GBC to award more than 400 degrees Saturday
ELKO — Great Basin College will award a record 406 degrees during a graduation ceremony this weekend.
The graduation ceremony for the class of 2011 is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Elko Convention Center.
There will be 406 bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, as well as certificates of achievements, awarded this year, up from 325 last year.
Spring Creek FFA wins state
SPRING CREEK — Silver Sage FFA livestock evaluation teams competed earlier this month at the Nevada Junior Livestock Show in Reno.
The A team won the first high team award. Students on the team include Katie Dodge, Lynn Dodge, Ricky Barnes and Makenna Johnson.
The B team is made up of three students: Sierra Powell, Cody Kinsman and Alexis Peters.
Individual honors went to Katie Dodge, who won first high, and Lynn Dodge, who won second high.
All high teams and individuals earned belt buckles and a chance to compete at nationals in October.
A coaches buckle was also awarded to FFA adviser Aaron Albisu.
Jazz Fest coming Thursday
ELKO — The 2011 Emil Maty’s Jazz Fest is coming up this week and will feature the Elko High School Jazz Ensemble with special guests.
The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Elko Convention Center.
Special guests include Eric Marienthal (alto and soprano saxophone), Allen Vizzutti (trumpet), Karen Greene (alto saxophone), Ward Durrett (drums), Gary Dempsey (piano) and Jim Lentini (trumpet).
Admission is $10 and tickets are available from Elko High band members.
The program will last approximately an hour and 45 minutes and will feature students performing side-by-side with the guest artists during the entire program.
S.C. Elementary to host
SPRING CREEK — Spring Creek Elementary School is inviting members of the public to a farewell reception for four staff members who are retiring.
The reception is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Northeastern Nevada Museum, 1515 Idaho St.
Coleen Schoen, Rosemarie Ackley, Liz Haskins and Nancy Altwater will be recognized.
Enrollment open at SCCA
SPRING CREEK — Spring Creek Christian Academy is accepting new students for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year for kindergarten through 10th grades.
SCCA is a nonprofit non-denominational Christian school using a curriculum called “A Beka.”
Members of the public are invited to stop by the facility, located at 475 Diamondback Drive, to meet the staff and take a tour.
Tuition is affordable and a multi-family discount is available.
For information, call 753-6700 or 777-1222.
Native American elders
ELKO — Great Basin Indian Archives and Great Basin College is hosting a Native American elders oral history showing and celebration.
The event is scheduled for 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Great Basin College Theater.
The following people will be participating: Ilaine Premo of Owyhee, Eloy Thacker and Lyle Nutting of Owyhee, Virginia Jones of Owyhee, Alvin and Lorraine Sims of Owyhee, Vivian Cinnibar of Owyhee and Lois Whitney of Elko.
Drusilla Gould, co-author of “Dammen Daigwape” and professor at Idaho State University, will give a keynote address about the importance of the Shoshoni language.
Refreshments will be served.
To RSVP, call 753-2113 by Friday.
New Silver Sage FFA officers elected
SPRING CREEK — The Silver Sage FFA chapter concluded their year with a spring awards banquet May 12 and selected new officers.
The teams going to nationals in October were also recognized.
The 2011-2012 Silver Sage FFA officer team includes president Shannon Atkin, vice president Jacob Agee, secretary Lynn Dodge, treasurer Katie Dodge, sentinel James Yaunick, reporter Shelby Downs, historian Jenna Jacobs and advisers Aaron Albisu and Ty Smith.
EIAA to host fundraiser
ELKO — The Elko Institute for Academic Achievement is hosting a Taco Fiesta from 5-7 p.m. June 2 to raise money for new computers.
The event is open to the community. Tacos, tamales and drinks will be served.
There will also be a silent auction for different gift baskets, as well as a dessert table.
The cost for the dinner is $5 per plate.
For information, call the school at 738-3422.ă