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Local business, service clubs and schools to host third annual Resource Fair Day

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; For the third year in a row local businesses and schools in cooperation with service clubs have partnered with the Rotary Club of Truckee to answer an unmet need in the community: Connecting high school students with a broad range of local and regional resources for their lives after high school.

On March 30, 2012 the North Tahoe Conference Center at Kings Beach will host 380 high school juniors for a day long Resource Fair. Student will hear keynote speaker Isabelle Rodriguez and roam 10 stations which aim to provide valuable information students need as they enter their senior year. Topics will focus on popular themes such as job trends, service and vocational opportunities, financial aid and career assessment. Sierra College and Sierra Nevada College representatives will also be present to answer questions about career training and educational degree options.

and#8220;The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and neighboring schools appreciate the efforts of the local community to provide support to the students at our high schools,and#8221; said Steve Jennings, Truckee Rotary Club member and former superintendent of the school district. and#8220;This is an excellent example of how local businesses and service clubs can work with schools for the benefit of our students. We live in a community that is rich in knowledge, talent and resources, and we value these efforts that benefit our students.and#8221;-

Truckee, Tahoe City and Incline Village, Nev. Rotary groups, as well as Soroptimist and Optimist clubs are sponsoring the event on Friday, March 30 at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The club has partnered with TTSUD, Incline Village High School to provide bus transportation for more than 380 juniors from four area high schools and other private academic institutions. Truckee Rotary, HeyChef! and the Truckee Police Department will provide a barbecue lunch for the students, and several local businesses have donated raffle prizes.

The Rotary Club of Truckee founded this event in 2010 with the help of TTUSD and local businesses. Since then it has grown to encompass private schools and Incline Village, Nev. students. The Resource Fair committee, headed by Pat Gibbons-Johnson, Greg McDougall and Holly Verbeck has a mission of providing juniors with a day to explore available resources as they begin to chart their future beyond high school. To donate time or financial assistance please contact any of the service organizations or the Resource Fair committee members, or email Verbeck at Holly@HeyChef.com.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com