Beginning this week, and running through Jan. 2, 2005, a quilt titled “Indigenous Plants of the Sierra Foothills,” created by students in the Twin Ridges Elementary School District, will be displayed at the Imaginarium of Nevada County as part of “Ancient Wisdom: Science and Culture of California Indians.”
The quilt was previously on display at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center and was made with the assistance of mentoring artists and an ethnobotanist from the Maidu tribe of Native Americans.
Dustin C. Amato, a 1999 Nevada Union High School graduate and a 2004 CSU, Chico, graduate majoring in business administration with an option in management, will be completing his coursework in international business and Spanish abroad this year at the University of Bilbao/Getxo, Spain.
He has also studied abroad in Santiago, Chile, and in Guadalajara, Mexico. His activities at Chico State include serving as a Webmaster for the Chico State Snowboard Club and co-founding the Professional Entrepreneurial Association. He is the son of Bob and Pam Amato of North San Juan.
Nicole Fry, a 2001 graduate of Bear River High School, has made the Dean’s List at Sonoma State University, where she is majoring in biochemistry. She is the daughter of Mike and Anne Fry of Lake of the Pines.
Enrollment for 4-H Youth Development programs is in full swing for the 2004-05 school year. It is for students age 5-19 years old, and its rograms include raising animals and doing arts and crafts.
Youth who are eligible to join the 4-H program must be 9 years old or in the fourth grade by Jan. 1, 2005 and have not reached the age of 19 by Dec. 31, 2004.
Children who are currently 5 years old or attending kindergarten through third grade are eligible to participate as primary 4-H members and may enroll in any age appropriate projects, including the following small animal projects: cats, dogs, rats, rabbits, entomology, poultry, mice, pygmy goats, marine science and therapeutic animal projects.
For more information, visit http://ceplacernevada.ucdavis.edu or contact the 4-H office at 889-7386.
Got education news? E-mail David Mirhadi at davidm@theunion. com or call 477-4229.
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