Winners will receive gift cards of their choice to local businesses

By Robert Airoldi

Robert Airoldi

The Morgan Hill Community Foundation recently announced the results of the Morgan Hill Together Window-Art contest. This competition was created with a dual purpose: as a vehicle for self-expression for our youth as they reflected on our interconnectedness, even while apart during COVID-19, and to raise awareness of the newly formed Disaster Relief Fund umbrellaed under the Morgan Hill Community Foundation.

The wonderfully creative and expressive artwork they received has shown that Morgan Hill Together Window-Art Competition helped to connect the community during these trying times.

The top two awardees in each category, plus one grand prize for the best overall entry, will receive gift cards of their choice to local businesses.

Contestant winners by category:

Pre-K Through 2nd Grade (Primary)

First Place (Primary): Isabella Gil (Grade K)

3rd Through 5th Grade (Intermediate)

First Place (Intermediate) and Grand Prize Winner Lucy Fleischer (4th Grade)

Second Place (Intermediate) Lily Lehrfeld (Grade 5)

6th Through 8th Grade (Middle School)

First Place (Middle) Evie Lehrfeld (8th Grade)

Second Place (Middle) Jimena Ortega (Grade 7)

9th Through 12th Grade (High School)

First Place (High School) Alexis Long (Grade 11)

Second Place (High School) Natalie Nielsen (Grade 10)

Congratulations to all!

The Morgan Hill Unified School District welcomes three new principals and one new assistant principal for the 2020-2021 school year.

Amber Andrade at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy, Jennifer Del Bono at Martin Murphy Middle School, and Theresa Sage at Ann Sobrato High School will begin the school year leading their respective schools as students learn virtually from home. Mickey Valella has been selected as an Assistant Principal for Ann Sobrato High School.

A hearty welcome to all as you prepare for a year like no other.

A new book from the author of “The New Book of Whole Grains” is a time travel trip to Silicon Valley’s nascent days. “Back to the Land in Silicon Valley” takes readers along for a wild ride as author Marlene Bumgarner recounts her decade-long adventure in homesteading in Morgan Hill. In 1973, the year Bumgarner and her husband staked a piece of land along with their friends, The Valley of Heart’s Delight had been newly minted as Silicon Valley, and the personal computer was just coming on to the scene. By the end of the decade, the region had been transformed culturally, economically and politically. Bumgarner will read from her book at Booksmart followed by a Q&A with the author. Registration details can be found at



The public is invited to enjoy some Coffee & Conversation with Dr. Kathleen Rose, Superintendent/President of Gavilan College.  This is an informal online gathering to talk about what is happening at Gavilan College and ask questions.  Log on and join the conversation! As a result of the pandemic, this event will be held virtually this year from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday Aug. 22 and Sept. 19

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Robert Airoldi