Local students part of forestry challenge
Four Marysville High School students were among 54 students who participated in the El Dorado Forestry Challenge at Leoni Meadows Camp near Grizzly Flats.
The event was held Oct. 24-27 and included students from eight high schools in the Sacramento Valley region.
Students collected field data and interacted with natural resource professionals to develop a California Cooperative Forest Management Plan for an 80-acre family forest.
The MHS students were Aaron Allen, Arianna Hills, Suzy Mendoza and Jennifer Kidder, accompanied by teacher Bonnie Magill.
Volleyballers support cancer patients
Faith Christian School's volleyball team raised almost $2,000 for the Rideout Cancer Center's discretionary fund at a tournament the members hosted in October.
The fund is a program to help patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy cover basic needs such as toiletries, financial assistance and food costs.
The earnings raised at the tournament were matched by Dan Parrish Insurance Services Inc. and were presented to the Cancer Center's executive secretary, Nancy Kirkpatrick.
Yuba City High students win at Yuba-Sutter Fair
Members of the Yuba City High School Future Farmers of American chapter have kept busy since August, winning several awards at the Yuba-Sutter Fair in August and hosting their Greenhand initiation in September for first-year students in the agriculture program.
FFA awards at the annual fair included:
Sarah Spears — first place in her swine market class.
Carlos Ortiz — first in novice steer showmanship.
Raeann Magill — winner in the senior meat goat showmanship and third in the master round robin; and supreme and reserve supreme grand champion doe.
Charlotte Anthony — second in her market goat class.
The Yuba City chapter — second place for the garden booth.
In addition, Charlotte Anthony, Jesus Garcia-Schmidt and Magill earned clean stall awards for goats; Camryn Valler was the chapter's first Discovery member; and Patrick Belli-Butner was the chapter's first-ever poultry exhibitor.
Garden club grants student scholarships
Two Yuba-Sutter residents studying at the University of California each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Sutter Buttes Garden Club.
Receiving the awards were Taylor Long in his first year at UC Davis and Margery Magill, in her third year at the university majoring in international agriculture development.
Umpqua offers financial curriculum
Umpqua Bank has introduced a free online Learn to Earn program, a financial literacy curriculum for parents, teachers and children throughout California, Oregon and Washington.
Intended for children in pre-school to fifth grade, the program provides tools such as financial lessons and activities, reading lists and a kids' saving planner.
The program is accessible online at umpquabank.com/learntoearn.
Learn to Earn information is also available at the bank's local branches.
Golden 1 Credit Union offers scholarship
Golden 1 Credit Union is offering college scholarships to its members and their dependents.
The new program for full-time students planning to attend an accredited college or university in California will have awards in three amounts — $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000.
Eligibility requirements include that the student or student's parent or guardian must be a Golden 1 member for at least a year.
Applications will be accepted until Jan. 15 and can be found online at golden1.com/scholarships.
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