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Grizzly Hill hosts community classes

In February, Grizzly Hill School will open up its campus to San Juan Ridge residents on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There are a variety of classes available, including parenting classes, digital photography, stained glass, cooking skills, conversational Spanish and basketball.

There is a fee to attend some of the classes. Grizzly Hill School is located at 16661 Old Mill Road in North San Juan. For information, call 265-9052.



Johanna Johnsonto perform in China




Johanna Johnson, a junior majoring in music and religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., will perform with the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra in China on its 2004 Concert Tour. She is a member of the oboe section.

Johnson is a 2001 graduate of Nevada Union High School and the daughter of Richard and Lois Johnson of Grass Valley.

Melissa McCreery nominated for honor

Melissa McCreery of Nevada City, a graduating senior at Loretto High School, has been named one of more than 2,600 candidates in the 2004 Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 2.8 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2004.

The Presidential Scholars Program is in its 40th year. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

The 2,600 candidates were selected for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment. Further consideration is based on students’ essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations, and school transcripts. A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 500 semifinalists in early April.

The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of some 32 eminent citizens appointed by the president, will make a final selection of the scholars. They will select one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. students living abroad; 15 students at-large; and up to 20 students from the creative and performing arts. The U.S. Department of Education will announce the scholarships in May.

She is the daughter to Ken and Juanita McCreery of Nevada City.

Jerry Wilson finishes engineering degree

Jerry Wilson of Grass Valley has received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.


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