The Sparks Elks Lodge is holding an essay contest on Americanism for fifth- through eighth-graders through Jan. 10. Contestants must write an essay not to exceed 250 words on the following topic: "The American dream: What is it?" Winners advance to the next level of competition. The cost to enter is free.
For details, call 772-6568.
The Nevada Museum of Art is accepting submissions from high school students until 2 p.m. Jan. 16 for the 2010 Scholastic Art Awards competition, which seeks to recognize the country's top young artists in 30 categories, including design, fashion, illustration, painting and ceramics. Select works will be displayed in an exhibition at the museum between March 6 and April 3.
For more information, go to www.artandwriting.org, e-mail email@example.com or call 329-3333.
Cannan Elementary receives check for Run for Education
RENO – On Friday, Rita Cannan Elementary School received $2,000 for taking first place in student participants/elementary school during the annual Run For Education in October. The Cannan students also received a trophy.
Sponsors of the event also made a presentation to Darcy Marud, run coordinator, for all his work this year and for the five-year history of the Run.
Spanish Springs reading coordinator recognized
SPANISH SPRINGS – Doris Hills, Read to Succeed Coordinator for Spanish Springs Elementary School, has received the Board of Trustees Exceptional Volunteer Award. “Grandma Doris” has worked many years at SSES organizing reading tutors to help students. She received this award on Dec. 15 at the monthly school board meeting.
A big Spanish Springs thank you to Mrs. Doris Hills for everything she does for all at Spanish Springs Elementary School.
Teacher’s Warehouse accepting donations
RENO – Donations of office supplies, paper products, seasonal goods, arts and crafts, furniture, teacher aids, books and similar items are being accepted at the Teacher's Warehouse, 380 Edison Way.
The warehouse is a place where Washoe County teachers can shop for their classrooms for free.
Donations are accepted from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
To make a donation or to schedule a pickup, call Gary McDowell at 691-0216.
College test assistance offered
E-Knowledge Corporation, and other national organizations, including the National Federation of State High School Associations and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, have announced the extension of the National SAT/ACT sponsorship program to high school students nationwide.
The programs retail between $200 and $300, but the code following code eliminates the retail cost, lowering it to $13.84 for shipping.
For details, call 951-256-4076.