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Tahoe League for Charity features counselor awards and scholarship recipients

From left: TLC Scholarship Chair Nileta Morton, Kameron Abi-Nader, Jack Blakman, Jocelyn Guzman and Bozhie Pokomy.
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The Tahoe League for Charity held its monthly meeting on June 9 at Jake’s on the Lake in Tahoe City.

The featured speaker was Jeff Ream, a school counselor professional at North Tahoe High School. Ream spoke about student body programs that include advanced placement, college prep and vocational and/or skills-based training.

North Tahoe High has a student body numbering 320, grades nine-12. By providing a comprehensive curriculum with high social and academic expectations, North Tahoe High offers programs that include all critical areas of development: physical, social/emotional and cognitive enhancement, always emphasizing “Respect, Responsibility, Teamwork and Fun.”

A recently added program is “Community Service.” Each student must spend six to eight hours a year involved with volunteer community projects, e.g. learning the important life skills of giving back to society.

This year, there were 62 graduates, with 40 percent attending a four-year university and 40 percent attending a two-year Community College. The balance of graduates have chosen work, vocational institutions, the military or training for the U.S. Olympic Ski Team (the school provides an “Independent Ski Academy“ program).

The evening of June 9 North Tahoe High presented its graduation and scholarship award ceremony. Eighty-nine scholarship awards were given to the winning graduates totaling $830,000.

Tahoe League for Charity awarded four students: Kameron Abi-Nader, Jack Blakman, Jocely Guzman and Bozhie Pokorny, with a sum total of $10,000.

TLC to date has provided over $300,000 in grants and scholarships to the Tahoe Truckee community and congratulates the recipients as well as all the 2014 graduates. TLC wishes all graduates well in this new life chapter and hopes this is the beginning of a bright future.

Check the nonprofit out at tahoeleagueforcharity.org.


The July 14 TLC meeting will be a catered lunch and tour of the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe facility. Members and guests are welcome. Attendance, however, will be limited. For reservations, contact Trudy Lesem at crimpco@aol.com or 530-546-0519 by July 7. Lunch will be $17.

The grant deadline date for non-profits is July 1, 2014. Applications for grants should be submitted to Tahoe League for Charity, PO Box 1524, Tahoe City, CA 96145. For grant applications or questions, contact Nileta Morton at morton@jutland.com or call 530-546-4559.

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