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Good News for Alexa von der Hoff, Genevieve Higuera and CASA

Judge Linda Hurst, third from right, recently swore in new Court Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers including, from left, Amanda Arenas, Patricia Haines, Pamela Hooker, Michael Coleman, Pamela Jardini, Virginia Mendoza, Barbara Putman and Clayton Smith.
Judge Linda Hurst, third from right, recently swore in new Court Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers including, from left, Amanda Arenas, Patricia Haines, Pamela Hooker, Michael Coleman, Pamela Jardini, Virginia Mendoza, Barbara Putman and Clayton Smith.

SLO County

Juvenile Court Judge Linda Hurst recently swore in eight new Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Luis Obispo County, volunteers and mentors who will be assigned to an abused, neglected or abandoned child or sibling group, or to a young adult leaving foster care in the county.

CASA provides volunteers with 30 hours of initial training. Each volunteer completed a thorough screening and background check.

Paso Robles

The Caroline Huetter Foundation recently presented awards to Alexa von der Hoff and Genevieve Higuera.

Von der Hoff is the first dance teacher to be hired by Paso Robles elementary schools, according to the foundation’s website. She has taught dance to children with special needs throughout the school system.

Higuera has voluntarily mentored young performing artists through the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation.

The Caroline Huetter awards include an unrestricted stipend of up to $1,000 and are given in recognition of the winner’s open mind, kind heart and caring for others.

For more information or nominations, visit www.thecarolinehuetterfoundation.org.

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