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Truckee Rotary gears up for annual High School Resource and Career Day

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TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Rotary Club of Truckee continues its tradition of helping local high school juniors maximize their success beyond high school with its Rotary Resource andamp; Career Day. This year the club has partnered with Tahoe City Rotary and the North Tahoe Public Utility District, which has graciously donated the use of the North Tahoe Event Center for the event. All 300 juniors in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District andamp;#8212; including students from the three local high schools, Forest Charter School and the three local private schools andamp;#8212; are invited to attend the Resource andamp; Career Day at the North Tahoe Event Center on Friday, March 25. The format features 10 different topics essential to juniors and their families as they transition into their senior year and begin focusing on life after high school. andamp;#8220;Fifty-two community volunteers, including Masons, Soroptomist and Optimists, are working together to help make the event a success for the students,andamp;#8221; said event organizer Greg McDougall. andamp;#8220;This is an exciting step toward an essential collaboration between local schools, businesses, and service organizations, not to mention a rewarding event for the students.andamp;#8221;Topics such as andamp;#8220;Whatandamp;#8217;s Hot (in the Job Market),andamp;#8221; andamp;#8220;Show Me the Moneyandamp;#8221; (college funding and scholarships), andamp;#8220;Other Options with a Purposeandamp;#8221; (Peace Corps, Job Corps, etc.), vocational programs, and dual credit enrollment and personal development programs with be featured. Sierra College and Sierra Nevada College representatives will also be present to answer questions about career training and educational degree options.The day will involve a scavenger hunt with prizes and food donated by local businesses, including a lunch barbecue. andamp;#8220;The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District appreciates the efforts of the local community to provide support to the students at our high schools,andamp;#8221; said Steve Jennings, Truckee Rotary Club member and superintendent of the school district. andamp;#8220;This is an excellent example of how local businesses and service clubs can work with the school district for the benefit of the schools. We live in a community that is rich in knowledge, talent and resources, and TTUSD values these efforts that benefit our students.andamp;#8221;andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

The Rotary Club of Truckee was chartered on Feb. 14, 1978 and has a membership of nearly 100 active members who share a compelling sense of duty to their community. The club supports local organizations and returns more than $80,000 annually to the community through grants, services, events and special funding. For more information, visit http://www.truckeerotary.com.


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