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High School Essay Contest Offers Big Prizes

High School Essay Contest Offers Big Prizes

Advantages Online Private School invites all Clark County high school students to take part in a $1,500 Scholarship Essay Contest. Students can enter by visiting www.AdvantagesSchool.com, filling out an entry form and completing a 200-word essay. 

The submitted essay should describe, from the perspective of the student, the biggest challenge they face in high school (as related to education) and how they are conquering it.

When the contest concludes on April 29, Advantages founders will select two winners and each will receive a $750 scholarship to cover the cost of a single course. Winners can select from various mathematics, language arts, social science and science courses, as well as Spanish or French I and II.

"We are excited to offer this scholarship contest to public or private school students throughout Clark County," said Pam Dion, director and co-founder of Advantages Online Private School.

Eastside Cannery "Lights It Up Blue" for Autism Awareness

The iconic Eastside Cannery building will attract even more attention on April 1st and 2nd, especially during the nighttime hours.  That's because the structure will be illuminated in blue. "Light It Up Blue" is a nationwide effort to encourage businesses and residences to light up their structures in blue light in recognition of those families affected by autism.  The Eastside Cannery, on Boulder Highway is able to change the colors displayed on the building quite easily.  There are roughly 16,000 LED lights on the exterior of the building which can be programmed to change colors or illuminate one particular shade of color.  The blue lights will be visual Friday, April 1st and Saturday April 2nd, which is World Autism Awareness Day.  Every 1 in 110 children is affected by the autism disorder.  More information on Light It Up Blue can be found at www.lightitupblue.org and www.autismspeaks.org.

 

Applications Available for Teen Leadership Camp

Issue Concerning Adolescents of Nevada (I.C.A.N.) will host its 2011 Leadership Camp from June 20-26 at Camp Lee Canyon.

Applications for the camp are now available for children and teens ages 11 through 17 and will be accepted through May 1.

Camp Lee Canyon is located 45 miles northwest of the Las Vegas Valley in the Toiyabe National Forest. The event will consist of speakers, workshops and curriculum to educate and empower young adults to be self-reliant, inspirational peer and community role models.

Through the leadership training experienced at camp, participants learn how to make smart decisions, maintain their stress levels and educate others on drug prevention. Of last year's participants, all claimed to have found at least one friend who will help them stay drug-free.

The cost is $250 per child and includes food, lodging, workshops, speakers, a T-shirt, materials and activities, including a dance, campfires and talent show.

Springs Preserve Hosts Children's Festival

Springs Preserve Hosts Children's Festival

Springs Preserve will host its second annual Día del Niño festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 9.

The festival offers fun for children of all ages, including clowns and magicians, dancing and singing groups, and interactive games including a live soccer match, as well as traditional Mexican food and drink, hands-on arts and crafts workshops and a magical theatrical rendition of the "Wizard of Oz." Children can also participate in Telemundo TV-39's "sustainable" talent show.

Celebrated worldwide at various times throughout the year, notably in countries such as Mexico, Día del Niño is all about the little ones. Visit www.springspreserve.org or call 822-7700 for more information. Tickets can be purchased in advance online and will cost $1 less than at the door.

North Las Vegas Kicks Off Child Drowning Prevention Campaign

North Las Vegas Kicks Off Child Drowning Prevention Campaign

With pool season just around the corner, the North Las Vegas Fire Department will kick off its 4th annual April Pools Day event on April 1.

The Fire Department is partnering with members of the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition in a valleywide campaign. In the past two years, there have been five deaths of children under the age of 4 because of drowning.

Some of the organizations participating in the door-to-door event are: Safe Kids Coalition, Southern Nevada Health District, and the Henderson, Clark County, and Las Vegas Fire Departments.

Escobedo, Legacy Win Big at Music Competition

Escobedo Middle School and Legacy High School's Chamber Ensemble claimed top honors at the "Notes to Grow" music competition for local middle and high schools Saturday at Leavitt Middle School.

Both schools received $8,000 for their first-place finishes. A total of $36,000 in prize money sponsored by Las Vegas area Walmart and Sam's Club stores was divided among seven area schools’ music programs.

Local middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting.

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.