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On Thursday April 18, Burney Lions club named several Students of the Month. Levi Perkins was named 12th grade Student of the Month for February, Blair Marks was named 12th grade Student of the Month for March, and Makenna Crook was named 12th grade Student of the Month for April. Haylee Mantei was named 8th grade Student of the Month for February.
The students were introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero.
Levi Perkins has a grade point average of 3.46. He is active in CSF, Leos, Interact, and FNL. He plays baseball and basketball, and enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. He is looking forward to trying skydiving, and hopes after graduating to attend college and have a successful career. Levi’ parents Herb and Anne Perkins attended the ceremony together with his sisters Gracie and Tessa.
Brian Marks has a 3.70 grade point average. He participates in Leos, Interact, FNL, S-Club, plays baseball and football and will perform in the spring musical. He enjoys mudding, hunting, and teaching monkeys to sing. In his spare time he likes to count the blades of grass in his yard. So far he says he has counted over 6 trillion. Brian would like to visit every state in the U.S. After graduating, Brian plans to attend Butte College to study criminal justice and wildlife management and then to become a fish and game warden. He enjoys making people laugh. Chris Marks, Kelley Marks, and Trina Humphreys all attended to see Chris honored.
Makenna Crook has a 3.04 grade point average. She enjoys reading and hanging out with friends. She would like to go to France. Her parents Kelly and Bobby Crook came to the dinner and expressed how proud they are of Makenna. ‘
Eighth grade Student of the Month Haylee Mantei has a 3.0 grade point average. She is active in basketball and volleyball. She would like to travel around the world, go to college, get married and have kids. Her parents DeAnna Johnson and Ronald Mantei also attended.
Perkins, Marks, and Crook were each presented by Lion George Whitfield with a check from the Burney Lions Club for $100 and Mantei was given a check for $50.
Fort Crook Masonic Lodge presented teachers and staff certificates of appreciation for their work educating our students during Public Schools Month as proclaimed by the Grand Master of Masons in California. This was done at assemblies in Big Valley High and Elementary, Fall River High and Elementary, Burney High and Elementary and Montgomery Creek Elementary.
On Sunday April 14, from 4-8p.m. Anna’s Country Kitchen hosted a tri-tip fundraiser to help support Burney High School Students raise money for their second CA Ag Focus Field Trip.
The students are participating in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Alternative Leadership Pathway for Ag School based High School 4-H. Twenty-three students are participating in the class and 20 students will be going on the trip.
Students helped to take orders and serve customers in two shifts as part of the fundraiser.
The CTE Alternative Leadership Pathway is being conducted through the cooperative extension program at UC Davis as part of the University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources Division. For their three day field trip the students will visit multiple locations. First they will go to Sonoma County to study livestock breeding. Next they will go to UC Davis to visit a veterinary hospital and also study aquaponics. The students are working toward the goal of using aquaponics in the greenhouse at BHS. Finally, the students will travel to San Mateo County to visit various sites.
According to Kari Rose, Ag Science Teacher at BHS, “Agriculture is the avenue for learning a host of lifeskills. Whether students pursue an Ag related career or not, the skills they learn in this program will help prepare them for success.”
On April 10, Tri Counties Community Network hosted a “Lunch with Community Helpers.” Shasta County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Burney Fire District, Burney Disposal, US Forest Service, and Burney Mosquito Abatement District all sent representatives to share their mission and provide safety tips. The sheriffs brought their dog, and Smokey the Bear also attended.
After the presentation, lunch was served by the Senior Nutrition Program so that children, service providers and senior ciitizens had a chance to mix and mingle.
The program is sponsored each year by Bright Futures and Dignity Health to celebrate “Week of the Young Child.”
On Wednesday, April 10, members of the Burney Lions Club conducted vision screening for students at Burney Elementary School. Jim Crockett, sight chairman for the Burney Lions Club, conducted the screenings with Lions George Whitfield and Dick Lindgren assisted by school nurse Karen VanCleave.
The camera used by the Lions detects about 10% of students with stigmatism or other eye problems and refers them for eye exams. If the child is unable to afford an exam or glasses, the Lions pay for that.