Every year, the Comcast Foundation awards high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships who are then invited to a luncheon and a tour at the Capitol Building in Salt Lake City. This year, four of the students will receive $5,000 Presidents Scholarships and one student will receive a $10,000 Founders Scholarship
Molly Leavens, a Park City High School senior, has been named a $1,000 scholarship recipient and will attend the event at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 21, to see if she is one of five lucky students to receive an additional scholarship or be chosen in the drawing for 10 netbook computers.
Summit County Library summer activities
Every Friday afternoon in May, Reading Education Assistance Dogs, or R.E.A.D., will be at the Kimball Junction location at 1885 W. Ute Blvd. from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. Students can read to therapy dogs for 10-20 minutes at a time.
Another program, "Fizz, Boom Story Time," for all ages will then begin on Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m., and the Children's Science Film Series is scheduled for select Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Summit County Library Kimball Junction or contact Kirston Nilsson, the Youth Services Librarian, at 435-615-3903.
Park City 'Just for Fun' Chess Tournament
Ecker Hill Middle School is scheduled to host the Park City 'Just for Fun' Chess Tournament on Friday, May 30, from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Students in grades 2-7 are invited to compete for a $20 fee in advance or $30 at the door.
The cost includes pizza and drinks. The competition will be divided into levels for second- to fourth-graders and fifth- to seventh-graders. Chess players of all abilities are welcome. To register before May 26, send an email with the child's name and grade to firstname.lastname@example.org.