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Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

San Mateo Credit Union (SMCU) was established in 1952 to serve the San Mateo County community. In keeping with our commitment to assist our area’s young people with college expenses, the SMCU Educational Scholarship was created.

 

   

SMCU is offering TWO scholarships ($2,500 each)

 

Eligibility Requirements   

1. Scholarships are available to 2017 graduating high school seniors. 2016 high school graduates enrolling in a college/ technical school for the first time are also eligible to apply.

  

2. Applicants must have already applied to a college or technical school for the fall of 2017, semester/quarter. Verification of acceptance must be provided to the Credit Union.

  

3. Applicant must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above, and must submit a high school transcript (obtained from school counselor) and SAT/ACT scores (if applicable). Additional consideration will be given to students based on academic standing, community service and school involvement.

  

4. Applicant must provide a typed, 500-word minimum essay describing their relationship with money.

  

5. There is no restriction regarding the applicant’s county of residence.

  

6. Immediate family members of SMCU employees or board members are not eligible.

 

View attachment to apply online!

 

DEADLINE: April 7, 2017

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/24/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

PFLAG San Jose/Peninsula Scholarships - 2017 - Deadline March 31

Each year our chapter offers scholarships to high school seniors who reside in or attend high school in Santa Clara or San Mateo County. We award the scholarships to individuals of any gender identity or sexual orientation whose history, activities, and personal plans demonstrate support for justice and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. This year we will award up to eight $3,000 scholarships to students who will attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or business/technical school in the fall of 2017.

To apply, click here to download the PFLAG SJP 2017 Scholarship Application Form (Microsoft Word file) and follow the instructions in the form to complete your application. The deadline for submission is Thursday, March 31, 2017.

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/24/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

Seniors, are you planning on going to CSM in the fall? Check out these two wonderful programs. Follow the links and apply for scholarship money

 

 

 

 



College of San Mateo

Year One Program

 

Promise Scholarship

Covers all enrollment fees!

 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/24/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

Seniors, planning on attending Skyline College? Check out this scholarship! Don't forget to apply!

 

 

Skyline Promise Scholarship

Covers all enrollment fees!

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/24/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage



   

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/24/17

Audience: Mills GATE 2016-2017 and Homepage

Interested in traveling to China this summer? CAM Educational Services, a tutoring center in Millbrae, will be taking students to visit Fo Shan, the birthplace of kung fu. For ten days, immerse yourself in the culture, experience, and food! For more information, contact Tiffany Yu. 

 

 

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Posted by: Tiffany Yu
Published: 3/24/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/23/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Homepage



 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/23/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

The California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce their

annual essay scholarship contest!

 

This year, CACESF is offering a total of six scholarships—three to high school juniors and three to graduating seniors. First-place winners will receive $2,500, second-place winners will receive $2,000, and third-place winners will receive $1,500.

 

Scholarship Award Rules: CACESF’s scholarship contest is open to high school juniors and seniors who are legal California residents and will be attending any accredited public or private college, university, or trade school within 12 months of the scholarship award.

 

Essay subject: All applicants must write an original essay on the following topic: The importance of establishing and maintaining good financial credit during your college years.

 

Essay guidelines: Entries must be typed, 12-point font, double spaced, and be between 700 and 1,000 words. All essays must include the word count at the top of the document. Please DO NOT put your personal information on any page.

 

How to apply: The online application form will be available online at CACESF.org  

 

Deadline: submit your application online by March 30, 2017.

 

***** VIEW ATTACHMENTS FOR MORE INFO AND GUIDELINES *****

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/23/17

Audience: Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/21/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/21/17

Audience: Homepage

Can you detect fake news? We at the Mills Thunderbolt want to know your opinions on how well you can spot fake news, as well as where you get all your news. 

Let us know by taking our survey! Link is below or at this url: 

https://goo.gl/forms/UnTZrhDgm6F7EBQj1

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Posted by: Noah Weinstein
Published: 3/21/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Make sure to register by the April 10th deadline!
 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/21/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage
Student's thinking of a STEM career here is the scholarship for you!
 
 
At PG&E we believe in the power that education has in strengthening a community. To give our next generation of Californians more opportunities to learn and succeed in higher education, PG&E is awarding scholarships to help further the studies of local students interested in being a part of California’s clean energy future.
 
PG&E is offering Better Together STEM Scholarships of $5,000 per year – renewable for up to four years – to students pursuing science, technology or engineering studies in California schools.
 
