Learning briefs 06/16/08 | TheUnion.com

Learning briefs 06/16/08

Realtors association awards 9 scholarships

The Nevada County Association of Realtors recently awarded nine scholarships totaling $8,000 to graduating seniors in the area.

Nevada Union students Eduardo Perez ($500), Jason Tilly ($500), Meg Story ($750), Aimee Kastenholz ($1,000) and Alexis Patton ($1,500) and Bear River student Ariana Powell ($750) had their scholarships presented by Maryanne Connelly of Landmark Properties.

The Nevada County Association of Realtors Masters Club scholarships were awarded to Bear River students Bryan Agnew ($750), Brooke Van Fossen ($750) and Erin Smith ($1,500). April Smith of California Pacific Mortgage and Eric Hatch of Century 21 Foothill Realty presented those scholarships.

The association raises funds for the Scholarship Program through fees for educational seminars offered to its members and through raffles. Rich and Sharon Berman of Berman International also participated by donating $500 to the Master’s Club scholarship.

For more information on the scholarship program, call the Association of Realtors at 272-2627.

Deer Creek principal honored by peers

Deer Creek Principal Susie Barry was named the Nevada County Administrator of the Year at the Association of California School Administrators Awards banquet.

Barry has worked for the Nevada City School District for 17 years, including 11 as a prinicipal.

NU graduate gives commencement speech

Emily Surface of Grass Valley gave the senior class address on May 17 at graduation ceremonies at Dominican University of California in San Rafael.

Surface earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature with an emphasis on creative writing at the university. She was a resident advisor for three years and served as the student body president this past year. She also was active in athletics and performed in campus theatrical productions as well as in Marin Shakespeare Company productions.

She is a 2004 Nevada Union graduate and the daughter of Pam and Ken Surface.

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