Education briefs

All three Western Nevada Community College campuses, in Carson City, Minden, and Fallon, will take part in College Goal Sunday 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

This free statewide program is designed to help students apply for financial aid and plan for an affordable college education. Financial aid professionals will help college-bound students and parents complete FAFSA, required nationwide for students seeking financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships, and other financial awards.

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Wildcats do well on the field, in the classroom

Western Nevada Community College's Wildcat's women's soccer team netted an overall grade point average of 3.04 last fall, and the men's baseball team posted a combined 3.0.

The soccer team won the SWAC Region XVIII Championship in their second year; the baseball team finished with a Scenic West Conference Championship and a top-20 ranking in the National Junior College Athletic Association's final poll in their inaugural season. Both the baseball and soccer head coaches have mandated ample study time for academic success.

Platinum Salon presents teen symposium

Platinum Salon and Spa will be hosting its first Teen Symposium from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 19. This symposium is designed to help teenage girls learn the basics of hair, make-up and skin care.

Platinum stylists and Redken Specialists will teach hidden secrets to great hair and a fresh new look. Platinum will demonstrate different styles by straightening, curling, waving, quick up-dos and other ideas from the latest in fashion. Make-up tips, skin care and eyebrow shaping will also be offered.

Symposium tickets are $40 for the day. This includes lunch and a gift bag at the door. Space is limited. For tickets call 884-1001 or stop by 716 N. Carson St. Suite 110.

Music student sought for orchestra summer program

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Nevada Arts Council, and the Nevada Alliance for Arts Education is providing an opportunity for one Nevada student to participate in the Kennedy Center/NSO Summer Music Institute (SMI).

Students have until Feb. 9 to submit an application. Details for the competition are available by contacting Gary Margolis at 687-7119 or

SMI, which began in 1983, is a four-week summer music program to be held July 2-29 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The program is designed for orchestral music students in high school and rising freshman and sophomore college students.

One student musician from a state is selected to participate on scholarship. The scholarship includes airfare, housing and per diem for food. Students will receive private lessons taught by a member of the National Symphony Orchestra, chamber music coaching by NSO musicians, classes and seminars, and exposure to conductors, soloists, and musicians. In additions students will be able to attend rehearsals and performances of the NSO and participate in the NSO SMI Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze.


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