School Bulletin: Woodcreek senior wins essay contest

Music for Hope concert benefits charities
By: Sena Christian, Staff Reporter
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Woodcreek senior wins essay contest

Woodcreek High School senior Anna Nguyen won the 2012-13 Daughters of the American Revolution Gold Trail Chapter’s “Good Citizen” essay contest, announced Feb. 9. The essay’s theme is “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It,” with the sub-topic, “How are our freedoms and responsibilities as good citizens changing?” The essay scholarship program seeks to find students who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Anna is now eligible to compete in the state competition.

Music for Hope benefits charities

Roseville, Antelope, Laguna Creek and Granite Bay high school concert bands will hold the 14th annual Music for Hope concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Granite Bay High School Theatre, 1 Grizzly Way. All proceeds benefit the ALS Association and American Cancer Society. The inaugural concert was held in 2000 in honor of a volunteer band mom who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. In following years, several other band parents were diagnosed with cancer. Music for Hope has raised more than $33,000, to date, to support these charities. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.

Golf tournament for Roseville school

The second annual Diamond Creek Elementary School Golf Tournament fundraiser starts at noon Friday, May 10, at Morgan Creek Golf Club, 8791 Morgan Creek Lane in Roseville. Proceeds will be used to provide in-classroom music enrichment to every grade level at the school, plus a grant to purchase library books. Organizers seek sponsors, donations of goods and services, and participants. The tournament is an 18-hole scramble, and participants enter in teams of four or as individuals. The minimum suggested donation is $100 and includes green fees, carts and dinner. For more information, contact Donna Beck at or (916) 847-9816, or visit

GBHS student advances to next level

Six Granite Bay and Oakmont high school students competed in the first level of the California Lions 76th annual student speakers contest at the Roseville Sunrise Lions Club on Feb. 19, with Granite Bay student Reed Klaeser winning first place. He advances to the next level on March 2. This year’s topic was, “How Do We Create and Keep Jobs in America?” The purpose of the contest is to provide an opportunity for competitive public speaking, stimulate self-expression and independent thinking among students. Each student presented a 10-minute speech. The Lions Student Speaker Foundation is awarding a total of $103,500 in scholarships.

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