Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, September 20, 2014

MVNews this week:  Page A:6

Kentucky on April 7, 1842. At his mother Phyllis’ 
wish, he learned to read and write from his 
master’s son, but was sent to a Quaker household 
and sold in the mid 1850’s. In 1855, at the age of 
thirteen, he ran away, but was discovered and 
sold again. Eventually he was purchased by Fred 
Scruggs, a horse and slave trader and trained as 
a horseback rider, for the upcoming horse races. 
The races were canceled; Allensworth fled behind 
the Union lines and worked as a “nurse” attached 
to the Hospital Corps of the 44th Illinois and later 
served two years in the Navy. On April 4, 1865, he 
was honorably discharged.

 After the war, he and his brother established 
and operated two restaurants in St. Louis, 
Missouri, and Allensworth completed his formal 
education. (In 1877 he married Josephine Leavell-
they met while studying at Roger Williams 
University in Nashville. She was an accomplished 
pianist, organist and music teacher. They had two 
daughters, Eva and Nella.) After being ordained 
as a minister, he worked as a teacher, studied 
theology and led several 
Churches. In 1880 and 
1884, he served as the 
only African American 
delegate from Kentucky 
in the Republican 
National Conventions. 
In 1886, he gained 
an appointment as a 
military chaplain to the 
24th Infantry Regiment 
(Buffalo Soldiers) by the 
Senate’s confirmation 
and President’s approval. 
His family accompanied 
him on assignments and 
his wife played organ in 
the fort chapels.

 Besides his work 
developing Churches, 
he founded the township of Allensworth, 
California, Tulare County, California in 1908. 
It was a town that flourished for a while, but 
setbacks came. In 1914, the town’s economic base 
was lost when the Santa Fe Railroad moved its 
rail stop from Allensworth to Alpaugh. However, 
Allensworth is the only California Community 
to be founded, financed and governed by African 
Americans. The founders were dedicated to 
improving the economic and social status of 
African Americans. Today the state has preserved 
the site and is gradually restoring its buildings. 
Allensworth residence is persevered and furnished 
in the 1912-period style, and contains items from 
his life in the military service and the ministry.

 Ms. Gaston feels we need to learn more about 
this great man and to spread the word. I challenge 
my readers to go on line and learn more. I am 
putting a biography about him on my Christmas 
wish list and I hope classroom teachers will 
incorporate Allensworth’s story in their Black 
History Month curriculum.



Mountain View News Saturday, September 20, 2014



Alverno High School

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. Gillick 

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 Principal: James Lugenbuehl

E-mail address:

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 

Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane Kieffaber

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Chris Schnieders, PhD


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 Head of School: Patty Patano


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Headmaster John Higgins 626-798-8989


LaSalle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 798-8901 Principal: Gilbert Barraza


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028 


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther Salinas

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:


351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 795-6981 Website:


234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:


325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 Website:


1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

(626)599-5000 Website:

The team displays their individual finishing certificates. First row (from left): Mia Baca, Jacqueline Tooley. Second row (from 
left): Lance Alviso, Michael Brennan, Alexander Nino, Ryan Alvarez, Samantha Knapp, Eleni Daughters, Hannah Howard, 
Makenna Maucher, Ashley Mayo, Abigail Marich, Bettina Lee. Top row (from left): Daniel Costello, Noah Sisson, Dominic Leis, 
Jack Freiberger, Robert Sweeney, Matthew Brennan, Michael Gibbs, Tom Usle, Sebastian Martinez, Jordan Rupp, Harvey Situ, 
Curtis Antonides. Photo courtesy John Blackstock

Pasadena, CA – The La Salle Lancer girls cross country team 
finished first at the Grant Nunnally Invitational at Moreno Valley 
Community College on Saturday, September 13. La Salle freshman, 
Makenna Maucher finished second overall, after covering the very 
hilly course, in 19:24. La Salle senior Tom Usle finished 14th overall 
for the boys.

 The next meet for La Salle is Saturday, September 30 at the Movin’ 
Shoes Invite in San Diego. 


