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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set! WHITTIER – The local chapter of the National Charity League will be awarding a $20,000 scholarship this year to a female high school senior who lives in Whittier.Officials say the scholarship is based primarily on community service. Applications are available at all Whittier-area high schools.Breakfast to serve as contest’s museChildren between the ages of 5 and 18 are encouraged to participate in a “got breakfast?” essay contest designed to raise awareness about the importance of eating breakfast.Students are asked to write a poem, essay or even a song about why breakfast is the most important meal of the day.Submissions can be in English or Spanish, 75 words maximum, and it must be legible (typed or neatly written on letter-size paper).Students should include their complete name, school year or grade, name of school with address and name of school principal, and send their entries by May 31 to “got breakfast?” Essay Contest, P.O. Box 89, Syosset, NY 11791.Four winners will be chosen and have their photo featured on a Fall 2006 edition of the “got breakfast” poster to be displayed in schools in their area.Winners will also receive a Dell laptop computer and free “grab-and-go” boxed Breakfast Breaks for their school for one week.Winners will be announced in July. For more information, visit www.gotbreakfast.org.Arts camp offers finanical aidStudents interested in applying for scholarships for this summer’s Interlochen Arts Camp have until Wednesday to mail an application.The camp is known worldwide as a premier summer arts program for students in grades three through 12. Students train intensively and produce more than 400 presentations each summer in dance, theater, creative writing, visual arts, music and motion picture arts.The camp takes place from June 24 to Aug. 7. Financial aid is available; 52 full merit-based scholarships will be awarded to students in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate exceptional proficiency on harp, string, wind or percussion instruments.An audition submitted on tape or CD is required with the application. For more information, call (231) 276-7472 or visit www.interlochen.org.Learning disability theme of contestThe National Center for Learning Disabilities is sponsoring a 2006 National Art & Poetry Competition for learning-disabled students.The contest is open to all schools and educational programs with learning-disabled students between the ages of 4 and 18.Students are asked to express themselves artistically on the theme “Welcome to the Land of LD.”Students can discuss hopes, dreams, challenges and aspirations, as well as describe what it’s like to live with a learning disability.The deadline for submitting entries is March 3.For more rules, an application or more information, visit www.ld.org/artandpoetry or contact Teneille Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 545-7510, Ext. 211. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us!Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955,Ext. 3051, or send e-mail email@example.com.