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Ellary Rose Terpening, a homeschooled high school freshman, recently won the $500 annual Spring Teen Scholarship award from the Twin Cities Concert Association.

Terpening wants to become a composer and is an active participant in the Music in the Mountains Young Composers Program. She is an accomplished singer, pianist, violinist and composer.

The Spring Teen Scholarship is available to high school students in grades 9-12. For more information about Twin Cities Concert scholarships, visit http://www.tcca.net.



Tiffany Chan, a 2001 graduate from Nevada Union High School, won the Dr. Bernhardt Thal and Dr. Lawrence Thal Scholarship on May 23 from the University of California in Berkeley School of Optometry.

Chan is a doctoral student who is expected to graduate in 2010. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California in Davis, where she was also a four-time All-American gymnast.




Chan intends to return to Grass Valley after graduation to practice optometry with her parents, Dr. Jerry Chan and Dr. Lisa Moon of Nevada City.

The Bear River High School FFA and agriculture program is hosting its annual dinner and fundraiser at 6 p.m., June 13 at the Higgins Lions Community Center on 22490 E. Hacienda Drive in Grass Valley.

The event is being sponsored by the Bear River FFA Ag Boosters and the Higgins Diggins Lions Club. Money raised from the event will go to the Bear River FFA and agriculture program.

The dinner will consist of prime ribs, baked potato, a salad and a dessert. There’ll also be a no-host bar, a raffle and a live and silent auction.

Tickets cost $40 per person and can be purchased by calling 269-1686.

To submit items to the Learning Page, contact Staff Writer Soumitro Sen at ssen@theunion.com or call 477-4229.


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