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Four Students Receive $5,000 College Scholarships

Four Students Receive $5,000 College Scholarships

Four local students will receive $5,000 college scholarships from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

Information from the organization credits Steve Wynn with making the awards possible. Recipients were chosen based on commitment to education, dedication to community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.

The winners are:

Southern Nevada Students Earn iPads in Essay Contest

Southern Nevada Students Earn iPads in Essay Contest

 

Twenty high school students are enjoying the new iPads they earned by reducing their carbon footprint and writing a great essay about it.

The students were part of an essay contest held by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Coca-Cola, Mariana's Supermarkets and the Clark County School District.

The 20 winners were chosen out of the 200 entries from 40 high schools around the Las Vegas valley. They all wrote a 500-word essay describing how they used transit services provided by the RTC to reduce the amount of carbon they personally use.

The winners for the 2013 contest are:

Middle School Jersey for UNLV Standout Retired

Middle School Jersey for UNLV Standout Retired

 

A UNLV basketball standout and NBA hopefully had his middle school jersey retired in a ceremony Wednesday.

Anthony Marshall attended Findlay Middle School and graduated from Mojave High School. He just finished his senior year at UNLV.

Marshall's number 23 jersey was retired in an assembly. He is hoping to be drafted or signed by an NBA team in the next few weeks.

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

 

Winners recently were announced for the 6th annual UNLV Coaches Challenge, a program that encourages children to choose healthy food and participate in physical activity.

This year’s Coaches Challenge included more than 13,000 elementary school children from 112 schools. The program experienced its best success since 2007.

A UNLV head coach will visit each winning classroom throughout May to congratulate the students.

This year’s UNLV Coaches Challenge winning classrooms represent four elementary schools:

Canyon Springs High School Part of Law Day Live

Canyon Springs High School Part of Law Day Live

 

Students from Canyon Springs High School will play a key role in this year's Law Day Live set for Thursday.

The students will act as attorneys and judges during mock Supreme Court arguments in three real-life cases.

The mock arguments will actually be made at the high court's courtroom in Las Vegas, but will be webcast to three locations around the state.

At the first location, students will argue to overturn a lower courts decision. At the second location, students will argue to uphold the decision, and at the final location, students, justices and judges will deliberate and render a decision.

Canyon Springs High School is a law-related magnet school and is one of the originators of Law Day Live. It gives students a better understanding of the judicial system and the types of arguments made before the State Supreme Court.

Dinosaurs to Touch, Ride on Display at Cashman Center

Dinosaurs to Touch, Ride on Display at Cashman Center

 

Kids will get a chance to get close up to some of the fierce creatures that once roamed the earth.

The Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit opens its doors this weekend at Cashman Center. The exhibit features 60 animatronic and museum-quality dinosaur replicas.

"It is a concept of an attraction plus a museum. We are priding ourselves on being educational and informative plus also having activities for kids to do," show manager Steven Rosholt said.

The display is not just to look at, kids will also get a chance to get up close and actually touch some of the replicas. Kids will even get a chance to ride the biggest, fiercest dinosaur in the Jurassic Period, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.  

"It is a lot of work that we have to put in to move them around, but once the show comes and you see the kids faces light up. It just makes all the work worth it," Rosholt said.

Mojave Students Honored for Program Success

Mojave Students Honored for Program Success

 

A program aimed at helping African-American boys graduate from high school and continue their education celebrated its first success stories Monday.

Clark County School District officials recognized more than 30 students at Mojave High School to complete a pilot program aimed at improving proficiency and graduation rates for African-American male students. The students joined AAMI (African American Male Initiative) during their freshman year. Along with their regular studies, they completed AAMI-related coursework and activities, such as visiting colleges, submitting admission forms and pursuing financial assistance.

Six schools in the U.S. participated in the initial AAMI study. Donations from Citibank supported the program at Mojave, and the $25,000 check presented Monday allows other students to get assistance with college prep next year.