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Veteran gives Helen Smith Elementary students lessons in patriotism

Alan Peterson, a member of the William B. Keith Camp No. 12 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, spends his days circulating Helen Smith Elementary School, 7101 Pinedale Ave., to help students and teach them a little U.S. history.

Club encourages students to advocate for animals

The Las Vegas Academy Paws for Change club plans to host a Puppy Pow Wow fundraiser Saturday to raise funds to help spay and neuter cats and dogs for families at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas, which recently started its own Paws for Change club.

College pep rallies explain options to students in at-risk schools

Officials from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, are doing what they can to increase interest in post-secondary education in at-risk schools. The Clark County School District’s 34th annual college fair at Cashman Center Oct. 25 was preceded by pep rallies at Canyon Springs, Desert Pines and Rancho high schools.

Fire science classes give Bonanza students a head start on careers

A fire engine from Las Vegas Fire Station No. 6 can routinely be seen parked outside Bonanza High School. The school does not have a faulty alarm system or overzealous pyromaniacs. The nearby station’s firefighters often volunteer at the school, giving hands-on education to students in the fire science classes.