Disney Co. on Hillsides' board of directors for five years and was
also a member of the communications and advocacy board committee.
In her position as the manager of community relations, McCarthy
supports Hillsides' annual gala by providing auction items, props for
the year's theme, and sponsorships. In addition, McCarthy has been
involved with a variety of Disney programs where its VoluntEARS have
Miles Jason Hamilton of Burbank has earned the rank of Eagle
Scout. He is the son of Mark M. Hamilton and Paul and Gena Downey. He
is a member of Troop No. 263 sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints.
For his Eagle project, Miles entertained teens staying at
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. In a partnership with Walt Disney
Pictures and the TV Music Department, he collected games, clothing,
toiletries and electronics and presented them to the patients while
Disney's TV Music Department is making this an annual event.
Miles is a graduate of John Burroughs High School. He will leave
on a two-year mission at the end of the year. He plans to attend
college and join the U.S. Marines.
The Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra joined three other West
Coast youth orchestras in June at Carnegie Hall's 2005 New York
Orchestra Festival in Isaac Stern Auditorium.
The Pasadena group members are of middle school age and were the
youngest musicians participating, but still earned a coveted gold
Orchestra Manager Jean Severson said watching them win was like
watching a Movie-of-the-Week about the little orchestra that could.
Making the performance even more exciting was that after they
performed "Inchon," by R.W. Smith, there was a silence for 10 to 12
seconds and then the audience gave them a standing ovation.
The weeklong tour included a stop in Boston for some sightseeing,
master classes and a performance at the city's Fanueil Hall.
Glendale and La Canada Flintridge/La Crescenta area students
participating in the retreat are: Clarke Anderson, cello; Anna