The Kern High School District has announced that three schools have been named to the 2017-18 California Honor Roll.

Foothill, Highland and Independence high schools have been honored for their leadership in getting students up to grade level and beyond. The schools will be given a banner to display their accomplishment on their campuses.

The honor roll is presented by the Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence. They will both feature the schools on their websites to serve as models for educators and policymakers looking to replicate their successes.

Brookdale Riverwalk is celebrating Memorial Day with a ceremony on Friday.

The event will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the senior living community, 350 Calloway Drive. It will include several guest speakers, including Mayor Karen Goh and Gen. David Smith from Edwards Air Force Base, as well as some entertainment and refreshments.

For more information, call 587-0221.

Kern Medical Foundation is receiving a $5,000 grant from the Bank of the Sierra.

A check will be presented to the foundation at 2 p.m. Thursday at 1111 Columbus St. The money will be used to help pay for the remodel of the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic. It will include an expansion of the waiting room as well as new flooring, furniture and artwork.

Call 325-5346 for additional information.

Bakersfield College is offering its summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy from June 4 through July 17.

The academy will feature seven academic courses aimed at challenging students’ knowledge, such as 3D printing and design, architecture and design as well as mobile app development. The academy is for students in middle school and up.

Most courses last from two to four days, with the longest lasting 11 days. All courses are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. All of the courses are provided at no cost to students.

Those interested in participating must apply and submit a journal entry on why they want to attend the academy.

Applications can be found at and can be submitted to It can also be mailed to: Attn: Yadira Guerrero (FACE16), 1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA, 93305.

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