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The band students from the Instrumental Music Department at Nevada Union High School have started a campaign to raise money for new uniforms.

The band has set a goal of $20,000 for new uniforms. It is anticipated that the band will have as many as 80 members next fall.

“Marching band is the most visible band program at Nevada Union,” band director Ken Carter said. “Thousands of people see us each year. These new uniforms will enable our students to proudly represent their community.”

Students hope to be wearing new uniforms when they travel to Penzance, Cornwall, England in 2006.

The cost of each uniform is $250. To be able to wear them for the upcoming season, the uniforms must be ordered in March. The band has already raised $6,000 and a special account has been set up at Sierra Central Credit Union in the Brunswick Basin specifically for the uniforms.

Proceeds from a spring concert on March 10 and a swing dance on March 19 will help pay for the uniforms.

For more information, contact Carter at 273-4431, extension 308.


Lindsay Adams, a junior at Nevada Union High School, returned recently from a National Youth Leadership Forum on Nursing from Feb. 15 to 20 in Boston. She was recommended by her teachers because of her leadership skills and academic merit.

She took part in small group seminars hosted by medical institutions such as the University of California, Los Angeles, the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix-Tucson and Harvard Medical School in Boston. While at the conference, Adams took field trips to nursing schools in the Boston area.

Previously, Adams attended a National Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine in June, also in Boston.

Adams attends Nevada Union’s Partnership Academy.


Sierra College officials are seeking people to serve on school facilities bond oversight committees.

The committee is required by law after voters approved passage of Measure G, a $44.4 million bond that will provide for expanded facilities at Sierra College’s Nevada County campus. The committee will review expenditures authorized by the voters and then issue an annual report of its findings.

Applications may be obtained by calling the administrative office at the Nevada County Campus, 274-5301, or may be viewed and printed from the Sierra College Web site at http://www.sierracollege.edu/ citizens. Applications must be received by the Nevada County Campus, 250 Sierra College Drive no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday.


Shane Curry of Grass Valley spent January studying in China through a special study program at Linfield College.

Curry, a sophomore majoring in philosophy and psychology, is the son of Tim and Patty Curry of Grass Valley. He took the course Asian Thought in China. During the course, students dealt with the philosophical thought and culture of China. The class focused on major Asian philosophical traditions including Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Maoist Communism and contemporary Chinese philosophy.


Kenlyn McGrew, a senior from Grass Valley, was named to the Gonzaga University President’s List for the fall semester. Students must earn a 3.7 or better grade-point average to be listed.


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

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