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Incline Village news briefs: Child Advocacy Center launches new website

Staff report

The Washoe County Child Advocacy Center has launched a new website to provide the public with a resource for additional information about the Center.

The CAC site is within the official Washoe County District Attorney’s Office website and can be accessed at http://www.washoecounty.us/da/childadvocacycenter/index.php.

The mission of the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center is to ensure the health and safety of the child in a child-friendly environment for the purpose of minimizing trauma, providing advocacy, and supporting effective investigations and prosecutions.

The CAC, through a coordinated Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach, provides direct services to child abuse victims and their non-offending caregivers.

For more information on the CAC and its website, email CACInfo@washoecounty.us.

Youth scholarships available

The Tahoe Water Suppliers Association (TWSA) is seeking applicants for the 2017 “Future of Water” Scholarship Fund.

Applicants must be a senior at a Lake Tahoe Basin high school in California or Nevada. Of note, this does not include Truckee.

One $500 scholarship is available for award at each of the four public high schools: Whittell; South Tahoe; North Tahoe; and Incline.

The scholarships will be available for a student working toward his/her first undergraduate degree and who is enrolled in a program related to water resources; environmental studies, or sciences for the academic year in which he/she applies for the award.

The undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic performance. Various measures of academic performance will be assessed.

Submission requirements include submitting a 500-word essay (or) short video (or) song (or) animation (or) artwork on the theme: “Water Protection – Why It Matters,” among other requirements.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 14, at 5 p.m. The TWSA selection committee will review all materials. It is preferred that school counselors gather student application materials.

To learn more, contact Madonna Dunbar, TWSA Executive Director, at mod@ivgid.org, or visit http://www.Tahoeh20.org.

Tickets available for SNC Tahoe’s Ski and Snowboard Banquet

Celebrate the athletes who represent North Tahoe in top-level collegiate skiing and snowboarding.

Tickets are available for the 2017 Janet Pahl and Warren Kocmond Ski and Snowboard Banquet, taking place April 13, 6-9 p.m., at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach.

This end-of-the-season celebration and awards banquet honors the achievements of Sierra Nevada College’s current athletes, with a nod to the past during the 4th annual Athletics Hall of Fame induction.

SNC’s winter athletic programs have produced countless USCSA championships since the first ski teams were formed in 1990, and the college has been home to many Olympians and accomplished professional athletes.

Ticket prices start at $35 for alumni, $45 for presale through March 22, and $50 general admission after March 22. They are available at SierraNevada.edu/snowbanquet.

Lahontan Foundation fund grant cycle open

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation announced this week that the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund 2017 grant cycle is now open.

This year, the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund will award up to $128,000 to nonprofit organizations directly serving the Truckee-North Tahoe region. Applications are due via email to grants@parasol.org no later than 4 p.m. on March 21. For details, eligibility requirements, and to apply, visit http://www.parasol.org/lcfgrants.