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Elks’ Flag Day ceremony will celebrate Explorer youths

In addition to celebrating our nation’s flag, members of the Crescent City Elks Lodge will celebrate local youth pursuing careers in law enforcement and public safety at a Flag Day ceremony on Saturday.

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Nightlife June 12-18

Tonight

Trivia Night is every Thursday at Tomasini’s Enoteca, 960 Third St., 6 p.m. Teams can be of two to four people; $2 buy-in per person.

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Advocates for seniors sought

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Crescent City Nursing and Rehabilitation is one of two facilities where the Area 1 Agency on Aging needs ombudsmen. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Jane Watkins isn’t shy when it comes to advocating for the elderly.

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Bicycle safety: Heads up for kids

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Suzanne Dovosz works with a biker on hand signals. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Bess Maxwell students spent Friday morning learning how to be safe riding their bicycles.

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Senior Sleuth: Summer ping pong program starts Thursday

The Triplicate dubbed me Del Norte’s Ambassador of Ping Pong in my Senior Sleuth column on Jan. 21. The term was tongue-in-cheek, but I took it to heart anyway. I’ve been laying the groundwork for a community ping pong program ever since.

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Wedding: Hansen, Standring

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Standring, Hansen
 AmberLee Hansen of Sandy, Utah, and David Jordan Standring of Crescent City were married April 26, 2014, at the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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Graduation: Gist

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Gist
 Kaitlin Gist graduated with honors from the dental Hygiene School at Shasta College in Redding on May 23, 2014. She also received the prestigious “Clinician of the Year” award.

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Scholarship winners, continued

Dean Cantwell Memorial Scholarship

Margarita Rios - $25,000/year for four years

Phil and Beth Schafer Award

Miguel Pelayo-Zepeda - $750

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Scholarship awards night: 'Amazing feeling'

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Humboldt Area Foundation’s Lise Hamilton, left, awards Margarita Rios with the Dean Cantwell Memorial Scholarship worth $75,000. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Del Norte Scholarship Foundation hands out $352,600 in scholarships to graduating students 

For Margarita Rios, not going to college wasn’t an option.

Rios, who will graduate from Del Norte High School next week, will be the first in her family to attend college. Thanks to the Del Norte Scholarship Foundation and the Humboldt Area Foundation, Rios can begin her first semester at Sonoma State University in August without worrying about finances.

“It’s a really amazing feeling,” said Rios, who is the recipient of the Dean Cantwell Memorial Scholarship, a three-year $25,000 a year award. “My parents were nervous that I wouldn’t be able to afford college. Now I don’t have anything to worry about. I’m blessed and thankful.”

 

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Redwood Voice: Bullying: Defining the problem

Editor’s note: The Redwood Voice is a group of youth journalists in Del Norte County and adjacent tribal lands who report on stories that might otherwise remain untold, overlooked, or disregarded. Their aim is to illuminate diverse points of view and challenge misconceptions about youth, the community, and the world around us. 

The Redwood Voice’s journalists are a diverse group of youth, 14–20 years old, consisting of students from Crescent Elk Middle School, Del Norte High School, Castle Rock Charter School, and College of the Redwoods. 

It is funded by the Building Healthy Communities Initiative with the California Endowment, with support from the Del Norte County Unified School District. 

The goal of developing the Redwood Voice is to amplify the voices of the youth in Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands as well as take steps in building youth empowerment.

The Triplicate will periodically publish some of their work. This article is written by team member Paul George, a senior at Del Norte High.

Last year, 10-year-old Cole Price was being bullied by a student in his class at Pine Grove; he says he was called “loser” and “fat” every day when he stepped on the school grounds. Said Cole, “You really can’t do anything because you’ll tell the teacher over and over, and they’ll do one thing that’s not very big and then it will just keep happening.”

 

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