School bulletin: Telefunken in Roseville hosts students

Granite Bay kid places in Pokémon contest
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Telefunken hosts students

Telefunken Semiconductors America in Roseville and Sierra College in Rocklin opened their doors to 85 high school students from Roseville, Truckee and North Tahoe, and mechatronics students from the Sierra College Truckee campus April 20 to talk to students about pursuing well-paid, local technical careers.

"Our employees were excited to demonstrate the equipment they use in a high-tech production environment and share what they enjoy about their careers," said Telefunken Director of Manufacturing Matthew Nadeau. "For students, seeing where they might work could motivate them to focus on a career path."

At Sierra College, students toured the welding, mechatronics, construction, automotive, and drafting and engineering support departments.

Granite Bay kid places in Pokémon contest

Alec Wild, of Granite Bay, put his Pokémon video game skills to the test during the Play! Pokémon Video Game Regional Championship in Pleasanton on April 15. After a full day of competition, the 14-year-old won fourth place, earning him a spot in the national championship. Pokémon video game tournaments are intended to provide players with an opportunity to succeed at an intellectual sport and test their skills, strategy and creativity, according to a press release.

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.

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