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UNLV students’ design project has practical use for villagers in Africa

UNLV civil engineering students will put their project for the UNLV Senior Design Competition to real-life use this summer when they help villagers in Moshi, Tanzania, get clean water to their homes from a spring near the base of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Favorite Sons & Daughters June 4-10

Juliana and Lindsey Remark, 18, have received the Barbara Malloy Memorial Leadership Service Award from Soroptimist International of Greater Las Vegas.

Students’ performance rising at 100 Academy

Peggy Selma plans to retire as principal of the 100 Academy of Excellence in North Las Vegas after the 2013-14 school year, and parents say she is leaving the place in better shape than she found it.

Dinosaurs & Roses makes move to New 2 U thrift store

The Dinosaurs & Roses Resale Shoppe has a new home. Michele Morgan-Devore, executive director, has moved her nonprofit in with Qury Edmond’s New 2 U thrift store in West Las Vegas. Combined, they are now called New 2 U featuring Dinosaurs and Roses.

JAG program encourages students to make post-grad plans

Jobs for America’s Graduates, or JAG, a pilot program at four high schools in the Clark County School District, is helping to put juniors and seniors who were unlikely to graduate back on the right path. The program encourages student to find work during and after high school.

Literary Las Vegas: Chelsea Ramsey

Las Vegas resident Chelsea Ramsey was searching for purpose in her life. She’d tried pursuing education in video game art and design, but it just wasn’t right. Finally, her mother asked her a life-changing question: “If you could choose to do anything, anything at all, what would it be?”

Book Briefs for May 28-June 3, 2013

This week’s literary events include a signing by former Gov. Bob Miller and an appearance by model turned roll model Kylie Bisutti.

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