Tricounty News

Feb. 14: Teen dance (grades 5-7)atkins Senior Citizens Valentine Party Feb. 13

A Valentine celebration is planned at Rockville Parish Center, Broadway Street, downtown Rockville, for 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $9 per student, no other cash is needed. The entry fee includes a night of fun, entertainment, dancing, games, prize drawings, face painting, food,drink, snacks, and special events planned to match our dance theme. Music is by Sound Storm DJ.

The event is hosted by Rock-Fest, local parish community youth group and volunteers.

Molly Hesse awarded scholarship

 Molly Hesse of Watkins is one of many students to receive scholarships from the University of Minnesota, Morris for the 2013-14 academic year. Hesse is the recipient of the Romilly Jean Cassida Memorial Scholarship.

An endowed scholarship, the Romilly Jean Cassida Memorial Scholarship supports new full-time students, including transfer students, who show academic promise. The award may be renewed for three additional years with satisfactory progress. Cassida graduated as salutatorian of Hancock High School’s Class of 1962. The studio art and psychology major received several scholarships and graduated with distinction from UMM in 1966. After a long successful career with Prudential, moving around the country and working her way up to vice president, she retired in 1998 and built her dream home on Whidbey Island in Washington State, where she made her home until her passing in December 2006. An artist and sculptor, she was widely read and enjoyed lively discussions, landscaping, gardening, interesting travels, and working on her home.

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St. John’s Prep hosts Discovery Day Jan. 17

Families interested in learning about the innovative curriculum, and other opportunities at St. John’s Prep, are encouraged to attend the upcoming Discovery Day Friday, Jan. 17. Students currently in grades 5-11 are welcome to attend classes, meet the teachers and students, and experience what it’s like to be a part of the
St. John’s Prep community. Parents are also invited to attend information session with administrators of the school.

Guest students arrive before 8 a.m. and are matched with a “host” student for the day. The Middle School (for incoming grades 6-8) Discovery Day ends after lunch at approximately 12:30. For the Upper School (for incoming grades 9-12), Discovery Day guests are invited to spend the entire day in classes.

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They're all winners

  Last week’s Tri-County News includes a section of Christmas greetings sponsored by local businesses. Each of the greeting W-131220 KES winners06ads is a drawing done by an elementary school student in either Kimball or Eden Valley-Watkins schools. 

It was tough to select from all the wonderful drawings those that would be in last week’s paper. (We have a few more this week, too.) From those, we selected a first-place, two second-place, and 10 third-place winners. They are pictured with their prize letters and cash prizes. 

“Thank you” to ALL who drew us Christmas or winter pictures for our Christmas greetings. You’re ALL winners in our book.

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ASSE exchange program seeks volunteers

ASSE International Student Exchange Program (ASSE) is seeking volunteers to serve as area representatives in your community. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world. Students are 15-18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and character requirements, and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American adventure. Local representatives also have the opportunity to support American high school students in their journey abroad.

Area representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, supervise the exchange students in their community throughout the year, and interview American students who wish to live and learn abroad. Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are supervising.

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