EDUCATION BRIEFS: 2/5 to 2/7
February 4, 2014
PCHS Debate places at Wipeout
The Park City High School debate team participated in the Wasatch Wipeout debate tournament at Wasatch High School on Friday, Jan. 31, going up against 16 schools. Five students placed in their respective categories.
Sara Tabin took third place in Impromptu Debate, Will Griffith was a finalist in Student Congress and Katie Kelly was a finalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Novices Will Doyle placed in the Top 10 in Extemporaneous Speaking, just missing placing as a Top 5 finalist, and Emma Louden placed in the Top 10 in Oratory.
PCSD goes RED this month
The Park City School District is encouraging all of its employees to wear the color red every Friday throughout the month of February to support the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease and stroke.
Christine Evans, Park City School District’s benefits manager, said "RED OUT" T-shirts are being sold for a $10 tax-deductible donation. Purchasers will receive a receipt for the suggested donation, and all proceeds will go to the American Heart Association.
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Youthlinc is a Utah-based nonprofit "dedicated to creating lifetime humanitarians by offering students and mentors local and international service experiences." They also award a $5,000 college scholarship and three $1,000 runner-up scholarships to young Utahns who volunteer.
According to a press release, the award program is open to all high school juniors and seniors as well as undergraduate college students in Utah who are U.S. citizens or legal residents. Applications are now available at http://www.youthlinc.org , and they are due by March 19.