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Education News Weclnesday, March 14, 2C)~D~ 7A Issues or Money" topic for this year's Student Speakers Quincy Lions held Feb. 15 at the in Quincy. Year's participants in- Daniele Backman, Angel Merino, and James Wil- captured first place Year's competition, $50 and the chance in the zone compe- March 8. rules required speak from 5 to the competition Lake, Michael Lori Simpson, Ross and Bruce require that none be members of Following the completion of all the speeches, the judges and the timers--Bob Janows- ki, Greg Gilman and Sigrid Irvine--passed their tally sheets to the tellers--Dave Keller and Gary Deboi, who tallied the winners. The winner of the zone event will go on to region, district and area competi- tions if they continue to ad- vance. The award for first place in the district competition has recently been raised to $4,000. All the participants in the Quincy Lions event received a minimum of $25. "The Quincy Lions are grateful to contest coordina- tor Bob Shipp, chair Len Gardner and the volunteer judges for their time in this great event," said Deboi, the club's president and CEO. Emily Biddle, Stacey Rotta, James Wilson, Danlele Backman Speech Contest. Rotta captured first Idace. and Angel Merino participated in last Photo by Gary Deboi month's Quincy Lions of 1984. Leslie husband arrived in Their journey began her husband wanted forestry at Feather In the process of her husband, a staff SUggested that Leslie in college. "I only it through the llth said. "How can I go was to prepare take the General Edu- Development (GED) Leslie enrolled in the Resource Cen- Preparation class her passage from out of high school to from college. program be- a practice test that let what sections she to pass, and needed to work on. the 7-1/2-hour test and passed it. By that enrolled as a full- at Feather River In February of 1990, Leslie became a full-time employee at the college while still working on her degree, and in June of that year, she graduated with highest honors. She has worked in the Recruitment Of- fice for the last 11 years as a promoter of the college that initiated her transformation. "What I want people to know is that a higher education is available to everyone--those who have little or no educa- tion, and those with little or no money," Leslie said. Through- out most of her academic life, Leslie was a single parent with three children. She was sup- ported by federal and financial aid, and persevered until she became self-sufficient. The next GED test is sched- tiled for Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23. A series of free preparation workshops will be offered March 13-20. You don't have to enroll to at- tend the workshops, although it is recommended that you register for the $11 GED Prepa- ration class, passed the entire battery must The workshops assist thosebegin again, because a new who are just starting on their version of the GED test will be GED testing experience as well issued on Jan. 1, 2002. This ver- as those who are trying tosion will be incompatible with retest or finish an incomplete the old version, so any partial- series, ly completed tests will be null There are five sections in the and void. entire test: Writing Skills, So- The free workshops will be cial Studies, Science, Interpret- held in the FRC Learning Re- ing Literature & Art and Math- source Center and begin at 7:00 ematics. You must pass all 5 each evening. The topics and with a minimum standard dates are: math review, March score of 40, and your overall 13; writing workshop, March standard score must be 225. 15; and test taking tips, March If you pass an individual sec- 20. tion, you don't have to retake For more information about that section unless you need to the GED program, contact Jodi increase your overall score. Beynon at Feather River's After Dec. 31, 2001, anyone GED Testing Office at 283-0202, who has not completed and/or ext. 288. The Lake Almanor Snowmo- bile Club is sponsoring a win- ter safety course on March 17, from approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The course is a state certi- fied safety program, but is open and free to the public. participants must arrive at the snowmobile park on the corner of Hwy. 36 and A13 at 9 a.m., then travel by snowmo- bile to the presentation site. The program will begin at 10 a.mo The course will cover a v. id, variety of winter safety issue, s, including hypother-m ia, ii i'e building, snow caves, ~r~owmo- bile maintenance, towing t~ch niques, avalanche awarel~s and beacon use. Several specialty win!er items will be raffled off. A St. Patrick's Day lunch will be available for $4, or par- ticipants may bring their own. For more information, con- tact Jenny Cesarin at 257-4046. Pizza, Sandwiches, Soup, Salad Bar PLUMAS PINES SHOPPING CENTER 283-2320 For all employers. For interested employers. 10:30 - 2:00 pm 3:00 - 5:30 pm Tuesday, March 27th, Chester Memorial Hall Tuesday, March 27th, Chester Memorial Hall Wednesday, March 28th, Graeagle Community Center Wednesday, March 28th, Graeagle Community Center practical seminars are always well Don't delay--- Call today! Lunch will be provided; please RSVP by March 22nd Job Fair Interviews 3:00 - 5:30 (Optional) "Labor Law Update 2000-2001" Barbara Wilber, Deputy Labor Commissioner "Work Opportunity Tax Credits/WtW" John Afford, Roseville Tax Credit Center "Train to Retain...Your Good Employees" Mary Smith, Sierra College Need a job? Meet local employers with hundreds of positions to fill! Need reliable workers? Select from hundreds of pre-screened candidates! Almost 250 people were hired as a result of Job Fair 2000. Employers, please RSVP for the Job Fair by March 22nd. Job Seekers, your applications must be received by the Plumas Employment & Training Center, by March 23rd. umas mp For more information, call Barbara or Cathy at ETC: 283-6852 orValerie at Plumas Corporation: 283-3739 The Annual Employer Seminars and Seasonal Job Fair are a collaboration of the Workforce Development Team