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Chester Progressive Wednesday, June 17, 2015 5A Joshua Luther plays contra bass clarinet in the Chester High School band, which played a rendition of John Williams' "Raiders March" and the 'CHS Alma Mater," directed by Chester High music teacher Jane Brown. Photos by Stacy Fisher GRADS, from page 4A Eddie Perez, Albert Templeton, Jeremiah White and Quinton Wilkinson. The California Scholarship Federation Awards 100 percent members are Rebecca Branch, Hannah Edwards, Lanee Hansen, Allison House and Quinton Wilkinson. CSF life members are Ashley Clarke, Lily Kenyon, Eddie Perez, Julie Peterson, Albert Templeton and Jeremiah White. CSF members are Corin Houlihan, Audra MacDonald, Wyatt Durkin, Megan Garrett and Chad Ragan. Recipients receive the gold cord honor and seal bearer status. Chester/Lake Almanor Booster scholarships: $500 each to Rebecca Branch and Eddie Perez. Almanor Fishing Association: $1,000 to Quinton Wilkinson. Lake Almanor Elks No. 2626: Total of $11,800 to Alyssa Ayers, Albert Templeton, Rebecca Branch, Michael Harris, Eddie Perez and Quinton Wilkinson. Jane O'Brien Memorial Scholarship: $750 to Alyssa Ayers. Brian Johnson Memorial Scholarship: $500 to Eddie Perez. Outstanding Senior Project Awards: Ashley Clarke, Audra MacDonald, Jer White, Javier Contreras, Joseph James, Robert Heffley, Dakota Strand, Allison House, Lily Kenyon, Quinton Wilkinson, Brett Perry, Alyssa Ayers, Rebecca Branch, Hannah Edwards, Julie Peterson and Israel Fernandez. American School Counselor Association: Graduates hand out flowers to their parents in appreciation of their love and support during the presentation of roses. Tracy Thurber (left) participates with daughter Allison House, who plans to attend Feather River College to earn a degree in elementary education. $3,000 each to Joseph James, Javier Contreras and Michael Harris. Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen: $1,000 to Eddie Perez. Sons of Italy Western Foundation: $1,000 to Rebecca Branch. Chester Lions Club Scholarship: $750 to Allison House, Albert Templeton and Eddie Perez. Northern California Scholarship Foundation: $8,000 to Rebecca Branch. Chester High School Parent Teacher Student Association Scholarships: $250 to Megan Garrett and Allison House. 00EATING COOLING" ELECTRIC" University and foundation awards Sonoma State University Presidential Scholar Award: $1,000 to Rebecca Branch. Special opportunities From June 13 - 15, high school sophomores from across the state, including Chester High student Gynell Higby, converge on the Sacramento State University campus to stretch their leadership skills through the HOBY organization, a leadership program designed to help sophomores discover and sharpen their leadership skills. They learn how to think, not what to think, said organizers. Students who have gone in the past have come back to school. empowered to achieve their highest potential. Photo submitted Chester High students Michelle Branch and Alison Mahaffey are set to represent their school at this year's RYLA camp. The Rotary Youth Leadership Award allows students from northern Nevada and northeastern California to attend the camp right after school lets out, spending a week in a challenging program of discussions, inspirational addresses, character-building activities and social activities designed to enhance personal development, leadership skills and good citizenship. School officials said they are proud of these students for stepping up into this opportunity, and thanks the local Rotary Club for making it happen. Photo submitted Boys' State is a weeklong camp sponsored by local American Legion Post No. 664. One 11th-grader, Ricky O'Kelley, was selected to attend, and this year he will be the Chester High School representative. During the intensive week, students will learn about parliamentary procedure as they take on different roles in the mock government they set up for the week. Students from all over California will be attending the camp at Cal State Sacramento from June 20 to 27. Photo submitted Discover Lassen hosts hike to Homer Lake near Westwood Folks are invited to discover Lassen County by joining Lassen Land and Trails Trust on a 5-mile hike to Homer Lake on Saturday, June 20. Meet at 8 a.m. at the historic Susanville railroad depot (on the deck at the left side of the building) or at 8:45 a.m. in Westwood at the junction of Highway 36 and A21 (parking area next to the Shell Station). Homer Lake is situated about 5 miles southeast of Westwood at 6,600 feet on Keddie Ridge. It was designated as a special interest area by the U.S. Forest Service in 2006 to protect its scenic, cultural and recreational values. This means that it is only open to nonmotorized activities. There are two other lakes on the trail past Homer Lake -- Hidden Lake and Deerhart Lake. Hikers may consider going on to explore these lakes as well. The Homer/Deerhart Special Interest Area is part of Mountain Meadows, an area sacred to the Mountain Maidu people who are native to this region. The BREAKING NEWS WEATHER REAL ESTATE SPORTS OBITUARIES BUSINESS ADVERTISING whole area is an important place spiritually and also for the collection of important medicinal plants. Limited space is available on the hike. Registration is free and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, call Lassen Land and Trails Trust at 257-3252 or email info@lassenlandandtrails or friend the trust at facebook/LassenLand Trust or join the Trust's Meet Up group at Lassen Land and Trails Trust, a nonprofit member-supported organization, actively works to conserve significant natural areas and working landscapes and to promote and enhance a system of leading public trails in northeastern California- where the Sierra Nevada, Cascade Range, Modoc Plateau and Great Basin converge, a unique region rich in agricultural heritage, wildlife and scenic vistas. For more information about the trust's work or about trails to enjoy, visit lassenlandandtrails 00|iRPLUMBING Insure Your Family's Safety and Comforfl I I : & SAFETY INSPECTION : I ,' A/C $99. SWAMP COOLERS $159 ,', I Offer and coupon valid through June 30. Not valid with any other offer or coupon. 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