Multiple senior events ahead
By Preston Reugebrink
The Senior Variety Show was a success for the class last Friday with the students netting a total profit of $1,954.72. The auction brought in $1,325 to help the senior class to pay for their senior trip and graduation. The gross receipts brought in from the variety show were $2,342.52 but expenses for the dinner were $387 deducted from the overall net profit.
The senior class is headed into a month full of various activities. On May 16 the class will travel up Elephant’s Head to repaint the L for their community service project day.
On May 23 the seniors will be presenting their finished Senior Projects to a panel of judges to be scored and evaluated on. The formal presentation is expected to last from 10 to 20 minutes, followed by the question and answer session with the judges. Use of visual aids is required for the project and PowerPoint presentations are strongly recommended. The judges will also be expecting to see a portfolio outlining the project and verification for the senior’s mentor.
On May 31 the senior banquet will be held along with the awards program, starting at 6 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Hall. The lasagna dinner is free to seniors, with a $15 fee for each parent. Reservations are due to senior advisor Janet McHenry by May 24. The awards ceremony, which starts at 7 p.m., will include presentations of scholarships. This is a celebration for seniors and two parents only.
The senior class trip is going to be held on June 5. They will be going to San Francisco to watch the Giants play the Toronto Blue Jays.
On June 7 commencement will start at 6 p.m. Each senior will have ten reserved seats for their close family.
Spring park celebration to increase awareness
By Joshua Smith
The Domestic Violence Prevention Spring Picnic and Celebration is set for Sunday at the Loyalton City Park, from 12 to 3 p.m. The day’s purpose is a community picnic day used to create awareness for the prevention of domestic violence in the area.
At the program there will be a barbecue lunch, a scavenger hunt for ages of nine and up, a water balloon toss, sack relay races, bean-bag throwing contest, kickball for everyone, club-sponsored booths and a sense of community awareness.
Shawn McGee, president of the LHS PeaceMediator program, is the co-coordinator of the event. He said that this event is “to prevent domestic violence in the community and to give the community an activity to come together to show the presence of the PeaceBuilders.”
Bret DeBerg is the other co-coordinator of the event.
The Loyalton High School Peace Mediator Program and the Sierra SAFE program are sponsoring this day. The Sierra SAFE Foundation supports awareness of domestic abuse and violence, said Kasey Coonrod, crisis line coordinator for Sierra SAFE, adding that its partnership through the school leads to an earlier understanding of right and wrong
The Sierra SAFE Foundation also does numerous workshops with grades nine through twelve in the Sierra County schools, working on such things as healthy relationships, sexual health, sexual assault and domestic violence.
The foundation also presents programs to places such as the district attorney’s office and law enforcement agencies.
The mission of the Sierra SAFE Foundation is to assist victims of sexual assault and domestic disputes in a safe, caring way to educate the community for awareness and safety of domestic violence, regardless of race, age, gender or religion so that individuals can lead a happy life. The foundation achieves this through presentations to groups, organizations and schools, giving the correct aid to victims, peer counseling, teaching empowerment and self-defense skills.
Sierra SAFE also has access to a women’s shelter.