Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2001

'Dads on Duty' raffle offers labor to winner

Auke Bay Cooperative Preschool is conducting its annual "Dads on Duty" raffle ticket fund raiser. The grand prize winner will receive six men for six hours to do projects.

Moms will be selling tickets at Carrs on Saturday April 7. Tickets are $4 each for three for $10.

For more information or to purchase tickets call Stacey at 790-4861, or Auke Bay Preschool at 789-2302.

Juneau Gun Club's 3-Gun Shoots underway

The Juneau Gun Club held it's 4th annual Legislative 3-Gun Shoot on March 24. Twenty three-person teams of Legislators and staffers participated in the event.

Legislative aide Jos Govaars' team of Ketchikan captured the highest score with a 77 out of a possible 96. The Bushwhackers, captained by Legislative aide Pat Carter, took second and Sen. Kim Elton's Pigeon Preservation Society seized third place.

A 3-gun shoot scheduled for April 21 and 22 at the Juneau Gun Club is open to the public. The Gun Club is also open to the public for trapshooting on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Law Day comes to Hoonah on May 1

"Protecting the Best Interests of our Children" is the focus of the 43rd anniversary of Law Day being celebrated with an open house at the Hoonah District Court.

A poster art and coloring contest will be judged at the District Court running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 1. Volunteers will also be available to fingerprint your child.

Deadline for entries is April 25 at the Hoonah Courthouse. The coloring contest is open to children from preschool through third grade and the poster contest is open to grades four through eight.

Student leadership institute offered

Southeast high school juniors and seniors may apply for the free College Bound Student Leaderhip Institute to be held on the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus from June 3 to June 15.

"This is an opportunity for high school students to experience college life as well as gain valuable skills to help in the development of their leadership styles," said University of Alaska institute coordinator Timi Tullis.

Students selected for the Institute will receive free transportation from their homes to and from Juneau. In addition, campus housing and food will be provided. Institute funding is provided by a 3-year grant from first National Bank.

The primary criterion for selection is an interest in leadership. Some preference will be given to students from low-income communities or families.

Participants at the June Institute will take part in events such as team building, leadership skills, time management, diversity, job shadowing, conducting meetings, volunteering, critical thinking and more. Plans to attend college are not a criterion. However, Tullis said, "Typically we see student leaders are people who choose the next stop, which is college. We'd like to help prepare them for what they can expect at a university."

Student Leadership Institute participants will be taught and supervised by UAS faculty and staff. They will also receive two college credits for taking part.

Applications are due April 2. For information or an application packet, call UAS at 465-6457.

Classroom projects featured at exhibit

Classroom projects from teachers across the state will be featured Thursday and Friday during the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation's Spring Teacher Conference at Centennial Hall.

Among the projects are apple orchards, greenhouses, fossils and silver salmon DNA codes. The conference is held annually for teachers who have implemented an ASTF grant of up to $5,000 in their classrooms for math and science projects.

Each teacher who received a grant in 2000 will set up a booth at Centennial Hall to demonstrate their classroom project.

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