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Bailey Turner, Devin Murray and Eric Davies named Students of the Month

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.

BHS Principal Ray Guerrero, Devin Murray, Bailey Turner, Eric Davies and Lion George Whitfield

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.

 

 

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2018 Scholarships available in Shasta County

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

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Emma Harrington honored as Burney 8th Grade Student of the Month

Emma Harrington was honored as 8th Grade Student of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening October 19.

BHS Principal Ray Guerrero, Emma Harrington, and Lion George Whitfield

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.

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Shooting Stars at Heritage Day 2017

Many talented groups played at Heritage Day throughout the afternoon of October 8 at McArthur-Burney Falls State Park. One group that delighted listeners was a talented quartet of young ladies from Shingletown named Shooting Stars.

The following is a playlist of seven of the songs performed by Shooting Stars. The first song was recorded at a picnic table before they went on stage.

The next six, performed on stage, are accompanied by Nicki Carlisle and backed up by members of the North State Fiddlers (California Old Time Fiddler’s Association District 6) who organized the music for the afternoon.

The four Shooting Stars are named Natalie, Katie, Tahlia, and Helaina. They have been playing together for one year. The two fiddlers are 12 years old and the guitarists are 10 years old. They all have beautiful voices.

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Pictures of Heritage Day 2017

Heritage Day 2017 on Sunday October 8 was wonderful. The weather was beautiful. Great music! Cider and dutch oven goodies! Wagon rides! Folks dressed up in period costumes. Lots of fun activities from the 1800’s. I’ll let some pictures speak for themselves.

Nicki Carlisle, the Zuilleger family and the Shooting Stars

 

The Shooting Stars – Natalie, Katie, Tahlia, and Helaina

Here’s a link to music by the Shooting Stars at Heritage Day 2017.

North State Fiddlers

 

Meg with Jack and Jill

 

Nina Kammener, Diana Sophia Green, and Kayla Oilar

 

Beading

 

Candle making

 

Candle making

Making a pine doll

 

These girls made some fine pine dolls

 

Craig Harrington at Heritage Days

 

Manning the cider press

 

Veronica Sloan and Dutch Oven Cooking

 

Pit River Pioneer Thom Sloger with Linda Colvin at an 1840’s tent site

 

Pit River Pioneers

 

Walt Libal displaying old guns

 

Sawbucking

 

Tug O War

 

Cub Scouts from Pack 38

 

Leos at Heritage Day

For more on Heritage Days see:

Heritage Day At Burney Falls Park 2016
Heritage Day shares the past

 

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2017 Burney Elementary School PTA Homemade Craft Fair

The 2017 Burney Elementary School (BES) PTA Homemade Craft Fair and Soup Café will be held on Saturday, November 18, from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Vendors are invited to participate. All items offered for sale at the craft fair must be handcrafted.

The following table spaces are available:

  • 6′ – $25
  • 12′ – $35
  • 18′ – $45
  • 24′ -$55

Application forms, fees, and a copy of seller’s permit must be turned in to Kathie Urlie no later than Saturday, November 11, 2017.

For more information and application forms, please contact:

Kathy Urlie
530-604-0406 or 530-335-4030
urliesatburney@windjammercable.net

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James Chapman and Madison Villarruel chosen as BHS September Students of the Month

James Chapman and Madison Villarruel were honored as September Students of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening September 21. Chapman was named 12th grade student of the month and Villarruel was named 8th grade student of the month.

BHS Principal Ray Guerrero, James Chapman, Madison Villarruel, and Lion President Daryl Hovis

The students were introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero. Burney Lions Club President Daryl Hovis presented each of the students with a check. James Chapman was awarded $100, and Madison Villarruel received $50.

Senior James Chapman has a grade point average of 4.0. He is a member of the Boy Scouts, Leos, Interact, California Scholarship Federation, Peer Mentoring, and College Options. He played on Burney High School’s championship 2017 baseball team. James is also president of the student body.

He enjoys Scouting and building models of vehicles and buildings. He is good at tying knots. In his free time, he likes watching television. He would like to travel abroad.

After graduating from high school, James plans to go to college and earn a degree in mechanical engineering. After receiving his degree he intends to join the Navy.

James’ dad George is a member of the Lions and was present to see his son receive the award.  His mother Cheri and brother Thomas also came.  Mrs. Chapman said her son is a “go-getter.”

Eighth-grader Madison Villarruel also has a 4.0 grade point average. She plays basketball and volleyball on the school team. She excels in art. She likes to paint and draw and her work was recognized at a county art exhibition. She especially likes to draw flowers.

During her free time, Madison likes to spend time with her friends and family. Her mother and father, Robert and Sophia Villarruel attended the presentation at the Lions together with her younger sister Mackenzie and her cousin Vanessa. Her mother spoke briefly of how proud she was of Madison.

Madison hopes to learn to play piano. In the future she plans to attend college and pursue a career in the medical field.

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