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Spirit Squad Takes First

Spirit Squad Takes First

 

The College of Southern Nevada Spirit Squad took first place a recent competition held in Las Vegas.  

The Coyotes won first in the College Cheer Co-Ed Level 6 category at the American Grand Nationals. The event was hosted by the American Cheer and Dance Championships. The next step is the Universal Cheerleaders Association West Coast Champions competition in March in California.

“The judges provided positive feed back about our energy level and our music was a huge hit,” Coach Caron Milstead said. “I have never been more proud to coach an incredible group of students filled with sheer determination, hard work and sacrifice.” 

The team is supported by CSN Foundation along with Student Life and Leadership and Student Government. Besides competing, the team cheers for intramural sports and makes appearances at college events.

Liberty High School Student Wins First in Holiday Card Contest

Liberty High School Student Wins First in Holiday Card Contest

A senior from Liberty High School is the first place winner in the Public Education Foundation Holiday Art Contest. This year’s theme was “Peace, Love, Joy.”

Cameron Dearborn was selected from more than 300 entries received from elementary, middle and high school students from around the district. His artwork will be featured on the foundation’s 2011 holiday card. The card goes out to approximately 16,000 people in the community. He will also get a $25 gift card to Blick Art Materials.

The second place winner was Paulani Wong, a junior at West Career & Technical Academy. Third place went to Haley Grantham who is also a junior at West Career & Technical Academy. All three winners will be honored at a special ceremony Monday.

The teachers of the winning students also received a $50 gift card to The Cheesecake Factory.

School Festivities Focus on Higher Education

School Festivities Focus on Higher Education

Students at a Henderson middle school got a jump on college with an event Wednesday called "I’m Going to College."

Kids at Bob Miller Middle School wore shirts highlighting the college or university they want to attend after high school. The staff also wore shirts from the college or university they attended.

It was all part of an effort to get kids to look ahead to what comes after high school and make the effort needed to stay on track for higher education.  The message got through to eighth grader Rakan Sayegh.

"It is really important to the school because it is good for kids to know ahead of time what college they want to go to, what elective they want to do and their career choices,"  Sayegh said.

The teachers also took Wednesday to talk about the education experience they had.

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

Books and Buddies is a reading mentor program sponsored by Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy non-profit group, that matches elementary school students from a list of 26 adopted schools with adult mentors from the community. The organization has been serving low-income children and families from the adopted schools within the Clark County School District since it was founded in 2001.

Volunteers interested in helping kindergarten through fifth-grade students improve their reading proficiency, comprehension, and verbal recitation skills are encouraged to make a minimum 12-week commitment for one hour a week. Training will be provided and fingerprinting for background checks will be required.

Volunteer Contact

Libbi Erickson

Office: (702) 564-7809

Libbi@spreadthewordnevada.org

 

Local Mall Hosts UNLV Day Sunday

Local Mall Hosts UNLV Day Sunday

 

Looking to promote more than just its athletics department in the local community, UNLV will host an event at The Galleria at Sunset this weekend.

The mall will host UNLV Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The university will have information and displays available from many of its departments – from admissions to alumni to athletics – for interested students, parents, community partners and athletic fans. There will also be activities for kids introducing them to UNLV and higher education. 

“UNLV is a vital partner in our community and it’s important that we let people know of the opportunities that we offer,” said UNLV President Neal Smatresk. “This will be a great way to find out more about becoming a Rebel and for those who are to celebrate with us.” 

Students Gather for KidsVention

Students Gather for KidsVention

 

Students from around southern Nevada gathered Friday for a lesson in citizenship and the importance of voting.

The annual KidsVention was held at the Henderson Pavilion. More than 2,000 kids from 25 elementary and middle schools were at the event. Local leaders and high schools students debated issues like doing away with the penny and allowing advertisements on school buses. The students then voted on the issues.

"They are learning about the importance of voting right now. That's probably the primary reason this is supported by Kids Voting USA,” Jackie Ayala, Glen Taylor Elementary said.

The idea behind Kidsvention and Kids Voting is to get children interested in the political process. Once they are interested, they often push their parents to vote and become voters when they are old enough.

Event to Simulate DUI Accident Comes to Green Valley HS

Event to Simulate DUI Accident Comes to Green Valley HS

 

Green Valley High School juniors and seniors will participate Thursday and Friday in a realistic two-day event designed to personalize the grim cost of drinking and driving.

Every 15 minutes, a driver, passenger or innocent bystander dies from an alcohol-related car crash. Every weekend, a teenager dies in a car crash and half of those accidents involve alcohol.

``The Every 15 Minutes program lets the students participate in an experience that shows them what can happen when someone gets behind the wheel of a car after drinking,” said Jutta Chambers, Henderson Police Chief. ``We want to work with the students and help them see the potential harm poor choices can have on someone’s life.’’

Green Valley High School will be the site of the latest Every 15 Minutes program put on by the Henderson Police Department with the cooperation of the Clark County School District, Henderson Fire Department, and many others. At 9:50 a.m. Thursday, a fatal traffic collision will be simulated on Arroyo Grande Boulevard, just west of the school. Law enforcement and emergency medical services will respond.