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Sierra College Nevada County Campus will host Earth Day celebrations on April 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As part of the festivities, there will be live music and a fashion show with garments made of recycled materials. Poets and speakers will also be present at the event. There will also be booths with information from eco-friendly businesses and educational displays on issues like sustainable food practices alternate fuels, climate change and population growth.

The public is encouraged to participate in this free campus event at 250 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. There is a $1 parking fee on campus. Permits can be purchased at machines located at the entrance to the parking lot.



For more information, contact the Sierra College Campus Life Coordinator, Carol Cox at 274-5291.

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The third quarter honor roll for Sierra Christian School is as follows:

3rd grade: Riley Ballard, Haley Blair, Emily Garcia, Emerson Helmuth, Matthew Lozano, Peter McDowell, Rachaiel McKnight, Garret Reader, McKenna Toles.

4th grade: Mira Earles, Celeste Mazon, Cameron Manchester, Hannah Patterson, Hannah Reinhardt, Ashley Smith.

5th grade: Marlo Kidney, Jelena Lomeli, Josey Poppin, Kaila Reader.

6th grade: Jesse Poppin

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Sierra Nevada Children’s Services has awarded the Lenahan Lifetime Achievement Award to Judge Carl Bryan and the Children’s Service Award to Leyda Morales.

Both individuals will be honored on April 25, 2007, 6:30 p.m. at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City.

Bryan was nominated for his ability to create a culture of openness and collaboration among local social service agencies, resulting in the establishment of higher standards and accountability for everyone working with youth.

His willingness to think innovatively challenged youth-oriented agencies to come up with new and creative ways to serve children and families. He has spent hours serving as a mentor demonstrating creative and effective problem-solving.

Morales has been nominated for providing Spanish translation to parents of children in the Grass Valley school district. As a translator, she volunteers at meetings and conferences and assists families at medical appointments.

The Children’s Service Annual Award began in 1993 to recognize individuals in the local community who provide extraordinary contributions to the welfare of local children.

For more information on the event, contact Sierra Nevada Children’s Services at 272-8866.

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To make submissions to the Learning page, contact Staff Writer Soumitro Sen at soumitros @theunion.com or call 477-4229.


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