Hot Springs wellness day to benefit
Sierra-Plumas Unified students
By Josh Smith
The Sierra Schools Foundation’s annual hot springs fundraiser, Spring for the Schools: Soak in the Sierras, is scheduled for May 11 at The Sierra Hot Springs, near Sierraville from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are several different packages customers can buy; The first package, the Relaxation Package, priced at $30, includes unlimited mineral pool soaks, one class or wellness class and lunch.
The second package, the Enjoyment Package, priced at $70, includes one 20-minute massage, unlimited mineral pool soaks, two classes or wellness workshops and lunch.
The third package, the Indulgence Package, priced at $100, includes one-50 minute massage, unlimited mineral pool soaks, unlimited classes and wellness workshops and lunch. Bathing suits are mandatory for the entire event.
All profits from the Spring for the Schools event will benefit Sierra County school programs.
Reservations for the event are needed by May 6. To reserve a spot, people can call (530) 994-3773. The Sierra Hot Springs are located at 521 Campbell Hot Springs Road, Sierraville, CA 96126.
The Spring up For Schools fundraiser is one of two major events that the foundation puts on every year. The other is the golf tournament in the fall. However, the foundation will accept donations at any time, which can be sent to Sierra Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 336, Sierraville, CA 96126.
In recent years, the Sierra Schools Foundation has funded over $20,000 in grants and awards to the following programs:
·$3,865 for Downieville Junior/Senior High School students’ learning projects and field trips to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, and California college tours;
· $4,000 to support the Loyalton Middle and Loyalton High music program;
·$5,000 for computers and software for Loyalton High and Loyalton Middle School agriculture students;
·$2,502 for all Loyalton Elementary students to watch Miracle on 34th Street;
·$1,200 for the production of Grease, the musical;
·$800 for Accelerated Reader awards at Loyalton High; and
·$2,100 for Loyalton Middle School students to attend the REACH Leadership and Empowerment Conference.
Hard work emphasized in speeches
By Tess White
Three members of the U.S. Women’s Ski Team spoke to the student body on Wednesday.
Stacey Cook, Laurenne Ross and Leanne Smith brought some inspiring words as well as a short question and answer period. All three ladies explained how they advanced to the position from their childhood to their team positions.
Stacey Cook worked with Principal Marla Stock to set up the rally at LHS. Stock worked with leadership teacher Joanne Nunes and several leadership students to set up and welcome the team to the school. The ladies each took their turn talking about themselves as well as giving a little advice.
Stacey Cook is a 28 year-old skier from Truckee. Her favorite mountain to ski is Mammoth, located southeast of Yosemite. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno, and has competed in two Olympics. She has won two silver medals in world cups.
Laurenne Ross is a 25 year-old skier from Bend, Oregon. She attended Westminster College and has been to two world cups. She has been on the U.S. Ski Team for six years.
Leanne Smith is a 26 year-old skier from North Conway, New Hampshire. She began skiing at age six and participated in the 2006 Winter Olympics. She has won several medals in world cups and has skied all over the world.
After the question and answer period, leadership students Preston Reugebrink, Bryce Ingle and Tess White presented the ladies with a key to LHS. All three members brought autographed posters and cards to give to the students.