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The 2007 HOBY nominees for Park City High School are Jeff Nawrocki and Danielle LaCasce. The HOBY awards are for sophomores who demonstrate leadership. Nawrocki and LaCasce plan to attend the Hugh O’Brian HOBY Youth Leadership Conference in the spring of 2007. Nawrocki is ranked near the top of his class. LaCasce is on the Key Club Board and plays tennis.

The Martin Luther King,Jr. Award recognizes students with accomplishments in three significant areas: social action, positive change and building bridges among cultures and communities. Congratulations to the following Park City High School nominees for the Martin Luther King, Jr. award:

Victoria Kochanek

Kylie Malcolm

José Santana Molina

Community Outreach Day to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Centers of Service and Learning of UVSC and BYU will join together to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day dedicated to service. The eighth annual Community Outreach Day will be held Jan. 15, at the BYU Wilkinson Center.

"Martin Luther King Day is not only a day off work, it is a day of service," said Alexis Palmer, director of the UVSC Center for Service and Learning. "This day is to honor King and his desire to serve others and give back to the community."

The day will begin with breakfast and a speaker at 9 a.m. Following the speaker, students and community members will have various opportunities to lend a hand to service projects held either in the Wilkinson Center or out in the public. Past projects have included quilting, knitting hats, visiting senior centers and putting together learning packets for children throughout Utah County.

UVSC and BYU have collaborated in order to benefit the community, and not to take away service opportunities from one another. In the past, Community Outreach Day has been very successful with thousands of students from both UVSC and BYU in attendance.

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