In selecting scholarship recipients, PG&E considers:
·       Demonstrated academic achievement
·         School or community leadership
·         Financial need
 
 
PG&E is proud to have helped make college more affordable for more than 500 students since the start of this scholarship program. PG&E is investing in promising students today because they are the leaders, dreamers and innovators of tomorrow and is committed to advancing student careers with hands-on opportunities in the energy industry through our University Programs. 
 
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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/21/17

Audience: Stefany Peng, Homepage, AP U.S. History Research Project, Contact Us, Counseling, Departments, Document Cameras, Library, New Books, Our School, Parents, Professional Development, PTO, Students, Teachers, Title IX and Homepage

Exclusively for graduating seniors, the Priority Enrollment Program (PEP) allows students to receive priority registration dates for the Summer and Fall semester. Students attending will also have the opportunity to:

 

Complete Assessments

Meet with an Academic Counselor

Attend Orientation

Tour Campus

 

April 22 or May 6 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

 

Register Online: bit.ly/SkyPEP17

 

Questions? Contact:

SkyOutreach@smccd.edu or 650.738.4256

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Posted by: Stefany Peng
Published: 3/20/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

 

           Cosmetology & Esthetic  Program

 

Earn high school and college credits for FREE! Classes starting 

                                 April and Summer 2017

 

                                  INTRO TO COSMO

                                         COSM 665SB

 

           Hair Artistry| Skin Care & Make Up | Nail Design

 

8 weeks worth of fun hands-on classes learning all the fundamentals of 

                                           Cosmetology.

 

Classes are open to high school students and the general public.

 

High School Concurrent Enrollment Program is FREE for 9th -12th grade

students enrolling in less that 11.5 units.

 

     Meet with your high school counselor and check out 

      skylinecollege.edu/outreach/concurrentenrollment

 

             Costmetology & Wellness Department at Skyline College

                             3300 College Drive Bldg. 4

                                     650-738-4168

                             skysalonspa@smccd.edu

 

 

               We look forward to seeing you in class!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/20/17

Audience: Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

Application Due APRIL 30th

Summer Scholars Institute

The Summer Scholars Institute is designed to provide entering Skyline College freshmen with a transformative college preparatory summer experience that will enable them to excel as college students and graduate and/or transfer on time. 

During the Skyline College Summer Scholars Institute, students will complete credit-bearing college coursework and participate in activities designed to improve their academic skills, and accelerate their college adjustment.

Model I: 5-Week Session

Program Dates: June 26 - July 27, 2017

Orientation: June 12, 2017

Ideal to improve your math AND English skills, place in transfer level courses, and prepare for college

Model II: 2-Week Session

Program Dates: July 17 - July 27, 2017

Orientation: July 5, 2017

Ideal to improve your math OR English skills, place into transfer level courses, and prepare for college

Apply Now!

Program Courses Include:

Career and Life Planning (3 College Units)

Students will gain a comprehensive approach to life and career planning, vocational interests, and insight into their abilities, interests and personality. Students will also identify and refine their educational and life purpose, gain an understanding of the collegiate culture, become acclimated to college and create an academic pathway to success.

Math Jam Workshops

Students will develop a growth mindset, understand and develop their mathematical abilities, problem-solving strategies, and learn Math faculty expectations.

English Jam Workshops

Students will understand and develop their writing abilities, college-level reading skills, higher order thinking skills, and learn English faculty expectations.

Program Details

Who can participate?

Graduating High School Seniors or GED recipients who intend to enroll as full-time students at Skyline College in the fall semester.

Important Dates:

The Summer Scholars Institute operates in June and July of each year.

Program Costs:

There are no costs associated with participating in the Summer Scholars Institute. Students will receive free support and services equivalent to more than $2,000 in the summer with additional support provided during the academic year.

Program Benefits:

  • Receive Skyline College course credit
  • Priority (early course) registration
  • Placement in transfer level math and English courses for the fall semester
  • Chrome book Loan Program (summer and academic year)
  • Fall Textbook Loan Program (summer and academic year)
  • Enhanced academic skills in math, English, and writing
  • Increased skill in critical thinking, reading, and reasoning
  • Early campus connection, engagement and acclimation
  • Faculty, staff and student mentoring
  • All expenses covered (lunch, transportation, books/materials, summer tuition)
  • 2016-17 Skyline College Promise Scholarship
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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/20/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage


See Ms. Murtagh for an application!

