Education briefs: Area students place as top spellers |

Education briefs: Area students place as top spellers

As part of her senior project at Carson High School, Briana Mueller collected helmets for the Sierra Therapeutic Equestrian Program. Over the last five months she has raised $500 for the riding program through recruiting members; $300 was used to purchase helmets and the remainder will be used for scholarships to the nonprofit program.
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Area students place as top spellers

The following Dayton Riverview Elementary School students are winners of the Great American SpellCheck held Feb. 18.

Top school speller — Emmanual Mohr; kindergarten

Top class spellers — Owen Mason, Mrs. Dugan’s kindergarten; Sarah Palmer, Mrs. Camou’s kindergarten; Jadyn Iosefa, Ms. Pluta’s first grade; Macie Hannum, Ms. Boyle’s first grade; Fiona Keith, Mrs. Frusteri’s first grade; Tanner Logan, Mrs. Elliott’s second grade; Blake Palmer, Ms. Perkin’s second grade; Emily Moore-Bace, Mrs. Shepard’s second grade; Ellan Ortiz, Mrs. Deering’s third grade; Lida Krodel, Ms. Kerns’ third grade; Austin Bianchi, Mrs. Ranft’s third grade; Jason Murphy, Mr. Hunt’s fourth grade; Diana Banuelos, Ms. Bailey’s fourth grade; Chase Denning, Mrs. Mihali’s fifth grade; Sidney Malone, Mrs. De Pasquale’s fifth grade; Luke Devibar, Ms. Schwiesow’s sixth grade; Angus Matlock, Ms. Anderson’s sixth grade.

Fernley woman advances in writing contest

Fernley’s Kate Julicher is the published finalist in the 32nd annual Writers of the Future contest, an international writing competition that’s judged by some of the premier names in speculative fiction.

Julicher was chosen from this year’s group of finalists to have her short story published in the annual best seller, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 32. She will be flown to Hollywood for a week long intensive professional workshop, and she will be honored at an awards gala.

For more information about the contest, go to