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EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Talent search to hold open house

Lake Tahoe Unified School District’s new Education Talent Search program will hold an open house to inform parents and students of its new services.

The event will be held at March 13 at South Tahoe Middle School’s room 37.

The ETS Program is designed to help students whose parents never graduated from a four-year university. The program offers services like test-taking strategies, tutoring sessions, college preparation and free trips to visit colleges. ETS staff help students help identify career interests and learn about them firsthand.

The program, funded a U.S. Department of Education grant, aims to increase the number of local students entering college, increase the number of students graduating high school and decrease middle school and high school dropout rates.

To be eligible for ETS, students must be from low-income families, be the first in their family to go to a four-year college and be a legal or permanent resident of the U.S. They must have the desire to graduate high school, enroll in a university immediately following graduation and obtain a college degree.

At the open house, parents and students will be able to meet the counselors, ask questions and enroll. Evening snacks will be provided. The event runs from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

George Whittell talent showed moved to Thursday

George Whittell High School’s talent show, “Whittell’s Got Talent!,” has moved to Thursday. The event will start at 6 p.m. and will be held in the school’s Commons.

Sierra Lutheran High School offers information night

Sierra Lutheran High School in the Carson Valley will host an open house on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The school is located off Interstate 395, just south of Carson City. The school is accessible by BlueGo from South Lake Tahoe.

The information night will offer attendees a comprehensive look at the school’s programs.

“Our upcoming information night allows families who are considering their current, and/or future, educational options to learn about Sierra Lutheran’s comprehensive academic and extracurricular opportunities within a nurturing, Christian environment,” executive director Brian Underwood said in a statement.

To reserve a packet, RSVP to underwood@slhs.com. For more information, visit slhs.com.

“Tartuffe: Born Again” opens at college theater

Theater’s most devilish hypocrite comes to the Duke Theatre stage in this hit modern adaptation of Moliere’s 17th century classic comedy.

Tartuffe is now a shamed televangelist who uses his telegenic charms to scam the wealthy Orgon into financing his new television show.

Written in modern verse, this fast-paced and hilarious play shines a light on religious hypocrisy and those who manipulate the media to enhance their own image and exploit the unsuspecting for personal advantage. Moliere’s legendary comedic characters are delightfully at home in this modern day version that played at New York’s Circle in the Square.

The play runs March 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 8 p.m. and March 11 and 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and $5 for children and students with a student body card.


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