(StatePoint) With classes, sports, homework and other activities, weekdays are action packed for kids. Unfortunately, some students 
deal with an unwelcome addition to their daily routine -- bullying. An estimated 13 million students are bullied annually, according to 
government statistics.

With online social media so widely available to kids today, bullying doesn’t necessarily stop after school, and often takes place round-the-
clock. The repercussions can be missed days of school, depression and even suicide.

Fortunately, kids are getting more help these days as bullying prevention efforts are growing nationwide.

Cartoon Network has been a pioneer in this space and its “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” campaign has been empowering bystanders to put a 
stop to bullying since it launched in 2010. On average, more than 100,000 people visit the initiative’s website monthly to learn prevention 

“Speaking up to a trusted adult is the safest, most effective way for victims and bystanders to bring an end to a bullying situation,” says 
Alice Cahn, Cartoon Network vice president of social responsibility. “Bystanders in particular can be powerful agents for change when 
they report incidents.”

Support for Cartoon Network’s award-winning pro-social effort has come from such diverse organizations as Facebook, Boys & Girls 
Clubs of America, LG Mobile, and CNN. President Obama even invited Cartoon Network to the first Bullying Prevention Summit at the 
White House, and later introduced the initiative’s first documentary, "Speak Up."

This year, Cartoon Network’s Speak Up Week (Sept. 29 - Oct. 3) kicks off National Bullying Prevention Month in October and is a great 
time to review ways that adults and kids can stand up to bullying:

• Cyberbullying: Don’t contribute to the problem by sharing, saving, forwarding or reposting information. If you’re on the receiving end, 
resist the urge to get back at the person 
or fix the issue online -- both can make 
the problem worse. Get offline and deal 
with it in real life. Parents can help 
prevent cyberbullying by monitoring 
kids’ use of computers, mobile phones 
and tablets.

• Don’t stand by: Research has found 
that when bullying occurs and a 
bystander intervenes by speaking up, 
more than half of bullying situations 
stop within just 10 seconds.

• Share your voice: Cartoon Network 
is recruiting 1MM students, parents, 
teachers, legislators and anyone 
concerned about bullying prevention 
to submit user-generated videos 
that feature individuals declaring 
the phrase, “I Speak Up!” You can 
use a smartphone or go online to 
upload your own video to the www. website.

Participants are also encouraged to use 
the hashtag, #ISpeakUp to share videos 
via their own social media platforms to 
help spread the word and enlist friends 
to take part in the 1MM challenge. 
Select videos will appear on-air as part 
of new campaign spots for Cartoon 
Network, its digital platforms and 

• Listen: Parents should check in 
with kids periodically to make sure 
they’re safe and happy at school, on 
the playground and online. If you’re 
an adult and a child tells you about a 
bullying situation, listen. Either let the 
school know about the issue or talk 
to the other children’s parents about 
putting a stop to the behavior.

Whether you’re a victim, a bystander or 
a concerned adult, don’t sweep bullying 
under the rug. By speaking out against 
cruelty, you can help end bullying.

ALLENSWORTH (continued from page 5)

THE REEL DEAL: by Ben Show


When it comes to family movies, 
they are meant to do one 
thing: keep the kids interested 
while also trying to hold the 
adults attention as well. ‘Dolphin 
Tale 2’ tries to do this, but 
gets very lost along the way.

 Sawyer (Nathan Gamble) 
and Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) 
are having a great summer 
working at their local aquarium, 
where their dolphin 
friend Winter lives. But, when 
Winter’s surrogate mother 
suddenly dies, and leaves a 
hole in the hearts of both kids 
and Winter, everyone must 
race to find her a new partner 
before she is forced to leave the 

 With a film that only advertises the two dolphins, they sure do 
not get as much screen time as many of the human characters. 
And, to make matters worse, the humans’ plot lines are what sadly 
drat this movie down. If you do choose to go see this somewhat 
dull, overly-sappy movie, then expect to see more humans that you 
would think. 

Monrovia’s Historian Steve Baker (above) 
reads the summary of events; Right, a 
Buffalo Soldier and Resident celebrate