School bulletin: Eureka Schools Foundation hosts golf fundraiser

Granite Bay Gazette wins several journalism awards
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Eureka Schools Foundation hosts golf fundraiser

The 18th annual Eureka Schools Foundation golf tournament starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Granite Bay Golf Club, 9600 Golf Club Drive. The event raises money for schools in the Eureka Union School District. Last year's event generated $74,500. A foursome costs $3,000 or $750 for an individual. As part of the cost, participants enjoy lunch, hosted cocktail, dinner and a silent auction. Sponsorships are also available. To register, visit

Gazette newspaper wins several awards

Granite Bay High School's newspaper, the Gazette, recently received several honors, including finishing eighth in the National High School Journalism Convention Best of Show contest in their category.

The newspaper was also named a Blue Ribbon Finalist in the annual California Newspaper Publishers Association General Excellence competition, which means the Gazette is among the top four newspapers in the state.

The Gazette received several individual honors, including three national first-place awards in the Quill and Scroll Writing and Photography competition. Student Shannon Carroll won two first place awards and Jessica Reese won one.

RJUHSD budget meeting

Taxpayers can have a say on how their school tax dollars are being spent during a public forum on the Roseville Joint Union High School District's 2012-13 budget. During the meeting, district staff will present information and receive public comment on the spending plant for the upcoming school year. The board will vote on the budget during the June 12 meeting. The forum begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at the district office, 1750 Cirby Way in Roseville.

Roseville student wins BECOME award

Quail Glen Elementary School fifth grader Jennifer Engelke received the BECOME (Business, Educators and Community Organized to Maximize Education) Student Recognition Award on April 10. BECOME is the educational committee of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce.

The award honors students who contribute to their school and community. Jennifer is a Girl Scout, member of student council, conflict manager who helps students solve their problems and crossing guard, and she served as emcee of the school's variety show and performed in "Journey to Oz." She's on the honor roll and received the Outstanding Student Award six straight years.

"Jennifer is an excellent student and always willing to help out," said her teacher Meredith Smith. "If there is something that needs to be done, I can rely on her to do a great job."

Adelante hosts guest speaker

Melissa Wong from ITT Technical Institute discussed the connection between unemployment and lack of education to an economics class at Adelante High School on April 13. In 2011, 25 percent of people without a high school diploma were unemployed, 21 percent of people with only a diploma were unemployed and 5 percent of people with a master's degree were unemployed.

"Melissa also shared with my students the 10 careers which will be the highest in demand during the next five to 10 years," said teacher Heather McQueen. "Many students were surprised that teaching was No. 1, followed by nursing. The reason why there will be such a high demand for teachers is that in the next (several) years, 35 percent of teachers are expected to retire."

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