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Submitted Photo The Carson AT&T Pioneers recently painted a U.S. map at Bordewich-Bray Elementary School, completing its project to paint the maps at all Carson City elementary schools.

Submitted Photo The Carson AT&T Pioneers recently painted a U.S. map at Bordewich-Bray Elementary School, completing its project to paint the maps at all Carson City elementary schools.

U.S. map project completed for Carson City elementary schools

The Carson AT&T Pioneers recently painted a U.S. map at Bordewich-Bray Elementary School, completing its project to paint the maps at all Carson City elementary schools.

The AT&T TelcomPioneers paint the 20-by-30-foot maps at elementary schools through out the state of Nevada.

"The purpose of these maps is to help kids learn about our country," said Lee Radtke, chairman of the projects in Carson City. "As they play on the playgrounds, it continually reinforces what they have learned."

The AT&T TelcomPioneers perform many community services functions and projects, including Christmas and Easter parties for special-education classes, Make Hug-A-Bears for traumatized children in Carson City and Douglas and Lyon Counties.

Radtke also makes a presentation to children about how he lost his voice box because of cancer from second-hand smoke and the technologies he uses to communicate.

Kelly Moore Paints in Carson City have provided paint for the last three years.

Carson City students semifinalists in scholarship program

Carson City High School students James J. Bridegum, Adeline Y. Duong, Jennifer A. Mital, and Michael Weidemann and Douglas High School student Lulu Yu have been named as semifinalists in the 54th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,200 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $35 million, that will be offered next spring.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2009 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.

These scholarship recipients will join more than 259,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

Naval Junior ROTC cadets attend training camp, now lead units

Carson High School Naval Junior ROTC cadets Collin Grischott, Rachel Jeauxdevine, Taran Santiago, Taren Kinney and Richard Shroy attended a summer leadership academy at the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Washington this summer.

They are now the leaders of their respective units at the high school.

One hundred and twenty cadets from more than 40 different high schools representing eight states and Japan attended the weeklong training.

The academy staff selected Santiago as the company adjutant for the gradation parade, Jeauxdevine as a platoon commander and one of four honor cadets, and Shroy as a squad leader.

The training included academic classes, leadership exercises, physical fitness and military drill.

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