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32 March 3 - 16, 2012


Area students advance in grammar contest


Nearly two dozen eighth- and ninth-grade students from the SanTan Sun area qual-


ified for the Arizona EGUMPP Grammar Bowl Regionals, an academic competition focusing on grammar concepts and terminology. The 23 qualifying students include eight from BASIS Chandler, three from Bogle


Junior High, two from Chandler High, three from Seton Catholic Preparatory School, three from St. Mary-Basha Catholic School and four from Tri-City Christian Academy. To qualify for the regional round, students were required to earn a final score of 90%


or higher on 20 online lessons and an extensive mastery test. A total of 118 students qualified for the regional round. The top-scoring individuals in the regional round will advance to the semifinals on


Sat., March 24 at the Arizona State Capitol, where they have the opportunity to win scholarships, prizes and a trip to Washington, D.C., during the final stage of the com- petition in April at Grand Canyon University. For more information, visit www.grammarbowl.com.


Gifted student scholarships available for summer


Gifted Chandler-area students have until April 1 to apply for $10,000 in scholarships


toward selected summer programs, offered by the National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT) Board of Trustees. Each year, awards ranging from $250 to $1,000 are given to outstanding students


who demonstrate excelled ability in their field of interest. The NSGT scholarships have afforded students opportunities to participate in programs such as the Cambridge College Program and Duke TIP, among others. A team of educators in the field of gifted education will review applications and


choose scholarship winners. Winners will be notified on April 15. To obtain an application or for more information, visit www.nsgt.org/scholar- ships.asp or call 800-572-6748.


Youth


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Kohl’s scholarship nominations due soon


Thu., March 15 is the last day SanTan Sun area youth volunteers can be


nominated for the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. Nominators must be age 21 or older. The Kohl’s Department Stores program awards more than $440,000 in


scholarships and prizes to volunteers ages 6 to 18 who have made a positive impact on their communities. Two nominees from each of Kohl’s more than 1,100 stores nationwide will


each win a $50 Kohl’s gift card, and more than 200 nationwide will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post- secondary education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organiza- tion on each national winner’s behalf. To nominate volunteers or for more information, visit www.kohlskids.com.


Youth Chronicles Tracy Uffelman of Gilbert will be honored with the Chapter Leadership


Award at the National Football Foundation Chapter Awards Banquet, to be held March 3 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. BASIS Chandler and Chandler Preparatory Academy student teams will par-


ticipate on March 3 in the Arizona Regional Science Bowl, a math and science competition for high school students hosted by the Western Area Power Administration at Glendale Community College. Competitors from across Arizona will vie for first place and a free trip in April to the National Science Bowl held in Washington, D.C.


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