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Rising Football Player

Rising Football Player

By Diana Bustamante

Chaparral High School

I had the privilege to interview James Bubba Dukes. He’s been recognized by a couple football coaches due to his amazing skills.  He was told that if he practiced hard enough, he could possibly make it into the National Football League.

Q: How many football scouts have you had visit you?

A: I’ve had four.

Q: Any specific college you want to attend?

A: The college I want to go to is Ohio State.

Q: Why football?

A: I love football with all of my heart!

Q: What’s your best football average? (Tackles, touchdowns, etc.)

A: One time, I made 17 tackles in one game.

Q: Why do you think the football team got as far as it did this year?

Chaparral Makes State

Chaparral Makes State

By Julian Sanchez

Chaparral High School

After so many years, Chaparral has never been so close to winning a state championship as they came in the 2012-2013 school year.

Under the coaching of Jay Renneker, they made it to the state finals. Chaparral’s women volleyball team played 38 games in their season. They lost 14 games, but won 24 games. In their league, they played a total of 12 games, winning eight of those games.

The road to the State Championships was a hard journey for Chaparral players. They practiced hard daily and never gave up on their team. The dedication really paid off for them. The players can leave their school thinking about the banner they put up in their school gym. Seeing a recent banner will boost up the students spirit and encourage them to do more, because they know that Chaparral students try hard.

Four Schools Earn the Votes to Get Big Checks

Four Schools Earn the Votes to Get Big Checks

Four schools from around southern Nevada have a lot more money this week thanks to efforts by Nevada State Bank.

The bank gave away $30,000 to the schools through its You Vote, Schools Win campaign. The school with the most votes received the biggest check. Repeating last year's win, Clark High School won the top prize of $12,000 after securing 7,296 votes. The students got the good news and the money Tuesday.

The school with the second largest number of votes was East Career and Technical Academy. It received more than 6,800 votes to earn $8,000.

Canarelli Middle School was third with more than 6,100 votes and Wolff Elementary School was fourth with 3,500 votes. Each of those schools will receive $5,000. The last check was given out Thursday afternoon.

“School spirit is definitely strong and these schools did an impressive job of getting people to show their support and vote,” said Dallas Haun, president and CEO of Nevada State Bank.

CCSD Surprises Valley High School Teachers with Renovated Lounge

CCSD Surprises Valley High School Teachers with Renovated Lounge

Teachers and staff at Valley High School will enjoy a renovated breakroom, thanks to Goodwill of Southern Nevada.

Superintendent Dwight Jones and school board trustee Lorraine Alderman joined Goodwill representatives during a Monday after-school unveiling. Valley High School is one of more than two dozen schools that Goodwill partners with as part of the Student Work Experience Program (SWEP), offering high school-aged students with disabilities the opportunity to gain experience in a work environment while being supervised and supported by their teachers.

The lounge was furnished with items from Goodwill stores throughout the community and designed with comfort in mind.

Free Back-to-School Fair Saturday at Boulevard Mall

Free Back-to-School Fair Saturday at Boulevard Mall

 

Families will get a chance for some back-to-school help for free at the Boulevard Mall this weekend.

Cox Communications is hosting a back-to-school fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A wide variety of community agencies and organizations will have booths at the fair with information for families. Representatives from the Clark County School District will be there to provide information on school zoning, food services, bus transportation and school police.

The Southern Nevada Health District will provide immunizations for school-aged children for a minimal fee. Parents interested in using that service must bring their children’s shot record.  To see which vaccines children need for school, go to snhdinfo.org.

 

Chaparral Students Enjoy Free Show on the Strip

Chaparral Students Enjoy Free Show on the Strip

Students and teachers from Chaparral High School got a chance to see "Le Reve – The Dream" at the Wynn Las Vegas Tuesday.

Wynn Las Vegas and the producers of  "Le Reve" gave the students and teachers the complimentary tickets because of their dedication and perseverance throughout the school year. The group included members of the swim team. The team continued to compete despite the fact it had to forfeit every competition because it didn’t have enough members.

Theater students were also at the special showing. The students continued to put on productions even after their budget had been cut. The tickets were handed out last month during Teacher Appreciation Week. The group was able to meet the cast members before taking a group photo. 

Schools Gets $11,000 in 'My School is Cool' Contest

Schools Gets $11,000 in 'My School is Cool' Contest

One southern Nevada elementary school is ending the school year $11,000 richer.

Crestwood Elementary School won the My School is Cool program at Meadows Mall. The kids earned points by shopping at the mall between November and May, and then turning the receipts over to the school coordinator. The school with the most points received the grand prize.

Meadows Mall presented the check to Crestwood Elementary School Thursday. Principal Kalandra Sheppard says the money will be used to save programs the kids love.

"The kids and our staff are winners. We are up to the challenge, whether it is something like the challenge of getting receipts to receive points to receive money or the challenge of being high achieving in the classroom," Sheppard said.

Three other schools also received money. E.W. Griffith Elementary School received $5,000, Kit Carson College Prep received $2,500 and Bridger Middle School received $1,500.