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Foundation honors educators, scholars

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The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation will recognize and honor recipients of the 2002 Graduate Fellowships, the Quality Education Classroom Grants, retiring educators and support staff and the 2002 Friend of Education on May 30 at Harrah’s Special Events Center.

Educators who are retiring from the school district and will be honored for their years of dedicated service are Joan Bamberger, Doug Forte, Cookie Rork, Jim Stevens, Cathy Caple and Rosalie Svare. Linda Kolesar of the school district support staff also is retiring and will be honored.

The 2002 Graduate Fellowships will be awarded to Derek Beller and Sara Baker. Successful candidates for this fellowship of $1,000 each are graduates of South Tahoe High School who are in their graduate year of college majoring in education.

Past foundation board members John D. Marchini, Mickey Madden, Donna Barker, Craig Schorr and Manuel Jimenez will be recognized for their service and Laine Photolabs, Inc., will receive the 2002 Friend of Education award.

Nine Quality Education Classroom Grants will be acknowledged and explained to the audience in a visual presentation. Recipients include “Dictionaries in the Classroom and Garden Project”, Tahoe Valley School; “Parent Education Library”, Al Tahoe Elementary School; “Heart Health and Independent Reading with a Twist”, South Tahoe Middle School; “Family Literacy with Audiobooks and Project Read to Me”, Bijou Community School; “Western 100”, South Tahoe High School; and “Read Naturally”, Home School outreach at Meyers Elementary School.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. with no-host cocktails and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and reservations may be made by contacting Del Laine at (530) 544-6249, faxing (530) 544-8889 or e-mail LaineTahoe@aol.com. The public is invited to attend and join in the celebration to honor all the distinguished guests. Reservations must be made by May 27.


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