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Grass Valley Charter School is currently involved in fund-raisers to boost the school’s coffers.

Three-dollar day encourages students to earn money by doing chores for their families; a coin-drive collection from students’ piggy banks and a video/book sale upcoming in the next month.

In addition, each classroom is seeking a local business to match its collective efforts.



For more information or to help, call 273-8723.

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Jaclyn Nichole Brady, daughter of Veronica and Bret Jones of Rough and Ready and Jeff Brady of Grass Valley, has been named to the Dean’s Honor List at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo for the College of Engineering.

Jaclyn is a freshman at Cal Poly and is majoring in electrical engineering. She is a 2004 Nevada Union High School graduate.

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Money for scholarships is available through the Sierra College Foundation. More than 200 scholarship awards totaling almost $100,000 are available.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is Feb. 7.

Individual scholarships are worth as much as $2,000 per year.

Scholarships for incoming, continuing and transferring students are available.

For more information, log on to http://www.sierracollege.edu.

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The Ridley Gallery at the Sierra College Rocklin campus will be showcasing the photographs of Mark Abrahamson, beginning today. “Watershed Investigations Series” focus on water and the adverse effects of land use on it.

The exhibit includes aerial photographs of North American river watersheds.

Since 1990, Abrahamson has photographed rural and urban landscapes and has been active in restoration projects in the Pacific Northwest.

The exhibition runs through Thursday, Feb. 17. For more information, call (916) 789-2873.

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The Sierra College Patrons and Sierra College Aquatics Program are teaming up to host an evening of food, a silent auction and a raffle.

The annual Crab and Shrimp Feed will be held at 6:30 Feb. 25 at the Rocklin Sunset Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd. in Rocklin.

The cost is $35 per person and the deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 18.

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Maura Fuller of Grass Valley, a freshman at Nevada Union High School, recently raised a Labrador named Garrett, who graduated from Guide Dogs for the Blind school in San Rafael.

Garrett is now working with her new owner, William Gillespie. For more information on Nevada County Paws for a Cause, contact Lisa at 273-4563.

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Got local education news? Contact David Mirhadi at davidm@theunion. com or 477-4229.


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