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School bulletin: Woodcreek freshman wins billboard design contest

?Green Wigglers? composting team makes finals of national competition
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Woodcreek freshman wins billboard contest

Woodcreek High School freshman Jessica Barton won the high school category of Kaiser Permanente's Don't Buy the Lie program, an anti-smoking educational campaign. Jessica's ad shows a person with handcuffs connected by cigarettes, which will be displayed around the greater Sacramento area. More than 7,900 students submitted their designs for the contest.

'Green Wigglers' make finals

Woodcreek High School's Green Wigglers vermicomposting team has reached the finals of the 2012 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, with the chance to win $50,000 in scholarships and prizes. Winners will be announced May 30. More than 1,600 high school students competed in the second-annual challenge to address an issue related to energy, biodiversity, land management, water conservation and cleanup or air and climate. Woodcreek's team used 5,000 worms to decompose collected lunch food waste.

Blue Line features youth art

Blue Line Gallery in Roseville is hosting Roseville Arts' 31st annual High School Student Show through Saturday, May 26. Campuses represented include Woodcreek, Oakmont, Granite Bay, Rocklin and Del Oro high schools and Horizon Charter School. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 405 Vernon St. in Roseville.

Teens raise money for cancer research

Placer County residents Sarah Moloo and Amanda Ursano were honored for raising more than $21,400 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Man, Woman and Student of the Year fundraising campaign. Sarah lives in Roseville and Amanda is from Auburn and both are juniors at St. Francis High School in Sacramento. They took second place in the campaign. Sarah's dad is battling lymphoma.

Internet class for Spanish-speaking adults

Spanish speaking adults in Placer County are eligible to enroll in free computer classes teaching the basics of using the Internet and email. The class targets low-income and Spanish speaking adults who aren't already using the Internet and who don't have access to broadband technology. Classes are 5-6:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Downtown Roseville Library, 225 Taylor St. To register, call Victor Alvarez at (866) 325-3222 ext. 230 or (916) 872-5044.

Graham principal of the year

Kelly Graham, principal of Olympus Middle School in Roseville, was named Middle School Principal of the Year from the Association of California School Administrators. Graham has been principal at the school in the Eureka Union School District for more than 11 years.

Four EUSD schools honored

Four schools in the Eureka Union School District have been honored as 2011 Top Honor Roll Schools in California, by the California Business in Educational Excellence Foundation. Olympus Middle School, Greenhills Elementary School, Ridgeview Elementary School and Oakhills Elementary School received the distinction.

Drug film nominated for Emmy

"Collision Course: Teen Addiction Epidemic" has been nominated for an Emmy, according to Susan King, a member of Pathway to Prevention. This parent group from Roseville, Granite Bay and Folsom produced the $125,000 documentary about teen chemical dependence, which aired on public television in October. The awards ceremony will be held in San Francisco in June.

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