Trinidad Tidings: the seaside village needs YOU!

Attention civic minded Trinidad residents! City Clerk Gabriel Adams reports that the City of Trinidad is looking for qualified residents to fill vacancies on the City Council, Trails Advisory Committee and Short-Term Rental Advisory Committee. 

Send letters of interest via email ([email protected]), mail (P.O. Box 390, Trinidad, CA 95570), or deliver to the clerk’s office at the Town Hall, 409 Trinity St. 

Detailed notices with full descriptions and qualification requirements have been posted at the Town Hall, Murphy’s Market and the Trinidad Post Office. They also have been published on the City’s web site. 

All vacancies will remain open until the Trinidad City Council fills them by appointment at a public meeting.

Trinidad Head Plant Walk

Join the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust naturalists in discovering the array of spring wildflowers and lush plant life of Trinidad Head on Saturday, May 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn about basic plant identification and about plants with medicinal and edible uses. 

Meet at the Trinidad Head trail head near the relocated Memorial Lighthouse. The walk is one of the TCLT “ride to the wild” hikes, timed to correspond to Redwood Transit System service. RSVP required. Call (707) 677-2501 for information and reservations.

Spring Fling at WCA

The 17th annual Westhaven Center for the Arts Spring Fling fundraiser set for Sunday, May 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. will feature barbecued chicken, ribs, kielbasa, veggie burgers by Grill Masters Three and libations from Moonstone Crossing Winery and Mad River Brewery. 

Music by the Compost Mountain Boys and Musician in Residence Rosalind Parducci on violin.

A spring themed raffle, silent auction, chair massage and painting for children with Jeff Stanley will be on offer at 501 South Westhaven Drive. 

The stirring, eclectic Annual Membership Show is up in the Gallery through June for your viewing pleasure on this day or during regular Friday-Sunday open hours from 1 to 4 p.m. 

Curator Ann Anderson highlights the best works of widely talented and diverse North Coast artists.

SUPER SENIORS McKinleyville High School seniors Dallas Daynard and Brooke Georgianna receive Trinidad Civic Club’s Carmen and Jim Kidder Scholarships for 2019. Katrin Homan and Margie Adler presented the awards. Submitted photo

Students honored for achievements

McKinleyville High School seniors Dallas Daynard and Brooke Georgianna and their parents were honored at last week’s Trinidad Civic Club Scholarship Luncheon. 

The two high achievers were each awarded $1,000 Carmen and Jim Kidder Scholarships by scholarship committee members Katrin Homan and Margie Adler. Committee member Martha Sue Davis was away and not able to attend the celebratory luncheon, however she was active in the months long work of the Scholarship Committee. 

Daynard will attend UC Davis in the fall as a computer science major. He also is planning on taking classes in architecture and electrical engineering. An International Baccalaureate diploma candidate, Dallas has taken all of the required IB classes and Advanced Placement courses prior to that. 

His AP European History teacher, Dr. Gary Glassman, describes Dallas as “gifted, talented, highly motivated” and who is in the top one percent of students in Dr. Glassman’s long teaching career. Glassman added that Dallas has “strong leadership qualities, a cooperative spirit, extraordinary work ethic, is very compassionate and always enthusiastic to learn and take on responsibility.” 

Another mentor, Anne Sahlberg, said that in the International Baccalaureate History Club, Dallas wrote his obligatory 3,500-word extended essay based on his research into the influence of the mysterious death of General Wladyslaw Sikorski (the Commander in Chief of the Polish Army and president-in-exile during the Polish resistance during World War II). 

Sahlberg noted that he completed the lengthy research prior to his senior year. 

“No one else has done this,” she said. Dallas also has been involved in trying to bring back the McKinleyville High School building trades program which had been cut two years previously. 

The goal was to promote education that leads directly to skills needed to obtain paying jobs. This year, Dallas is referred to as the “foreman” and he and his classmates and teacher are working on finishing a livable “tiny house” before June. 

Brooke Georgianna received the Trade School Scholarship. She will attend the Frederick and Charles Beauty School in the fall and train to be a licensed cosmetologist, a goal she set for herself some time ago. 

Brooke’s college prep English teacher, Taylor LeBlanc, described Brooke as a tenacious learner, who consistently asks good questions and will “not settle for doing anything less than her best,” sticking to her tasks until completion. 

Her teacher added that Brooke was “going to do whatever it took to be successful” in her academic and vocational goals. Brooke was on the honor role at McKinelyville High School while juggling class work, an after-school part time job, varsity cheer leading and an active social life. She was part of the LINK crew which serves to welcome freshmen. She also volunteered at the McKinleyville Family Resource Center and the Christmas Craft Fair and other community events. 

On hand to congratulate these fine students was City Manager Eli Naffah, parents Arthur and Crystal Daynard, Jennifer Georgianna, and 22 Trinidad Civic Club members. 

Email Patti at [email protected]. 



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