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A teacher at Albion Middle School drove away with the grand prize in the Burt Brothers Tire & Service “The Teacher Who Does It Better” contest. And here is what Amy Olsen won: A two-year prepaid lease on a shiny 2010 Nissan Rogue and a $1,000 Visa card for classroom supplies. In addition, Olsen, who has worked at Albion Middle for eight years, will receive free routine maintenance on the vehicle, including oil changes and tire rotation, all courtesy of the contest organizers. Olsen was surprised Tuesday with the vehicle and Visa card. Students and faculty anxiously awaited her arrival…
Brighton High School student Ryan Nelson is one of just three athletes selected by the U.S. Tennis Association to represent the United States at the 2010 Invacare World Team Cup. Nelson, who has spina bifida, was chosen to play on the Junior Team. Nelson, one of the country’s top junior wheelchair tennis players, competed against participants from around the globe  on the clay courts of the Club Ali Bey Manavgat on the Turkish Riviera in Antalya, Turkey. Some 300 players from more than 30 nations are expected to participate in the event.  The Invacare World Team Cup tournament brings the…
The Utah Recreation and Parks Association has honored Butler Elementary School and the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center with its 2010 Outstanding Program Award for launching a cooperative initiative that promotes wellness at an early age. Steve Carpenter, Executive Director of Utah Recreation and Parks Association, presented the award to officials of the Canyons District school and the recreation center during a meeting of the Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, May 4.   “This really exemplifies what can be achieved when groups work together,” said Carpenter, while presenting plaques to former Butler Elementary Principal Edy McGee, who was at the school…
In an effort to save money in a tight budget year, Canyons School District has scheduled several four-day work weeks during the summer months. On the fifth day of the week — Fridays —  the Canyons Administrative Building and the Canyons Support Services Center, as well as all CSD schools, will be closed and utility systems shut down. The District anticipates saving an estimated $18,000 per day the schools and District Offices are not in operation. The summer schedule is as follows: June 7 — Four 10-hour workdays (Monday-Thursday) June 14 — Four 10-hour workdays (Monday-Thursday) June 21 — Four…
Two Hillcrest High School students are among the 2,500 students who were selected for $2,500 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. They are: Albert L. Cui Anna C. Wright These Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. The recipients were announced last Wednesday. National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors select the winners.…
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