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Submitted photoEmily Parker, left, and Camille Bigham
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The Grass Valley Schools Foundation for Arts and Science recently made a $4,000 donation that will help defray some of the cost for sixth-grade students at Lyman Gilmore and Grass Valley Charter School to attend the Woodleaf Outdoor School science camp in Sutter County . A dinner and silent auction to help raise more money for the camp is scheduled at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Hennessy School. Tickets are $5 at the door.

The Grass Valley Schools Foundation for Arts and Science is comprised of a group of parents helping supplement core curriculum with funding for arts and science programs, field trips and more. Those with suggestions for fund-raisers or questions can call Inger Avery at 272-9412.

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Nevada County teens Emily Parker and Camille Bigham recently competed in the “4-H State Incentive and Recognition Program.”

This involved writing a six-page essay titled “My 4-H Story” which included the submission of their work in a particular area of 4-H.




Both students entered photo essays: Parker’s on citizenship and Bigham’s on raising pygmy goats. The students’ work ranked first place in the Northern California mountain region, which includes 27 counties. The projects were then judged at the state level where Bigham received first-place alternate and Parker received merit recognition. Their achievements will be honored at the Nevada County 4-H Achievement Night on Oct. 16.

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Diane Richards, the daughter of Mary Ellis and Robert Tubb of Grass Valley, graduated in August with a master’s degree in math education from the University of Central Arkansas. She completed her bachelor of arts degree with honors in math education in May 2003 from the University of Central Arkansas. She is currently teaching at Guy Perkins High School in Arkansas.

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Grizzly Hill School is opening its library to the public from 3:15 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday. This public service is through a partnership between Grizzly Hill School and the Nevada County Library. The Nevada County Library and the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries have provided a large number of high-quality general interest books for adult readers. The Grizzly Hill library also offers Internet service to the public with two computer terminals available on a first come, first serve basis.

The Grizzly Hill library has over 4,200 nonfiction titles, 3,000 chapter books, 800 picture books and 400 easy-reader books. Members of the community, from Camptonville, Allegheny and French Corral are welcome to use the books.

For additional information, contact Grizzly Hill School at 265-9052 or the Nevada County Library at 265-7050.

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Got education news? E-mail David Mirhadi at davidm@theunion. com or call 477-4229.


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