On December 15, members of the Burney High School Choir came to the Senior Lunch at the TriCounties Community Center to sing a selection of traditional Christmas Carols for the senior diners. Music and band teacher Hugo Castro accompanied the students on the piano.
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Hundreds of people thronged to the Burney Elementary School for the annual Craft Fair.
Kathy Urlie did an excellent job of organizing the event. The hall was full of vendors displaying Christmas items, pottery, artwork, photography, wood work, jewelry, and many other hand-made arts and crafts as well as baked goods and hot home-made food items.
The hall was packed. Every table was filled with displays of local creativity. More vendors lined the corridors leading to the gym.
In addition to shopping for crafts people enjoyed seeing friends and neighbors at this wonderful community event.
The Burney Lions Club honored three students on Thursday evening November 16. Bailey Turner was named 12th grade Student of the Month for October. Devin Murray was named 12th grade Student of the Month for November, and Eric Davies was named 8th grade Student of the Month for November.
After being introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero, each student was presented with a check by Lion George Whitfield. Turner and Murray each received $100 and Davies received $50.
Bailey Turner is active in volleyball, church, Leos, California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Interact, S-Club, FNL, and Leadership Club. She enjoys reading, dancing, piano, and spending time with her family and friends. She would like to travel “everywhere.” In the future she hopes to go to college and choose an enjoyable career. She is good at dancing and making people laugh.
Her grandparents Susan and Jerry Frazier attended the dinner to watch her receive her award. Mrs. Frazier said that she is sure Bailey “will go on to do wonderful things… she wants to do everything for everybody.”
Devin Murray has a grade point of 4.43. Principal Guerrero said that it is the highest grade point he has ever seen. Devin is involved in basketball, track, golf, Leo’s, CSF, Interact, mentoring, and Leadership Club. He enjoys science, math, sports, and cliff diving. He would like to experience sky diving. He plans to go to college and study civil engineering. He says that he is good at sarcasm.
Devin’s parents Dona and Kristina Murray and his sister attended. Devin’s parents said that Devin is a great kid and they are very proud of him.
Eric Davies has a 4.0 grade point average. He is good at sports and math. He is active in Pop Warner football, and Jr. High basketball. In the future he would like to go to Oregon University to play basketball and then play for the NBA. He also would like to skydive.
Eric’s parents Angie and Robert Davies, his brother Drew, and his sister Ashley attended. Eric’s father works at Burney Falls State Park. He thanked the Lions and the Leos for all the help they offer at Heritage Day.
The following is a list of scholarship opportunities announced by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation for the 2018 cycle:
Andy Peek Livestock Scholarship (December 2017 Deadline for Peek Award!) All counties/All high schools
Balma Family Scholarship/Pioneer High School
CA Retired Teachers Association, Division #16 Scholarship/ Shasta College
Christine Begley Scholarship/Anderson High School
Don & Debbie Bankson Scholarship/ Shasta County High Schools
Donna Borlaug Citizenship Scholarship/ Shasta High School and Grant Elementary
Dr. Frank L. Doane Memorial Scholarship/ Tehama County High Schools
FWF ’62 Scholarship/ Shasta High School
Glen Hawk, Sr., Scholarship/ Shasta High School
Gregory L. Morris II Memorial Scholarship/ Foothill High School
Ivy B. Horr Medical Loan/ Students in Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity Counties
Jim and Dolores Cusick Memorial Scholarship/ Weed High School
Kelly Moravec Academic Encouragement Scholarship/ Students in Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity Counties or Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital
Ken Putnam Choral Music Endowed Scholarship/ Shasta High School
Key Club Scholarship/ Shasta High School, Foothill High School, or Enterprise High School
Kohn Family Scholarship/ Shasta High School
Matt Solus Memorial Scholarship/ Siskiyou County High Schools
Prudence Rose Kennedy Scholarship (severe medical adversity category)/ Students in Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, or Trinity counties
Prudence Rose Kennedy Scholarship/ – Enterprise High School Award/ Enterprise High School
Prudence Rose Kennedy Scholarship/ – Mt. Shasta High School Award/ Mt. Shasta High School
Redding Bank of Commerce Kenneth R. Gifford, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program/ Students in Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Placer, or Sacramento counties
Redding Electric Utility Powering Redding’s Future Scholarships and Grants (2 categories) Redding Electric Utility Customers (high school seniors and current undergraduate students)
Robert McGregor and Sally Garcia Memorial Awards of the Mt. Shasta Athletic Boosters Club/ Mt. Shasta High School
Top of the State Jr. Golf Scholarship/ Shasta and Tehama High Schools
Tri Counties Bank Scholarships (2 categories):
-Tri Counties Bank Scholarship award (income-based qualification)
-Tri Counties Bank Merit Scholarship award/ Students in Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mendocino, Merced, Nevada, Place, Sacramento, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Yolo, and Yuba Counties.
