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Sixth-graders at Forest Lake Christian School participated in an in-house Spelling Bee last month. Fifteen students from the 66 sixth- graders were chosen by the teachers to join the competition.

The winners were: Sam Jug, first place; Makena Wong, second place; Amber Zuschlag, third place; and Chelsea Ashworth, fourth place.


Janet Dudney, a founding member of the Nevada City School of the Arts and a music teacher for 13 years at the school, has been chosen for the Teacher Who Makes a Difference Award by her peers.

She will be receive a certificate with other Nevada County teachers who have received the same honor from their respective schools in a ceremony at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City on March 22.

Dudney created the music program she currently teaches to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.


Nevada City School of the Arts is hosting an orientation meeting for parents of children entering kindergarten next year at 6 p.m., March 28, at the school.

The School of the Arts is located on 13032 Bitney Springs Road, Building 8, in Nevada City.

For more information, call the school at 273-7736.


The Lyman Gilmore Marching Band will perform in Disneyland, in Anaheim, on March 21. The band consists of 100 students from grades six through eight.

The group raised funds for the trip through donations, firework sales, a jog-a-thon and selling barbecue sauces.

The band will travel with 25 students, chaperones and directors.

The Lyman Gilmore Marching Band has the tradition of performing in Disneyland every three years for the past two decades. The group had to submit an audition video to be selected for the performance.


The Sierra College Music Department will host a jazz concert on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater on the Rocklin Campus.

The concert will feature the Sierra College Vocal and Instrumental Jazz ensembles.

The guest performers will be the Bear River High School Jazz Unlimited Vocal Ensemble and the Placer High School Jazz Ensemble.

The Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin.

Tickets cost $8 for the general public and $5 for students; there is a $1 parking fee. Parking permits can be purchased at machines located in the parking lot.

For more information, call the college Music Department at (916) 789-2780.


To make submissions to the Learning Page, contact Staff Writer Soumitro Sen at soumitros@theunion.com or call 477-4229.

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