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Learning briefs: July 21, 2008

Dinner, fundraiser for FFA chapter

The Nevada Union Future Farmers of America will celebrate its 50-year anniversary with a dinner and fundraising auction on Sept. 6 at the Nevada County Horseman’s Clubhouse on Bubbling Wells Road, Grass Valley.

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host bar and a silent auction. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. The live auction follows.

The event’s theme is “Celebrate 50 Years of Nevada Union FFA Excellence” and is sponsored by the Nevada Union FFA Boosters, said President Roxanne Jones.

“The Nevada Union FFA Boosters raise money to help offset the costs involved for the FFA members to travel to conventions, leadership events and competitions,” Jones said. “The goal of this dinner is to, hopefully, raise a large amount of funds to eventually purchase a passenger van for the FFA chapter.”

Dinner tickets cost $45. For more information on the event or to donate items for the auction, call Jones at 432-8284 or the Nevada Union High School FFA at 273-4431, ext. 2113 or 2110.

Williams makes conference presentation

Courtney Williams, a student at National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology, recently presented research on the role of the interpreter at the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.

Williams is the daughter of Sue and Dave Williams of Grass Valley and a graduate from Nevada Union High School.

The Imagine RIT showcased the work of engineers, artists, scientists, designers, photographers and entrepreneurs.

The Rochester Institute of Technology has an enrollment of nearly 16,000 students at eight colleges. The primary campus is in Rochester, N.Y.

Bigham on Dean’s List at Sonoma State

Camille Bigham has completed her freshman year on the Dean’s List at California State University, Sonoma.

In addition to academics, she participated in campus life as a cheerleader, a board member of the Health Advisory Committee and a club member of Inter-Varsity, a Christian student organization.

Bigham is the daughter of Ken and Laura Bigham of Nevada City. She graduated in 2007 from Nevada Union High School.

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