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Seniors plan bunko party

Bunko will be the game of choice when the Class of 2013 begins a fundraiser to help pay for the senior class graduation party.

Besides games, on the evening’s agenda later this month is lots of fun along with prizes, dessert and beverages.

The senior class fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Upper Commons at the new Sandy High School.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Darcy Evans at 503-860-2853, Christi Coleman at 503-544-0544, or Gina Haefner at 503-801-2523.

Sandy choir to perform on national stage

The Symphonic Choir and Pionaires Jazz Choir have been invited to perform on the Lincoln Center stage in New York City on April 7.

The students have been raising money to cover expenses for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Call Choir Director Bruce Scarth at 503-668-8011, ext. 7239, for information on how to help.

Budding writers earn recognition

Besides first place Patriot’s Pen state winner Hailey Richards (see story in this issue), Jim Mitchell of the VFW Post 4273 in Sandy announced other winners in its Voice of Democracy contest for high school students and the Patriot’s Pen essay contest for middle school students.

In the Patriot’s Pen contest, writers were to write on the topic: What would I tell America’s founding fathers?

Local winners included Paige Right, first place, Cedar Ridge Middle School; Elizabeth Visan, second place, Boring Middle School; Samantha Glazier, third place, Boring Middle School.

High school winners in the Voice of Democracy contest included Lydia Marvin, first place, Damascus Christian School; Liam Beckman, second place, Sandy High School; Valeria Wakefield, third place, Damascus Christian School.

The VFW post also named a teacher of the year: Anouxa Vixathep, a history teacher and coach at Sandy High School.

Mountain author holds book event

Children’s author Heather Nelson will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 16, at ZigZag Mountain Store and Cafe, 67195 E. Highway 26, Welches.

Last spring, Nelson, a Rhododendron resident, released her children’s book, “Daisy the Protector,” a story about a golden retriever and the protection, safety and friendship she offers.

“I love to get my little book out to children, especially children who don’t have pets,” Nelson said.

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