*Details are subject to change. For up-to-date information please visit our website at http://www.shastarcf.org/scholarships
Emma Harrington was honored as 8th Grade Student of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening October 19.
Ms. Harrington was introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero. Lion George Whitfield presented her with a check for $50 from the Burney Lions Club in recognition for her achievement.
Emma has a grade point average of 4.0. Her school activities include Youth, California Junior Scholarship Federation, and volleyball. She enjoys crafting, camping, playing volleyball, dancing and acrobatics. She would like to visit Disney World.
In the future she would like to go to community college for two years and then transfer to a four year college. Her goal is to become a science teacher. Mr. Guerrero said that he hopes he will be able to hire her to teach at Burney High.
Emma’s parents, Cory and Heidi Harrington, were both present to see their daughter honored. Mrs. Harrington said that “Emma spends a lot of time doing her homework instead of cleaning her room. She is a very sweet, loving, caring person and is about to become an auntie in a couple of weeks.”
Emma’s sister, mom-to-be Carrie Harrington, was also 8th grade student of the month when she attended Burney Junior High School.
Sixteen Shasta County schools will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Local elected officials, principals and parents will lead “walking school buses,” where groups of students walk to school that day. A few Shasta County schools already have daily walking school buses as a way for kids to get to school on time.
“International Walk to School Day is a reminder of an additional transportation choice to get kids to school. Kids enjoy this event and often ask if they can walk to school every day,” says Sara Sundquist, Shasta Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator. Some schools use daily walking school buses to reduce traffic congestion and to get students to school on time. Stipends are available for schools to pay walking school bus coordinators. Training and funding is provided by the Shasta Safe Routes to School Program.
This 21st annual International Walk to School Day is expected to include students from all 50 states and 40 countries. Walk to School Day events create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, decreased traffic congestion and reduced air pollution. Schools participating in Shasta County include Anderson Heights, Anderson Middle, Burney, Columbia, Cypress, Junction, Happy Valley Primary, Manzanita, Meadow Lane, Millville, PACE Academy, Rother, Sequoia, Shasta Lake, Sycamore, and Turtle Bay. More than 1,400 kids, parents and community leaders will gather at specific locations to walk to school together. As always, drivers should be on alert for children walking near school zones.
In addition to Walk to School Day, pedestrian safety lessons will be given to all second graders in the Redding School District and Cascade Union Elementary School District. Pete Walker, the pedestrian safety mascot, will visit several schools at arrival and dismissal times to help students cross busy streets and distribute pedestrian safety information.
Walk to School Day is organized by the Shasta County Safe Routes to School program, which works with schools to improve pedestrian safety and to promote walking to school. To assist with this event or start a walking school bus at your school, contact Sara Sundquist at (530) 245-6457.
For additional information, please visit these web sites:
Healthy Shasta www.healthyshasta.org/saferoutes.htm
International Walk to School in the USA www.walkbiketoschool.org
National Center for Safe Routes to School www.saferoutesinfo.org