Garage sale supports Sutter cheerleaders
A garage sale is set to help raise funds for several Sutter Union High School cheerleaders taking part in the 2013 New Year's Day Parade in London.
The fundraiser is from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1631 Poole Blvd., Yuba City.
Items include household goods, sports and outdoors equipment, clothes and furniture.
Five members of the Sutter High squad are among 500 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the United States who attended Universal Cheerleaders Association camps during the summer selected to participate in the annual parade.
The local students will be in Europe from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2.
Recycling contest open to schools
Registration ends Tuesday for a national recycling competition open to students from elementary to high school grades.
Keep America Beautiful's Recycle-Bowl will have participating schools tracking and reporting how much recyclable material they collect during the four-week competition, from Oct. 19 to Nov. 9.
Prizes include $1,000 to the school in each state that collects the most recyclable material per capita.
Keep American Beautiful Inc., established in 1953, is a volunteer-based community action and education organization.
Exchange student meeting set
An information night for students interested in becoming foreign exchange students is planned by the Yuba-Sutter Chapter of AFS, formerly known as American Field Service.
The program, for students and parents, is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the River Valley High School library, 801 El Margarita Road, Yuba City.
The evening includes local foreign exchange returnees and their parents talking about their experiences, information about the requirements to live and study abroad and the application process.
Scholarships are available for the program, including full-ride scholarships sponsored by the US Department of State.
Visit afsusa.org for more information about the AFS program.
Locals earn degrees from Union Institute
Several Yuba-Sutter residents have earned bachelor degrees from Union Institute and University, an accredited private university specializing in adult and distance education.
Receiving degrees in May were Ronald Cordova of Yuba City and Thomas Price of Plumas Lake, both in emergency services management.
In addition, Jason Westgate of Yuba City received a degree in criminal justice management in March.
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