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Applications Available for Teen Leadership Camp

Issue Concerning Adolescents of Nevada (I.C.A.N.) will host its 2011 Leadership Camp from June 20-26 at Camp Lee Canyon.

Applications for the camp are now available for children and teens ages 11 through 17 and will be accepted through May 1.

Camp Lee Canyon is located 45 miles northwest of the Las Vegas Valley in the Toiyabe National Forest. The event will consist of speakers, workshops and curriculum to educate and empower young adults to be self-reliant, inspirational peer and community role models.

Through the leadership training experienced at camp, participants learn how to make smart decisions, maintain their stress levels and educate others on drug prevention. Of last year's participants, all claimed to have found at least one friend who will help them stay drug-free.

The cost is $250 per child and includes food, lodging, workshops, speakers, a T-shirt, materials and activities, including a dance, campfires and talent show.

Springs Preserve Hosts Children's Festival

Springs Preserve Hosts Children's Festival

Springs Preserve will host its second annual Día del Niño festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 9.

The festival offers fun for children of all ages, including clowns and magicians, dancing and singing groups, and interactive games including a live soccer match, as well as traditional Mexican food and drink, hands-on arts and crafts workshops and a magical theatrical rendition of the "Wizard of Oz." Children can also participate in Telemundo TV-39's "sustainable" talent show.

Celebrated worldwide at various times throughout the year, notably in countries such as Mexico, Día del Niño is all about the little ones. Visit www.springspreserve.org or call 822-7700 for more information. Tickets can be purchased in advance online and will cost $1 less than at the door.

Green Valley High Receives $100,000 Donation from Rivera Family

Green Valley High Receives $100,000 Donation from Rivera Family

Green Valley High School received Thursday a $100,000 donation on behalf of former teaching assistant Linda Rivera.

Family and friends of Rivera present GVHS administrators with the donation at the school's winter sports banquet.

Along with Rivera's service in the classroom, her husband, Richard, has been a dedicated supporter of sports programs, in which their two recently graduated sons were involved in wrestling and soccer. A majority of the funds will go toward wrestling and science activities. Additional programs such as the ProStart culinary curriculum, Best Buddies and autistic/special needs groups will benefit from the donation.

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.

Del Webb Students Win FBI Competition

Del Webb Students Win FBI Competition

Del Webb Middle School won the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge 6th Grade National Championship for the month of January 2011.

The monthly program, which runs each school year from September through May, is a free educational program that delivers critical Internet safety information in a fun, competitive format to students in grades 3-8, with a separate monthly challenge for each grade level. The goal of the program is to provide students with knowledge about how to avoid dangerous situations on the internet, specifically internet predators. Each month, students from registered schools take an online pre-quiz, learning about internet safety in the scavenger hunt and then taking an online quiz.

Kids Perform "King Arthur's Quest" Saturday

Kids Perform "King Arthur's Quest" Saturday

Local children from kindergarten through high school will star in a full-scale production of King Arthur's Quest Saturday at Henderson Multigenerational Center.

Performances take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased at the door. Cash and checks are accepted.

King Arthur's Quest puts an original twist on a familiar story. Set in medieval England, the musical follows the historical legend, King Arthur, on a journey full of surprises from dragons to sorcerers and knights.

City Offers Job Training Program for Teens

City Offers Job Training Program for Teens

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is offering teens an enriching summer program that provides both career and life skills.

The purpose of the department’s Teens-N-Training (TNT) junior leader program is to train teens to become future recreation leaders and to provide assistance with the Parks and Recreation Department's summer programs. TNT encourages self-confidence and positive communication skills. Responsible teens selected to participate are assigned based on skills, interests, availability, and location preference.

Applications are available online at cityofhenderson.com (type TNT in the search box) and at all City of Henderson recreation centers. Participation is open to teens ages 14 and 15 at a cost of $110.