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Las Vegas festival showcases students’ storytelling skills — PHOTOS

Robert Jones, coordinator of K-12 library services with the Clark County School District, said 20 schools and about 60 students participated in the Bristlecone Storytelling Festival. The festival, in its 18th year, was held April 29-May 1 at Windmill Library, West Charleston Library and Whitney Library. It featured memorized storytelling from Clark County School District fourth- through sixth-graders.

At College of Southern Nevada, therapy animals reduce stress

As final exams rapidly approach, some College of Southern Nevada students are studying hard, noses buried in books; others decide to take a break and de-stress by petting therapy dogs and cats. A partnership between Pet Partners of Las Vegas, a nonprofit, and the College of Southern Nevada lets students de-stress with trained therapy dogs and cats on all three campuses prior to finals week.

Clark High musicians play to Carnegie Hall audience

Sixty-two Clark High School band members and 102 orchestra musicians hopped on a redeye flight on April 9, heading to a performance of a lifetime in front of about 500 people at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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Sophomore represents Sierra Vista at Chicago-area quiz bowl

Moses Damena, 15, started in the quiz bowl club at Sierra Vista this year, but his advisers said he has displayed more talent and interest in academics than “the typical player.”

Las Vegas teen in high school, college named Regents’ Scholar

Naree Asherian, 17, was recognized in February as a Nevada System of Higher Education Regents’ Scholar. She said she owes the recognition to the College of Southern Nevada High School program at the Charleston campus in southwest Las Vegas, which she has been a part of for two years.

Bishop Gorman sophomore wins C-SPAN prize for documentary

Zander Clinton’s documentary opens to smooth homemade beats and an image of the classic “Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. Zander said he chose to build a documentary about the Second Amendment and gun violence because “October 1 was such a big thing here. I was interested in how it happened … it was the biggest mass shooting in history; it made me think there was more to look into.”

‘Story of Las Vegas’ traced at Woodlawn Cemetery

Politicians, gamblers, lawyers, judges and two Civil War veterans — one Union, one Confederate — share the large, flat, grassy space in one of Clark County’s oldest cemeteries.

Las Vegas National Weather Service’s territory Oklahoma-sized

Daniel Berc, warning coordination meteorologist at the Las Vegas forecast office, said one of the station’s primary responsibilities is working with local emergency response teams. During the response to the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting, the station provided emergency management with weather forecasts throughout the night, Berc said.

Southwest Las Vegas plays feature mostly 55-and-up cast

The Speeding Theatre-Over 55 and Super Summer Theatre cast members put on “Any Body for Tea?” and “The Omelet Murder Case” — two one-act plays — on March 7. With a cast of mostly Las Vegas residents 55 and older, the plays were performed first at the Super Summer Theatre space.

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