10.21.16 Issue

Blake, McKenna webMcKenna Blake, daughter of Denise and Chris Blake, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Temple Israel.

McKenna is an eighth-grade Honor Roll student at Bennington Jr/Sr High School.

She enjoys dance, she plays the tenor saxophone in band and is on the track team and plays soccer for Bennington United.

For her mitzvah project, McKenna volunteered at the Stephen Center serving meals and volunteered at HETRA. At HETRA, she worked with horse trainers who offer therapeutic riding to people with disabilities.

She has a sister, Peyton.

Grandparents are Marian and Max Groussman of Anaheim Hills, CA, Bonnie and Gary Blake of Hesperia, CA, and Michele Hamilton of San Jacinto, CA.