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Promise Scholarship will help Nevada students pay for college

Nate Mackinnon, vice chancellor for community colleges for the Nevada System of Higher Education, reported Thursday that 1,318 students remain eligible to receive scholarship money for the fall semester.

Las Vegas Valley student bows out of national spelling bee

“Toadyism” fells Mischa Abad, 11, who recently finished fifth grade at Somerset Academy of Las Vegas’ Stephanie Campus, in second day of national competition in Washington, D.C.

First responders train for ‘unthinkable’ at Las Vegas school

Law enforcement and emergency responders from throughout the Las Vegas Valley participated in an “active shooter” drill Wednesday at Shadow Ridge High School to ensure they are prepared for a worst-case scenario.

Ex-Las Vegas student returns with 3 degrees to aid education

Zhan Okuda-Lim has been fighting for education since he was a Valley High School freshman. Now the Ivy League educated scholar is back in his hometown, working for the Public Education Foundation.

Graduate true to herself through battle with joint condition

Socks and shoes are among the things that could have blocked Jessica Lindley’s path toward college. For the 18-year-old Las Vegan, daily tasks such as putting on footwear require extra effort. Still, it could’ve been worse.

Visits to see dad in jail led to UNLV criminal justice Ph.D.

Breanna Boppre joined her father onstage two years ago for his birthday. In celebration of the day, the father-daughter duo sang “Make it Last” — a rock ballad that had become their song over theyears she visited him in prison.

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