BROWN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Brown Junior High School, 307 N. Cannes St., received $20,000 in musical instruments in May from the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 leadership class. Chamber members fundraised to buy the instruments. Brown students also performed at the leadership group’s May graduation ceremony.
TEACHERS CAN GET FREE ADMISSION AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT
Teachers in Clark County will receive free admission to the “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” exhibit at The Venetian through July. Teachers must show school identification at the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery box office. The exhibit is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 6 p.m. General admission is $16, and locals, military personnel and seniors are $13, not including taxes and fees.
SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE SUMMER LESSONS ONLINE
The Clark County School District is offering online learning activities and resources for parents and students to do over the summer. Families with students in 12th grade or younger can access grade-appropriate activities in math and reading at ccsd.net/district/summer-learning-guides.
The lessons are available in English or Spanish.
SHORT STORY CONTEST OPEN TO YOUNG AUTHORS
Aspiring authors ages 14 to 22 can apply for a chance to have their work published as part of a compilation book to be sold on amazon.com.
Applications for the Gateway Arts Foundation’s Helen Hearne Literary Scholarship are being accepted through Aug. 1. Applicants can submit a short story in fiction or nonfiction of 14,000 to 21,000 words. The story must have a theme or central focus of Nevada or any town in Nevada throughout the story. Three award classifications will be given based on age.
For more information, visit gateway artsfoundation.org/literary_scholarship.
FOUNDATION SEEKS EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST FAMILIES
Face the World Foundation is registering volunteer host families for the fall semester of high school. Host families provide a loving home, meals and a bed while learning firsthand about another culture and establishing friendships that will last a lifetime. The nonprofit foundation provides a community representative for the host family and the student during his time in the United States. For more information, call 760-247-5964 or email email@example.com.