North County high school senior girls recognized for volunteerism, leadership

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The wildflowers were blooming in March along the east side of the railroad tracks in Cardiff, where the Coastal Commission says the city needs to build an 18-foot-wide bike path that will become part of the county's Coastal Rail Trail. The city of Encinitas wants to build the bike path on the west side of the Coast Highway, on existing pavement.

Eighteen North County high school senior girls in late April were recognized for their achievements in volunteerism and leadership within their communities of Carlsbad and Encinitas over the past six years.

The girls are members of the Surf Cities Chapter of the National Charity League Inc. (NCL).

A formal dinner and recognition ceremony for 135 young women and their mothers as Surf Cities members and their invited guests was held at the La Costa Resort and Spa to acknowledge their dedication to the organization.

The Surf Cities Class of 2017 has volunteered close to 7,600 hours with their mothers over the past six years, benefiting 15 local philanthropy partners, including the Encinitas Community Resource Center, San Diego Botanic Garden and the city of Carlsbad.

For more than 50 years, NCL has been committed to fostering the mother-daughter relationship through philanthropic, leadership and cultural activities. Today, there are more than 50,000 actively engaged mothers and daughters in grades seven through 12 in 17 different states. The Surf Cities Chapter was established in 2003 and includes families from Encinitas and Carlsbad; there are currently seven NCL Chapters in San Diego County.

For more information about National Charity League, Inc., visit nationalcharityleague.org. For more information about the Surf Cities Chapter, visit nclsurfcities.org.

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