School Bulletin: Granite Bay’s Destination Imagination team wins state

Fundraiser planned for IB program
By: Sena Christian, Staff Reporter
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Granite Bay’s Destination Imagination team wins state

Granite Bay High School’s Destination Imagination team recently won the state competition and is eligible to compete in the global finals from May 22-26 in Knoxville, Tenn. Team members include Abe Denton, Arianna Jones, Grant Kanada, Erica Lucia and Amber Miller. They will compete with other teams in the Wind Visible Challenge, one of seven open-ended challenges that require young people to apply science, technology, engineering and math, in addition to improvisation, theater arts, writing, project management, communication, innovation, teamwork and community service. The team’s next challenge is to raise more than $9,000 to cover expenses to attend the finals. To make a tax-deductible donation, make checks payable to CA Creativity Association (Tax ID No. 33-0860160).

Roseville schools host donation drive

Cooley Middle School and Junction and Kaseberg elementary schools will host a free drop-off donation drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11,in the Raley’s parking lot at 4051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. in Roseville. The event is in partnership with ReUseIt, and will help benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area. The organizers seek donations of usable clothing, household items, shoes, jewelry, belts, purses, backpacks, bedding and linens, toys, sporting goods and small appliances. For more information, visit

Fundraiser planned for IB program

The Oakmont High School International Baccalaureate Parents Club will host a rummage sale and car wash on Saturday, April 27. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the car wash is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $5. Proceeds benefit the school’s IB program. The fundraiser takes place on the campus, 1710 Cirby Way in Roseville.

Roseville student a Merit scholar

Roseville High School student Alexandra Coulter is one of about 800 African-American high school seniors to have recently won a National Achievement Scholarship through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The program is a privately financed academic competition established in 1964 specifically to honor scholastically talented African-American youth. By the conclusion of the 2013 program, marking the 49th annual competition, about 32,600 participants will have received scholarships for undergraduate study worth more than $103 million. Coulter plans to major in business administration in college.

Videos need your votes

More than 100 videos were submitted to the Regional Water Authority’s annual Water Spots video contest, and now the entries have been narrowed down to 10 finalists, whose videos need your votes. Sacramento-area high school students showed off their creativity in 30-second public service announcement videos on the contest's 2013 theme: “Check sprinkler systems every month for water-wasting problems and make repairs within 48 hours.” To vote, visit by Friday, April 26.

Host families needed

Families in Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin, Loomis, Citrus Heights and Antelope are needed to host Educational Homestay Programs international students from July 17 to Aug. 5. The students are from France, China, Austria, Germany and Spain and at 13-18 years old. The students will be under the supervision of program staff from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, attending language classes in the morning and participating in organized educational activities and field trips. Host families are asked to provide a bed, meals, and transportation to and from the pickup/drop-off location in their neighborhood. Families may choose to host a boy or girl from any of the visiting countries. For more information, visit

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