School bulletin: Voting for 'Bear' videos ends March 10

Scholarships available for driving clinic
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Voting for “Bear” videos ends March 10

Public judging ends Saturday, March 10 for the top six entries in the Department of Fish and Game’s “Bear Aware” youth film contest. Of the final films, four were produced by students from Woodcreek High School, one by Lodi High School students and one by Colfax High School students. The “Bear Aware” campaign is aimed at educating residents and visitors of the Lake Tahoe Basin about the importance of securing food and trash to eliminate attractants for black bears. View the films at and email the number of your favorite entry to Only one vote per email address.

Video contest open to Placer students

The Regional Water Authority and Sacramento Bee have partnered for a video contest to promote outdoor water efficiency. The Water Spots Video Contest is open to high school students in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado counties and West Sacramento. Videos must showcase ways people use outdoor water more efficiently.

Winners will be announced at a Sacramento River Cats game and winning spots will be displayed on the Raley Field Jumbotron screen. Winning students and teachers also get cash prizes. The grand prize winner’s spot will be part of a TV ad campaign promoting the Blue Thumb water-efficiency program. Submit entries by March 30. For rules, visit

Nurse bequeaths estate to Sierra College Foundation

Longtime nurse Erna Brown, of Lincoln, bequeathed more than $300,000 to the Sierra College Foundation after her death earlier this year. Her donation, the second highest in the foundation’s history, will help nursing students pay for uniforms, shoes and other college expenses.

“We are overwhelmed by (her) generosity,” said the foundation’s Executive Director Sonbol Aliabadi, in a news release. “Her gift to the college will benefit nursing students for many years.”

Scholarships available for driving clinic

Scholarship applications are being accepted for high school sophomores and juniors in Placer County to attend an intensive, all-day Teen Car Control Clinic April 2 at Folsom Lake. The Stephanie Bellotti Teen Fund at the Placer Community Foundation offers the scholarships. The application deadline is Thursday, March 15. Visit In 2002, Bellotti lost control of her car and died at age 16. More teens are killed in auto accidents each year than by any other means. The fund supports prevention of accidents by providing teens with lifesaving driving skills.

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