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High School Essay Contest Offers Big Prizes

High School Essay Contest Offers Big Prizes

Advantages Online Private School invites all Clark County high school students to take part in a $1,500 Scholarship Essay Contest. Students can enter by visiting www.AdvantagesSchool.com, filling out an entry form and completing a 200-word essay. 

The submitted essay should describe, from the perspective of the student, the biggest challenge they face in high school (as related to education) and how they are conquering it.

When the contest concludes on April 29, Advantages founders will select two winners and each will receive a $750 scholarship to cover the cost of a single course. Winners can select from various mathematics, language arts, social science and science courses, as well as Spanish or French I and II.

"We are excited to offer this scholarship contest to public or private school students throughout Clark County," said Pam Dion, director and co-founder of Advantages Online Private School.

Second Annual Suitcase Party to Benefit Spread the Word Nevada

Second Annual Suitcase Party to Benefit Spread the Word Nevada

Spread the Word Nevada will team up with Fletcher Jones Imports on Friday night to create a unique, exciting fundraising event in Las Vegas: the Second Annual Spread the Word Nevada Suitcase Party.

This fun event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., offers guests the chance to be whisked away immediately after the event for one of three exclusive weekend vacations in Las Vegas. Guests should bring a packed suitcase to the event.

Tickets are $50. Each ticket purchased will be valid for one entry to the party, including a food and beverage tasting, as well as one entry into the raffle. Go here to register and buy your ticket online.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the children's literacy efforts of Spread the Word Nevada.

The main raffle drawing will take place at the end of the evening (approximately 7 p.m.).

Construction to Restrict Travel on Sahara

Construction to Restrict Travel on Sahara

Drivers who regularly use Sahara Avenue should prepare for delays this week.

Work on the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada’s Sahara Express rapid transit project will result in travel lane restrictions on Sahara Avenue between Rainbow Boulevard and Decatur Boulevard as early as Thursday morning.

Road work will occur during the day and at night. Day work will occur from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and night work will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Friday.

Eisenberg Elementary Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Eisenberg Elementary Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Former teachers and students, current students and parents of Eisenberg Elementary School are invited to attend the 20th anniversary celebration that will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday. There is no charge to attend this event at the school, located at 7770 W. Delhi Ave.

In addition to a variety of entertainment and activities, the event will also feature school namesake Dorothy Eisenberg, who still volunteers at the school each month, and all of the school’s principals, including Frederic Watson, Curtis Jones, Ken Ligon and current principal Gary Bugash.

"I would like to invite our current students and parents along with former students and community to join us as we celebrate this special occasion," Bugash said.

The school, located in the northwest part of the valley, recently completed a year-long renovation project.

Nevada Mining Association Hosts Science Education Workshop

Nevada Mining Association Hosts Science Education Workshop

The Nevada Mining Association will host the 26th Annual Southern Nevada Earth Science Education Workshop at Faith Lutheran High School from Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21.

The free workshop is open to all K-12 teachers, librarians and administrators, and features one day of classroom work and two days of organized field trips to mines and other facilities. The goal of the workshop is to provide new knowledge, insight and materials that teachers can use to help students learn about minerals and mineral production in Nevada.

The workshop also includes beginner-level sessions for first-time participants and an advanced track session for those educators  familiar with rocks and minerals. New activities, methods of presentation and advanced exercises will be included in the curriculum.

Angel Park Offers Express Tee Times for Faster Golfers

Angel Park Offers Express Tee Times for Faster Golfers

Angel Park Golf Club offers up an incentive to move golfers along their courses: play fast, get a good tee time.

Angel Park now provides five Express Lane tee times on one of its two 18-hole golf courses each Saturday morning to golfers who commit to finishing 18 holes in 3 hours, 45 minutes or less.

Although the exact times vary with the season, currently the five Express Lane tee times are from 7 am to 7:28 am.

"One of the things we consistently hear throughout the golf world is that it takes too long to play," said Greg Brockelman, Director of Golf at Angel Park. "In an effort to combat this issue, we created Express Lane. The reality is that most people live very busy lives.

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

The American Red Cross invites the public to attend a free Adult CPR Class on Saturday, April 23 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Called "CPR Saturday", the event will train 1,000 people in one day in the lifesaving skill of CPR.

Two sessions will be conducted; one beginning at 8:30am and a repeat session at 1:30 pm. Each session is three hours. A two-year Adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Register at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or (702) 531-0237.