San Luis Obispo
CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) launched a local program in San Luis Obispo in 1993. In the 25 years since then, the nonprofit organization has provided an advocate to 2,600 abused and neglected children under the protection of the San Luis Obispo County court system.
“The challenges that these abused and neglected children face are far more complicated than anyone realizes,” said Teresa Tardiff, executive director. “The more stories we hear, the more inspired we are to train volunteers to show these children that they are not alone. For some children, it’s the only consistent adult presence they have. ... It is an honor and thrill to recognize our 25th anniversary this year, and we don’t plan on quitting.”
For more information about CASA of SLO County, visit slocasa.org.
Devon Hills of Los Osos has been recognized for achieving academic distinction at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Hills, majoring in computer science, was named to the dean’s list at UMass Lowell for the fall 2017 semester.
To qualify for the dean’s list at UMass Lowell, a student must have completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and earned at least a 3.25 grade point average with no grade lower than C and and no incompletes.