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The Sutter Buttes 99s, a chapter of the Ninety-nines Inc., an international organization of women pilots, is offering a scholarship of at least $500 to students pursuing a career in aviation.

Those training to be commercial pilots, air traffic controllers, airline flight attendants, aircraft mechanics, flight instructors, aeronautical engineers and astronauts are encouraged to apply. More than one scholarship may be awarded, depending on the number of qualified applicants.

Applicants must be high school seniors or students enrolled in an aviation-related program and must be residents of Nevada, Yuba, Sutter or Butte counties.

Send an essay and two letters of recommendation to the Sutter Buttes 99s no later than April 10. Interviews will be conducted after that date.

Applications may be obtained from the school’s scholarship counselor at the student’s high school or by calling Carol Andrews at 432-2827.


The Nevada County branch of the American Association of University Women has selected five seventh-grade girls to attend a summer camp on math, science and computer skills at Stanford University, July 22 through 28. The girls will represent Nevada County at the camp.

The selected students are Melanie Rankin from Magnolia Intermediate School; Bridget Dolan from Pleasant Valley School; Hayley Gilliland from Clear Creek School; Samantha Kober from Union Hill School; and Shelby Shepard from Chicago Park School.

Candidates were nominated by teachers and administrators at their schools. Their applications outlined their extra-curricular activities.


Christina Cullen, a sophomore at the University of Nevada, Reno, made it to the dean’s list at the College of Liberal Arts for fall 2006.

Cullen is a 2005 Bear River graduate. Her major is psychology, and her minor is in Spanish.

Those who make it to the dean’s list have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Cullen also has been accepted into the honors program at the university for the spring semester.


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

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