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May 08, 2011

Ticktockers honored at Senior Presentation

Sixteen Ticktockers of National Charity League, Burbank Chapter, were recognized for their six years of community service during the annual Senior Presentation at the Biltmore hotel in Los Angeles.

Over the course of their membership in the organization, the Class of 2011 girls donated thousands of hours of service to local organizations including Burbank Temporary Aid Center, Ahead With Horses, Tierra Del Sol, Kids Community Dental Clinic and the Boys & Girls Club, among others.


The 16 members of Charity League Burbank's 2011 Class are Katelyn Dochety, Leone Ermer, Rose Ermer, Kristen Burroughs, Erica Fielder, Julia Gamba, Kristina Gobble, Darby Halloran, April Hishinuma, Haley Khoury, Cassidy Abrahamson, Jennifer Nelson, McKenzie Paul, Makhyla Pelayo, Brittney Recker and Bryanna Wander.

Charity League is a national organization dedicated to serving communities through mother-daughter volunteerism. The Burbank Chapter was founded in 1960 and boasts some 62 mother-daughter teams. The Burbank chapter annually provides more than 12,000 hours of community services to 27 charities in Burbank and Los Angeles.

Choir director receives national award

Brett Carroll, choir director at Burbank High School, received the national Vocal Vanguard Award at the National Aspire Awards ceremony last weekend.

This award was given for outstanding achievement in vocal music instruction. The highest honor awarded to a vocal music teacher by the Academy of Show Choir Professionals, recognizing the top director for "consistency, excellence and outstanding attention to detail in style, tone, balance, blend and overall vocal production."

Restaurant manager 'Millionaire' contestant

Chad Donah, 30, a restaurant manager from Glendale, will be a contestant Monday on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire." Hosted by the Emmy Award-winning Meredith Vieira, 'Millionaire' can be seen locally in the Los Angeles area on KTLA5 weekdays at 10 a.m. with a repeat episode from a previous season of "Millionaire" airing at 10:30 a.m.

Donah is originally from Burbank, and is a 1999 graduate of Burbank High School. He works as the assistant manager of Marie Callender's in Glendale. He brought his girlfriend, Reese, with him to New York City. She sat in the studio audience as his on-air companion for the show.

Chad said that if he won big on "Millionaire," he would start a food truck. He would like to sell gourmet sub sandwiches and specialty French fries to hungry club-goers outside of L.A.'s hottest night spots. He'd also like to buy a bottle of Louis XIII Cognac, which costs $1,500 a bottle.

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