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/9/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

Announcements For High School Graduating Seniors

 

          Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship

 

History:  The Chinese Acacia Club (CAC) was established in 1946 as a Chinese Masonic Club of Free and Accepted Masons under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of California. Over the years, the CAC established an academic grant to provide financial assistance for worthy and well qualified graduating seniors attending college or university.

 

Eligibility:

 

1. Graduating high school senior with acceptance to a post secondary institution that requires for admission graduation from high school

 

2. Has G.P.A of 3.8 or higher

 

3. Current transcript or report card from last semester

 

4. Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor

 

Scholarship Amount: $ 1,000

 

Application:

 

1. Pick up the application from Ms. Murtagh in the career center

 

2.  Mail to:

 

Mr.Fred Kao

Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 19165

Oakland, CA 94169

Telephone/Fax: 510-357-1177

pwc3028@att.net

 

 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/9/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/9/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 3/9/17

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/28/17

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/28/17

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/23/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

Don't miss out on this one!
 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/21/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Homepage
 
 
Smith College offers a one-week residential program that prepares rising 11th and 12th grade high school girls for all aspects of the college application process.  Through intensive, daily workshops focused on the college admission essay and the college admission interview, Smith faculty and staff demystify the process of applying to college.  In addition to these workshops, admission officers from other local colleges give presentations and host field trips to give students a comprehensive look at applying to all types of schools.
 
While financial aid is not an option for this program, we do have financial aid available for our two- and four-week precollege programs. More information is available online at www.smith.edu/summer.
 

 
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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/16/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Homepage
 

 

 

Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience (CNI-X) at Stanford University

The Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience (CNI-X) 2016 at Stanford University is an intensive, week-long, summer program generally following junior year in high school.  Interns are introduced to the amazing breadth of research found in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Packed back-to-back are sessions and lab trips seeing how creativity is visualized with brain waves, miniature human brains are grown in dishes, apps are used to treat eating disorders, sleep is studied in a laboratory, exercise impacts well-being, and much more.

Interactive seminars with more than 25 Stanford faculty members introduce the students to the principles of neuroscience, neuropsychiatric diagnosis, neuropsychological testing, and psychiatric epidemiology.  An adaptive and agile mind is encouraged as one session plumbs the intricacies of neuroscience, while the next involves diagnosis of a neuropsychiatric syndrome, and then the following inspires one to find "flow" in one's life.  Much of the material is clearly at a collegiate or higher level.

Self-reflection and self-directed learning are emphasized with independent inquiry assignments asking for students to write about their learning objectives and career goals and to draft a curriculum vitae. Each student creates a project, often in a team, to self-express some lesson taken from the immersion that is verbally presented at a final capstone session for themselves and their families.

Students will learn and talk about a wide range of topics, some fascinating, some exciting, and some quite serious.  Applicants should be aware that sensitive topics in psychiatry may arise, including but not limited to suicide, psychosis, addiction, child abuse, sexual assault, violence, and mental disorders, and should not apply if this will be problematic for them.

The experience is fast paced, intense, challenging, creative, and bonding for the students.  Crucial to the immersion is the intelligence, creativity, and curiosity of the interns themselves.  They all chose this intensive experience in clinical neuroscience, but their career aspirations are diverse, including law, sociology, medicine, psychology, engineering, business, and fine arts.  In summary, one intern said, "It was so informative and educational! I was surprised at how much we had access to...and how encouraging [the professors] were. It was my privilege to meet them and they treated me with so much respect and understanding."

 

Application Process

Now accepting applications for Summer 2017!

We will be offering 2 sessions this summer:

Session 1: June 19 – June 23, 2017

Session 2: June 26 – June 30, 2017

The cost for this year’s program is $950. Payment is not due until you have been accepted to the program.

 

Students will learn and talk about a wide range of topics, some fascinating, some exciting, and some quite serious.  Applicants should be aware that sensitive topics in psychiatry may arise, including but not limited to suicide, psychosis, addiction, child abuse, sexual assault, violence, and mental disorders, and should not apply if this will be problematic for them.

NOTE: Before beginning the application, please be prepared to submit a few sentences on why you are interested in joining our program and what you hope to gain from the experience. Please limit your responses to 100 words or less.

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/16/17

Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

The Mills STEM Club invites you to join the STEM Innovators in Training Event hosted at Skyline College on April 6th from 9am to 1pm. The event will include a variety of workshops geared towards fostering skills in STEM, government, and economics while being exposed to many different career paths. This is Thursday of Spring Break and will be a great opportunity for students and our school during this break.

