Sunday Mar 10 2013 comments The week in photos, March 3 - 9 By: Megan Houchin, -A +A From left, district nurse Sandra Medlin gives senior Dylan Osborne a hearing test at Placer High School in Auburn on Thursday. Medlin is one of two credentialed school nurses who serve Placer Union High School District's 4,229 students, a far cry from the one nurse per 720 students recommended by the National Association of School Nurses. Del Oro's Johnny Zieour, left, and Dylan Kainrath have been practicing on the mats all week in preparation of this weekend's two-day CIF State Meet, which starts Friday in Bakersfield. Kainrath, a junior, also qualified for the event last year. Alisa Maggard, left, Krizelle DeGuzman, Evelyn Pantoja and Joshua Berensen, juniors at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, sculpt animal heads out of papier-mache during an afternoon art class. DeGuzman said she is a fan of the school's small class sizes, which she said leads to less drama and individualized learning. Savannah Welz and the Lady Bruins lost the section title game Saturday vs. Bradshaw Christian 50-40. First grade teacher Erin Benson teaches addition using dimes and pennies to first-grade scholar Jillian Watford, 7, at John Adams Academy in Roseville. Placer senior Nathan Swissley, a thrower, is one of seven team leaders on the Hillmen's track and field team. Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Jackson keeps an eye out for distracted drivers in Loomis on Tuesday. Jackson said cellphone use behind the wheel is less common than it was four years ago, but it's still the primary culprit of most distracted driving accidents. Placer senior Brandon Barry, who provides leadership for a young team, jumps to attempt to kill at a recent practice. Clarinetist Sang Yoon Kim, left, and Auburn Symphony Maestro Peter Jaffe work with the Placer High School band on Wednesday. While Kim will be playing with the symphony on Saturday, the band will be across town working. The Placer Music Boosters will hold its annual Crab Feed and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Placer Building in the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Proceeds fund the Placer High School Music Department band and choir programs. It includes all-you-can-eat crab, salad, spaghetti, clam chowder, shrimp Louie and a performance by the Placer High School Jazz Band. Dave Rosenthal from KAHI radio serves as emcee. Placer High School band clarinet players, from right, Megan Galindo, senior; Hannah Brown, sophomore; and Marlena Fajardo, senior, listen to Kim play. Natalie Pohley, left, shows Elora and Jordan Milby the new video released by Auburn Hip Hop Congress, called "Lyrics, Legends and Leaders." The video received 2,200 hits on YouTube within its first 24 hours of being uploaded. The video is a celebrative effort of local youth members of AHHC talent along with the Artist Development Team who created the video designed to bring awareness to important community issues. The new video released by Auburn Hip Hop Congress, called "Lyrics, Legends and Leaders," received 2,200 hits on YouTube within its first 24 hours of being uploaded. The video is a celebrative effort of local youth members of AHHC talent along with the Artist Development Team who created the video designed to bring awareness to important community issues. Placer's Isaac Brahce, reading "Gandhi" at right, and Stone Sander were recognized as scholar-athletes at a banquet on Thursday. Jan Muff of Auburn answered our call to show us the signs of spring with a set of photos showing blooming trees, birds, bees, butterflies and ducks enjoying the warmer weather. "I have certainly seen signs of spring in my Auburn yard," Jan Muff said. "My ornamental plum tree seems to be the hot spot in my yard. This House Finch apparently can't resist the blooms." Jan Muff of Auburn answered our call to show us the signs of spring with a set of photos showing blooming trees, birds, bees, butterflies and ducks enjoying the warmer weather. According to Muff, these Hooded Mergansers have found true love this spring on a Meadow Vista pond. Bear River's Justin Beskeen, right, leaps while attempting to make one of his 11 kills at Placer. Here are the images from stories covered this week by the Auburn Journal.