Genoa and Dayton students recognized

Jennifer L. Jackson of Genoa graduated from Azusa Pacific University, Calif., with a degree in art. She was recognized as an outstanding theater arts students at the Department of Communication Studies banquet on April 25 and was one of 40 seniors honored for excellence in their majors.

Sierra Finck of Dayton was named a U.S. National Award winner in cheerleading. Finck attends Dayton High School and was nominated for the award by coach Julia Meza. She will appear in the U.S. Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.

Mark Twain teacher heads to Japan

Curtis Ferlisi, a teacher at Mark Twain Elementary School, departed this month for Tokyo as a participant in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program. He was selected from a national pool of more than 2,5000 applicants by a panel of educators. The program allows primary and secondary school educators in the United States to travel to Japan for three weeks in an effort to promote greater intercultural understanding between the two nations.

Ferlisi will be among 200 educators visiting Japan in June. They will begin their visit in Tokyo with a practical orientation on Japanese life and culture and meetings with Japanese government officials and educators. They then will travel in groups of 20 to selected host cities outside of Tokyo where they will have contact with Japanese teachers and students during visits to primary and secondary schools as well as a teachers' college. They will also visit cultural sites and local industries in addition to a brief homestay with a Japanese family.

The Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund, is sponsored by the government of Japan and was launched in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. government Fulbright Program, which has enabled more than 6,000 Japanese citizens to study in the United States on Fulbright fellowship for graduate education and research.

Amanda Barnes will be on MTV July 13

Amanda Barnes, the Carson High School student who participated in the MTV show called "MADE," said her attempt to learn to snowboard will premiere 10 p.m. July 13 on MTV. Originally, the show was slated to air in June.

Carson High teacher awarded fellowship

Joseph Enge, a social studies teacher at Carson High School, was awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the Memorial Fellowship Foundation in Washington, D.C. A total of 47 fellowships were awarded in 2005. Founded by an act of Congress in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the federal government. In addition to offering fellowships, the Foundation contributes to activities relating to secondary school education about the Constitution's history. For more information, see on the Internet.

Engineering explorations camp promotes careers

An engineering explorations camp is being offered at Western Nevada Community College from July 5-8. The cost is $200 for four days at the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Students will explore and participate in activities engineers engage in, including planning, designing, analyzing, testing and verification, building competitions, field trips, building prototypes, engineering games, experiments and more. They will also explore careers and spend time with an engineer and see where they work and what their responsibilities are.

Students can earn an Engineering in Training certificate on the last day. For more information, contact Ellen Jacobson at (775) 784-1169 or

High school student chosen as girl representative

Members of American Legion Auxiliary Capital Unit 4 met with student Jessica Morgan at Carson High School.

Morgan was selected as girl's State Representative, sponsored by Auxiliary Capital Unit 4. Girl State was held at Lake Tahoe June 12-18.


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