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Education Briefs

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

VT Industries benefits Head Start with donation

The employees of VT Industries, Inc., Holstein, raised $1,493 to be used for the Buena Vista Head Start needy families during the holiday season.

The staff kept an eye open for which students would benefit. Staff members then purchased clothing for the children."The teachers really appreciate what VT Industries have done for our children and families," said Linda Dierking, educational coordinator for BV Heads Start.

Turkey Federation offers scholarships

The Little Sioux Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is inviting graduating seniors in Cherokee and Buena Vista Counties who are current NWTF members (JAKES or regular members) to apply for one of two $250 scholarships to be awarded locally, plus the opportunity to receive additional scholarship funds from the state and national NWTF organizations.

The NWTF is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation and education organization dedicated to conserving wild turkeys and preserving hunting traditions.

NWTF scholarships are set up to benefit youth with a commitment to conservation and preserving the hunting tradition, and recipients may pursue any type of degree they wish. The scholarship program is part of the NWTF's Five-Star program, making $500,000 available each year to graduating seniors throughout the U.S. To date, the NWTF has awarded nearly $2 million through the scholarship program.

Applicants for the scholarship are judged on their scholastic achievements, leadership abilities, community involvement and demonstrated commitment to conservation. Each application must include a brief essay describing why hunting is important to the applicant and/or his or her family. Up to two local winners will receive $250 each, to be used for tuition, books, fees and/or housing at any accredited institution of higher education. The winners of the local chapter scholarship are then eligible for consideration of the state award of $1,000 and finally, state winners are eligible for the NWTF's national scholarship of $10,000.

"Supporting our children's education through this scholarship program is just one way the NWTF can ensure we have the dedicated conservationists needed for the future," said NWTF CEO Rob Keck.

The deadline for 2007 scholarship applications is Feb. 1. Applications should be submitted to the Little Sioux Longbeards, c/o Phil Kindwall, 408 Clark Street, Cherokee, IA 51012. For an application and more information about the scholarships offered through the NWTF, check out the Web site at http://www.nwtf.org /jakes/scho- arship.html or contact your local chapter, the Little Sioux Longbeards, at (712) 225-2817.

Tornado Cheerleading Clinic to be held

Storm Lake High School cheerleaders and Coach Connie Wabeke will sponsor the Tornado Cheerleading Clinic Jan. 19, which is an early-out at school.

This clinic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school for students first grade through sixth grade. Students participating must provide their own transportation.

Items needed for the clinic include plain colored shorts, tennis shoes, white socks and ponytail scrunchie (for those with long hair). Registration is required with CommUNITY Education (732-5711) by Jan. 12. Cost is $15. Participants will perform during the halftime of the girl's game Tuesday, Jan. 23.

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