 

The organization hosting this event, Ten80 Education, works on developing STEM curriculum for students as well as training teachers to incorporate more project-based learning in the classroom. They are offering a $5,200 sponsorship to schools who send at least 40 students to the event.

 

Our club is working to gather enough students to qualify for the sponsorship which we will share with our business and science clubs on campus as well as science and math departments at Mills, in addition to the new MakerSpace. We hope that the money will allow students and teachers to purchase resources for their activities in order to enrich the experiences of learning in STEM.

 

At the event, free t-shirts and lunch will be provided!

 

If you are interested please fill out this google form to help us keep track of how many students are attending so we can register our school.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/Kx9JcMxIC651ZA9V2

 

Thank you and we hope you take advantage of this great opportunity to learn and support STEM at Mills!

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Posted by: Stefany Peng
Published: 2/15/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

There are TWO scholarships available by the John Papan Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

1) The John Papan "Late Bloomer" scholarship is available to a student who did NOT perform well academically for the first part of his/her time in high school, but who's grades reflect that he or she was able to improve and turn them around.

 

2) The John Papan Special Education scholarship is available to a student enrolled in his/her senior year in Special Education programs exclusive of Adaptive P.E.

 

 

Please see Ms. Murtagh for an application!

All application forms and transcripts must be received by Monday, April 10th, 2017 to the Counseling Office.

 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/15/17

Audience: Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers, Grade 11 and Homepage

Here is a new scholarship! Please apply! Follow the link and answer the essay question!

 

 

About the scholarship: We want to hear your students’ thoughts on the topic of cyberbullying: How have you or your peers been affected by cyberbullying? How do you think schools can aid in stopping cyberbullying? We want to hear their honest opinions and express their well-thought-out ideas clearly, supported with research and evidence in the form of an essay. We want to stress that word count is not a deciding factor in this essay contest. 
 
Deadline: March 31, 2017
 
Scholarship: Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000
 
Eligibility: Applicants must be junior (11th grade) or senior (12th grade) students currently enrolled in a high school during the 2016-2017 academic year in the United States
 
To apply: Applicants must apply to the contest via email to apply@kidguard.com and provide their contact information and a verification of full-time enrollment at the institution. Please visit our website for more detailed information: www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/

 

 

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/14/17

Audience: Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

The San Mateo County Alumnae Panhellenic has a $1,000 scholarship award opportunity for seniors who:

  • will enroll in a four-year college that has National Panhellenic Sororities for Fall 2017
  • is a high school female senior student
  • has a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • must attend in-person interview

Additional Considerations:

  • school and community leadership
  • commitments, activities, work experience
  • positive role model

Only seven senior girls from seven high schools will be awarded.

 

Please see Ms. Murtagh for Application. Completed Application must be returned to Career Center by Thursday, March 30th

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Posted by: Sandra Murtagh
Published: 2/14/17

Audience: Parents, Grade 12 and Homepage

$2000 scholarship will be awarded to one student who exhibits leadership skills and who demonstrates our core values:

 

Be a Knight, Make an Impact, and Succeed Together.

 

For full information and to apply, applicants can visit:

https://studysoup.com/scholarship

 

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2017

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Posted by: Stefany Peng
Published: 2/6/17

Audience: Parents, Grade 12 and Homepage

$1000 scholarship to women seeking a career in computer science and/or computer programming - a field women are highly underrepresented in. This scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is actively seeking opportunities for a meaningful career in the industry.

 

For full information and to apply, applicants can visit:

https://studysoup.com/women-in-technology-scholarship

 

Deadline to apply: May 5, 2017

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Posted by: Stefany Peng
Published: 2/6/17

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Grade 12
The BAGSF Scholarship is open to students residing in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara.  Since 2006, BAGSF has awarded 202 scholarships to students from diverse backgrounds.
 

In 2017 BAGSF will award 30 scholarships of $2,000 to each recipient. Two of the thirty recipients who display community involvement and are excelling academically will receive and additional $1,000. These scholarships are open to high schools seniors expected to graduate in the springs, high school graduates, GED recipients, and students already enrolled in a college or university. Our scholarships are renewable but applicants will need to apply each year using the most current scholarship application.

 

Please click on the following link for the application:

http://bayareagardenersscholarshipfoundation.com/bagsf/bgopen/

 

 

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Posted by: Stefany Peng
Published: 1/30/17