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Valley High Grad Wins College Scholarship

Valley High Grad Wins College Scholarship

A Valley High graduate and North Las Vegas resident was honored Wednesday by the city with a college scholarship.

Nika Sewell earned the Nevada League of Cities Youth Scholarship worth $1,000 for her academic achievement and community volunteerism. This is the second consecutive year the scholarship went to a North Las Vegas resident.

Sewell, 18, is a recent graduate of Valley High School in the International Baccalaureate Magnet Program. She was a flutist in the marching band and advanced concert band. She volunteered with 10 community service organizations, including the West Las Vegas Cultural Arts Center, Valley Hospital and the Walker African-American Museum. Sewell also organized a church teddy bear drive that benefitted nursing home residents and children’s hospitals.

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:

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?

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.

 

Iconic Miss Atomic Bomb Photo Recreated

Iconic Miss Atomic Bomb Photo Recreated

 

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce honored those who have documented Las Vegas in images for 65 years at the Chamber's Power Lunch on Wednesday afternoon at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

One particular photo, which has become one of the most popular in the collection of approximately 4 million still and video images, has become the icon for the anniversary.  "Miss Atomic Bomb" is a famous representation of the atomic testing era. Photographer Don English took the classic image in 1957 when above-ground tests lit up the night sky in Las Vegas and became another tourist attraction.

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients: