiffany Lynch and Taylor Arroyo-Tabin, received the Gold Award in previous years.
Kalani is one of 44 Girl Scouts in the San Diego region who earned the Gold Award this year. Just 5 percent of Girl Scouts nationwide achieve this level of recognition.
The tradition of the highest leadership awards for Girl Scouts has included The Golden Eaglet of Merit (1916-19), The Golden Eagle (1919-38), First Class (1938-82) and The Curved Bar (1940-80). In 1980, the name became the Girl Scout Gold Award.
Through the years, approximately 1 million Girl Scouts have earned one of these service awards.
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouting provides leadership experience for girls. Through Girl Scouts, girls discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.
Jul 26 2014 | Posted in Youth
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Ramona Junior Fair continues Sunday with goats, llamas, alpacas and horses.
The 43rd annual junior fair opened today at Ramona Junior Fairgrounds, 431 Aqua Lane, with a dog show, rabbit and cavy show and home economics judging.
A highlight of the 10-day fair for 4-H and FFA participants is the livestock auction slated to begin Saturday at 1 p.m.
With nearly 300 exhibitors in the 43rd Annual Ramona Junior Fair, participants, bidders and visitors anticipate 10 days of shows, showmanship and competition as area 4-H’ers and FFA members gather “Under the Big Top with the Livestock.”
All activities except the horse show will be at the Ramona Junior Fairgrounds, 431 Aqua Lane, from July 26 through Aug. 3. The horse show will be at Mountain Valley Ranch, 842 Highway 78, Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m.
Winterball signups for Ramona Pony League and Ramona Girls Softball begin this weekend.
From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, registration for boys winterball will be available at the Pony fields’ snack bar at 417 Aqua Lane.
The cost, which includes hat and shirt, is $95 per player and $80 for a sibling of a player. Parents need to bring their children’s birth certificates to registration.
Jul 23 2014 | Posted in Archive
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Ramona High School senior Tatiana Lloyd-Dotta represented Ramona at the 71st annual Girls State conference sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization.
Over 500 girls from around the state met at McKenna College in Claremont to participate in the auxiliary’s mission of “providing an outstanding, unique and coveted educational opportunity for the young women of California that instills the basic ideals and principles of American government.”
Ramona/Julian Academy of Dance students brought home many awards from the Thunderstruck Nationals in Las Vegas July 7 through 10.
The dance competition was held at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, Nev.
Those who received awards are:
Ramona Pony Baseball’s 7U Pinto Red team will be playing in the 7U World Series in San Marcos on Friday, and will face Carlsbad, a rival from the Fallbrook Tournament held earlier this season.
The game begins at 4:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Pony fields.
The 7U Pinto Red team began its All Star season at Ramona’s RBI Invitational on Memorial Day weekend and played three games. The players then traveled to Fallbrook where they had tough competition that included Escondido, Carlsbad
Jul 16 2014 | Posted in Sports
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Ramona Intra BU16 soccer team played in the Crusaders Cup July 5 and 6, ending the tournament third in its bracket.
During the first game the BU16 teammates played TVSA Hawks from Temecula. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. The boys’ Saturday afternoon game against Chula Vista FC was played at Alliant University. The game ended in a 0-1 loss for Intra in the last five minutes of the game.
Jul 16 2014 | Posted in Archive
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Parents have just a few more days to sign up their children for Ramona Soccer League’s fall season, says the league.
The last weekend of in-person registration takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Quiznos, 1664 Main St., in the Stater Bros. shopping center.
Registration by mail for the fall season will be accepted until July 15. To register by mail, go to RamonaSoccer.com, fill out the registration form and send it in with the fee and a copy of the child’s birth certificate.
Jul 10 2014 | Posted in Sports
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Ramona 4-H and Future Farmers of America members once again returned from San Diego County Fair with top awards. Among them are Kaylin vanTol, Christopher Wier, Brenna Alvarez, Jazmine Zwicker and Carney Flinn.
After two years of earning supreme reserve champion designation at the San Diego County Fair for a veal calf she raised, Kaylin vanTol settled for reserve champion dairy calf at the 2014 San Diego County Fair.