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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9A, Quincy High School S-Club members gather on a rainy day to help clear yard debris. From left: DJ Davis, Ethan Hicks, Thomas Huang, Ben Heaney, Lucas Donald (kneeling), Jean Hatzell (homeowner) and Nathan Ross. Photos by Nathan Ross Quincy High S-Club helps prepare for fire season Quincy High School's Service Club visited three local residents Saturday, May 23, to help prepare for the upcoming fire season. Homeowners were selected based on need for assistance. Six students, working through minor interruptions from lightning and showers, cleaned up yard debris from residents' properties as part of their second annual Wildfire Preparedness Day. Early Saturday morning, club members gathered in an East Quincy resident's yard, trimming trees and raking. The club then moved on to two other residences in Quincy and Keddie. By around 4 p.m., the students had filled up seven truckloads of debris and hauled them to the county green waste facility. "This is such a gratifying event for the S-Club. Homeowners are always extremely appreciative of the work put in by our volunteers," said Nathan Ross, the event organizer and a junior at Quincy High School. The event proved especially important this year because of the ongoing drought in California and the increased possibility of devastating wildfire. Ben Heaney works to Clean up yard debris as part of the Quincy High School S-Club's annual Wildfire Preparedness Day. Students that completed their spring internships present the skills they learned at an internship showcase held at the college May : 18. From left: Darla DeRuiter, Justine Lee, Joe'sph Lee, Laurie Munroe, Professor Amy Schulz, Reuben Nwando, Levi Mullen,, i Michele Piller, Rebecca Laakso, Mystery Brown, Samuel Schopplein, Lindsey Hill, Mattea Belmont, Manroop Sandhu, Sarah Harvey, :" Will Anderson, Makaylah Wright, Michael Bagley, Dana Masih and Brandon Boykins. Photo Courtesy Feather River College ' Feather River College interns showcase skills i I Fifteen interns and Enactus students from Feather River College's Business 171 class gave presentations in the Gallery on May 18. Professor Amy Schulz led the showcase along with Internship Director Dana Masih. Topics of internships completed this spring ranged from events/marketing, catering and grant writing to projects with the Audubon Society, FRC hatchery, FRC mathematics and the local California Highway Patrol. One student shared her exciting and heart-warming experience working in an animal shelter and shadowing animal control officers. Enactus students shared their exlJeriences working with Plumas County departments, such as Alcohol and Other Drugs and Public Health. The result of these community projects are a safe partying website and community presentations on the PhotoVoice Student Hunger Project to raise awareness in relation to the health and well-being of college students. Students shared how the opportunity to attend the cass and participate :in projects and internships  helped them build confidence, develop real work skills and add To Subscribe 283-0800 257-5321 258-3115 832-4646 BEGGEST SALE EVE experience to their education. All the students said they experienced personal and professional growth as a result of participating in the program, as well as making long-lasting connections with employers in Plumas County. Some who worked with interns nd Enactus students were represented at the showcase and acknowledged as proud sponsors within the ' community, working to develop others and create employment opportunities. The sponsors for the spring term included Dr. Michael Bagley, Carlie McCarthy, Holly Callahan, Terri Rust, Jerry and Terry Williams, Melissa Bishop, Meagan Miller, Darla DeRuiter, Michele Piller, Megan Mansfield, Zach Revene and Seth Preston. At least four students have obtained part-time or full-time work as a result of their internships. Two students have been accepted for full-time paid internships this summer with the U.S. Forest Service, and attributed their success in part to their involvement with Business 171 and their experience as interns. Developing 21st-century skills, including empathy, diversity awareness, digital literacy and communication, are a large part of the Business 171 course. This outline was developed by Schulz and Rajinder Gill (previous director of internships) and due to the success of the program, will now be delivered across the state as the best practice in preparing students for the new world of work. During the showcase, Professor Amy Schulz announced that this is her last term with FRC as she has accepted a position of vice president of the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship. Dana Masih will continue as the director of internships until June 30 and will then move into a full-time position with Plumas Rural Services as its new community training manager. Moving forward, Business 171 will continue to be offered by FRC under the new leadership of Rick Leonhardt, who will provide instruction and support through the summer. The class already has 22 paid internships arranged with the U.S. Forest Service due to a collaboration between FRC, the Forest Service and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. 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