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2A Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 Feather River Bulletin Maggie Wells Staff Writer mwells@plumasnews.com Bright and early Monday morning, Sept. 14, 297 junior and senior high school students from 12 Plumas-Sierra county schools descended on the multipurpose building at Feather River College for the annual career day event. Feather River College students were also in attendance. The morning affair consisted of students dressed in their finest business attire visiting booths staffed by over 72 career representatives from a large variety of professions both typical and atypical of the region. The event also featured representatives from both two- and four-year colleges, including Colorado State University and event newcomer University of California, Santa Barbara. Feather River College's various programs were also highlighted. Students seemed to appreciate the breadth of ' experience of the college representatives as they conversed about what they could expect after high school graduation and what paths might be best suited for them in their fields of interest. The respect was mutual. Several representatives commented that this year's crop of students were asking particularly probing questions and seemed genuinely interested in being at the event and networking. Army recruiter Staff Sgt. Matthew Riggle stated that the event was very well organized and that having a large gathering such as this made it easier for students and recruiters to target specific student interests. Several teachers commented that the director Of FRC's Educational Talent Search, Jan Pritchard, did great outreach into the schools prior to the event, which in turn made the students and teachers enthusiastic about the event. Possibly students' favorite moment of the day was the inclusion of a professional motivational speaker, Bert Gervais; a mentor, author and speaker who travels to colleges to inspire students to not give up on their dreams. A dynamic speaker, students were entertained High school students assemble for Career Day at Feather River College, Monday, Sept. 14. Photo by Maggie Wells by his personal story of come to the floor and hold The student took him at Gervais told the struggle, his freestyle rap up signs that said "success" his word and the student students in reference to and by the interactive game and "failure." chased the "success" where ever their lives he played with them. He instructed one ofthem student around the gym are right now, "Don't let Gervais had three to "step through failure to much to the delight of the your outside define your students from the audience reach success." audience, inside." Trinity supervisors again On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the position on the issue, not alaproved due to a lack Trinity County Board of The alternatives were of statewide representation. Supervisors voted against between adopting a Keep It California joining the proposed state of declaration to the spokesman Kevin Hendrick Jefferson. California Legislature commended the Trinity After hearing testimony supporting the withdrawalBoard of Supervisors for from the public, the of Trinity County from exercising due diligence in supervisors adopted a California; adopting a evaluating the financial pro-California declaration, declaration declining to join impacts of separating from "declining to join the state the state of Jefferson and California. of Jefferson and advocating advocating for improved "You have enough improved representation of representation of rural information to know that rural California counties." counties at the state level; the state of Jefferson is not This declaration was or taking no action, a viable proposition for proposed by the Keep tt During the public Trinity County," Hendrick California, a non-partisan comment period, the said. "It simply defies logic political action committee, Jefferson proponents stated to suggest that you can as an alternative to the that they had collected 2,000 cluster all of the poorest proposed state of Jefferson signatures from Trinity counties in California and' declaration. County residents and somehow end up with a After hearing argued that, regardless of prosperous new state." presentations from state of the actions of the Hendrick went on to Jefferson proponents and supervisors, they plannedexplain that time could be Keep It California to introduce legislation in better spent finding ways to representatives during the legislature in January work better with the state previous meetings, the to seek approval to form a legislature. He said Keep It Board of Supervisors new state and will file suit California recently had scheduled a vote to take a at the federal level if this is meetings with State Senate DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE SLURRY SEALCOATING SSIH OIL HOT CRACK FILLING PATCHING STRIPPING FREE ESTIMATES SERVING ALL OF PLUMAS COUNTY 29581 HWY 89, CANYON DAM, CA 95923 C-12 CA LIC. #762465 530 - 284 - 1474 llI Collision Repair Professionals rson President Pro Tern Kevin De Leon and with seven state assembly members from Los Angeles and San Francisco areas to raise awareness of rural issues, and to ask that the impact on rural counties be considered when new programs, laws and regulations are enacted. Following public comments, the supervisors deliberated their options, finally opting to adopt the declaration declining to join the state of Jefferson, which passed with a majority vote. During the discussion articulating the majority of the board's decision, the supervisors indicated that joining the state of Jefferson would be a financial disaster and that their top priority was to do what is best for Trinity County. Many rural county boards of supervisors, including Plumas, have not scheduled a vote on the question. Trinity County is the first county to explicitly and definitively say "no" since June 2014, when Del Norte County had an advisory ballot and 58 percent voted not to join the State of Jefferson. Falrgrounda 1229 Industrial Way, Quincy hitechframe@yahoo.com 1