School bulletin: Granite Bay senior conducts research at UC Davis

Operation Backpack donations down
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Granite Bay senior conducts research at UC Davis

Granite Bay High School senior Kelsy Green is attending the six-week long UC Davis Young Scholars Program, which introduces high-achieving students to the world of original research in biological and natural sciences. Green is studying the damaging effects of air pollution in lungs and how this may exacerbate allergic asthma.

"Students work under the direction of real-world researchers," said Program Director Rick Pomeroy, in a press release. "In fact, these high school students are engaged in research that most college undergraduates don't have an opportunity to do." 

Operation Backpack donations down

Struggling with overwhelming need and low donations, Volunteers of America extended its Operation Backpack drive to Friday, Aug. 3, in hopes of providing thousands of Sacramento-area children with school supplies. The group is trying to collect 5,000 new backpacks. Local beneficiaries include North Roseville REC Center, South Placer Homeless Consortium and Lighthouse Resource Center. Donate new backpacks with school supplies at Tri-Counties Bank branches and Volunteers of America office at 1900 Point West Way, Suite 270 in Sacramento. Donations are also accepted at

Roseville native wins scholarship

Sydney Bailey of Roseville won a $5,000 scholarship from United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative to pursue a career in health care. She is one of 15 California students, and more than 200 students nationwide, to earn the annual scholarship. Bailey is a sophomore studying psychology at Hampton University in Virginia. The foundation awards scholarships as part of its ongoing effort to build a more diverse health care workforce, according to a news release.

Seven Adelante grads earn scholarships

Seven graduating seniors from Adelante High School in Roseville recently received scholarships ranging from $500 to $900 from the Assistance League of Greater Placer. The scholarships are awarded annually to students in alternative educational programs. Adelante's recipients include Darlene Rivera, Meghan Kondrad, Victoria Scicluna, Harley Hoehn, Aaron Marshall, Leticia Perez and Arturo Jimenez.

The nonprofit organization helps people in need. Last year, volunteers donated 42,214 hours to support 14 programs that served some 13,000 children and adults. Funds to support these programs are raised through a thrift shop in Auburn, grants, fundraisers and donations.

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