Local elementary school students were invited to help Santa Clarita celebrate 30 years of cityhood by participating in the 30 Things for 30 Years contest. Children were given the chance to show off their creativity and do something with their class, club or group by representing each year Santa Clarita has been a city with a 30th anniversary-themed project. “We have received an amazing number of submissions for this contest,” City Communications Manager Carrie Lujan said. “The amount of creativity and kindness the students put into their entries is incredible. It really speaks volumes as to the kind of community Santa Clarita is.” Entries ranged from speaking in 30 different languages to donating 300 stuffed animals to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station to comfort children in need. The city received 19 submissions and will announce the winner soon. Whichever school wins will have a party on the city’s birthday on Dec. 15, complete with birthday cake, music, games, balloons and visits from the City Council, Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol.