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School bulletin: Granite Bay High School students shave heads

Woodcreek students take second and third place in 'Bear Aware' film contest
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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GBHS students shave heads

Students at Granite Bay High School shaved their heads for the St. Baldrick's Foundation on campus March 19. This event raises money for childhood cancer research and 31 students and staff went bald for the cause, including freshman girl Maddy Montoya. The school's St. Baldrick's club raised $4,300.

Textbooks on display

Roseville Joint Union High School District is considering the adoption of new textbooks. The books - "First Year Guitar" and "Second Year Guitar" - have been placed on display for public review through April 14. The board of trustees will vote on the adoption during their April 17 meeting. View the books at Downtown Roseville Library, Maidu Library, Granite Bay Library, North Highlands/Antelope Branch Library and at the Antelope, Roseville, Oakmont, Granite Bay and Woodcreek high school libraries, and in the district office.

WHS students place in film contest

Woodcreek students took second and third place in the Department of Fish and Game's inaugural "Bear Aware" youth film contest for teens in the greater Sacramento region. Nick Garner placed second and will receive $300. Reece Maginn placed third and will receive $200. Two other Woodcreek students received honorable mentions. A film by two Lodi High School brothers won first place.

The contest is part of an outreach effort to raise awareness about the importance of securing food and trash while in black bear habitat. Once bears become habituated to human food and trash they lose their natural ways and often must be killed. The students' videos were targeted at residents and visitors of the Lake Tahoe Basin. To view the films, visit www.dfg.ca.gov/BearFilmContest/TopFilms.html.

STEM Expo features robotics

Placer County's second annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Expo took place on March 24 at William Jessup University in Rocklin. The gigantic science fair featured state-of-the-art robotics demonstrations and hands-on demonstrations from local organizations, including Star Eco Station, Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Project Learning Tree, Mad Science, Early Engineers, Invent.org and more. More than 300 local students participated.

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Have news for the school bulletin? Email your campus news and events to reporter Sena Christian at senac@goldcountrymedia.com.