Learning briefs 06/30/08 | TheUnion.com

Learning briefs 06/30/08


NU graduate Morse

gets aviation scholarship

Matt Morse, the son of Mike and Linda Morse of Big Oak Valley, has received a $1,000 scholarship by the Sutter Buttes 99s to continue his education in the field of aviation.

Morse is a 2008 graduate of Nevada Union High School and is working toward his flying certificate with Alpine Aviation at Nevada County Airport. He plans to enter Sacramento City College this fall to pursue a degree in airframe and powerplant; he hopes to become an aircraft mechanic.

His long-term goal is to attend Embry Riddle University in Prescott, Ariz., and become a commercial pilot flying international missions for charitable organizations.

Sutter Buttes is a chapter of the International Organization of Women Pilots, with a mission to encourage education in aviation.

Hernandez earns degree

from UC Berkeley

Courtney Hernandez, a 2004 graduate of Nevada Union High School, graduated on May 24 from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in social welfare.

She has been admitted into Teach for America Corps and will teach kindergarten at Achievement First in Brooklyn, N.Y. She plans to pursue her master of science education degree from Hunter College City University of New York.

Courtney is the daughter of Diann Tipton Hernandez.

Charter school starts

search for new home

Yuba River Charter School has selected Steve Monical, broker and co-owner of Landmark Properties in Nevada City, to represent the school in its purchase of land for a new campus.

The school was awarded $8.5 million from the state through Measure 1D for the new campus. The school is looking for eight to 10 acres within three miles of the Rough and Ready Highway and Bitney Springs Road intersection.

Plans call for the school being completed by January 2011.

Monical can be contacted by calling 265-6617 or e-mailing steve@landmarkproperties.net.

Yuba River Charter School is a public school with teachers trained in the Waldorf method. It is sponsored through the Nevada County Office of Education.

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