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State math test showing earns high honors

Alan Weinstock of Penn Valley, a freshman at Nevada Union High School, received high honors for his performance on the Golden State Examination in first-year algebra. Weinstock’s test results places him in the top 7 percent of students who completed this examination in the spring of 2001.

Weinstock completed this test with other eighth-graders while attending Pleasant Valley Junior High School.

BRHS students winners in DAR essay contest

Bear River High School senior Courtney Mills and sophomore Amanda Mobley were named district winners in a recent essay contest sponsored by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

High school students were asked to write on the topic “If you were asked to interview Christopher Columbus and John Glenn, what differences and similarities would you expect to find between them?”

Following local judging by the Captain John Oldham Chapter of the DAR in Grass Valley/Nevada City, both essays won again at the district level, which also includes sponsoring chapters in Sacramento, Roseville, Auburn, Pleasanton, Stockton and Vacaville. The two essays were then judged at the state level, where Mobley’s essay placed second.

Mobley maintains a 4.0 GPA and hopes to eventually become a magazine editor. Mills plans to attend Sonoma State University in the fall, majoring in communications.

A celebratory tea to honor the essay contest winners and their families will be held March 16.

BRHS student in D.C. for future leaders summit

Dustin Spence, a student at Bear River High School, is in Washington, D.C., this week at the Presidential Classroom Future World Leaders Summit.

Presidential Classroom provides students the opportunity to explore international relations, diplomacy and the changing world economy with students from across the globe. The week’s activities include seminars at the International Monetary Fund, the Organization of American States and visits to embassies.

Spence is with hundreds of students representing more than 30 countries attending seminars presented by leaders from a variety of countries and international organizations. Small-group workshops will enable students to discuss current global issues such as human rights, arms control and nationalism.

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