WHITTIER – Three Carden School students won honors at the Los Angeles County Schools Science Fair, school officials announced. Eighth-grader Asimina Courelli won first place in the biochemistry and molecular biology junior division; eighth-grader Elizabeth Koh won honorable mention for her project, “Antibacterial Resistance in Bacillus Organisms”; and seventh-grader Hristos Courellis won honorable mention in the mathematics and computer science junior division. Blood drive to be held at Whittwood WHITTIER – For the second year in a row, employees at Samuels Diamonds in the Whittwood Town Center will hold a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross. The local winners are La Serna High student Joel D. Tengbom of Whittier; Troy High student Daniel J. Choi of La Habra; and Schurr High student Grace S. Hong of Montebello. The students were selected on the basis of their academic records. Peace coalition to screen movie WHITTIER – The Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition will screen “The U.S. vs. John Lennon” at 7 p.m. today at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. Refreshments will be served. The event is accessible to the disabled. For more information, call (562) 587-6270 or (562) 698-9154. Post auxiliary to hold fundraiser LA MIRADA – The ladies auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., will host a fundraising shrimp dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. The requested donation is $7 a person. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. City to hold `No Pollute’ event WHITTIER – The city will hold “The No Pollute Commute” from 7 to 9:30 a.m. May 17, beginning at the Whittier Historic Depot, 7333 Greenleaf Ave. Representatives from G’s Cyclery and Whittier Cyclery, will offer bike information. The event also will feature prize drawings, free bottled water and free food and giveaways. Everyone is welcome to the free event. For more information, call (562) 698-2131. Lecture to discuss herbal medicines WHITTIER – “What Everyone Should Know About Herbs” is a free lecture about the benefits and possible side effects of herbal cures and medicines, scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. May 8 in the Flo & Frank L. Scott Conference Center at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd. While many herbs provide health benefits, they also bring potential risks that must be understood to protect consumers from harm. The event is free but seating is limited; reservations are suggested. For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The drive will be held from noon until 6 p.m. Friday. Anyone who donates blood will receive a $50 gift certificate from the store. For more information, call Jessica Hansen at (562) 943-1141. Students earn merit honors WHITTIER – Three Whittier-area students are among 2,500 high-school students nationwide who won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships for college. They were chosen from among about 15,000 finalists.