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Community Intrest High School Grants awarded by State RENO--Valedictorians and varsity athletes, cheerleaders and drama stars aren't the only students garnering recognition this spring at high schools throughout the state. Each junior who ranks in the top 10 percent of his or her class at Nevada's public and private high schools is earning a special bonus: A new, hardcover 10 h edition copy ofa Merriam Webster' s Collegiate Dictionary ($25 retail value), plus a certificate of Fall & Injuri Where: (and birth stress) of Childhood Simple tests to check the body structure and balance for prevention or treatment. Non-drug treatments available for; headaches, TMJ, knee, leg or back problems & more ---- III IIIII1'  1 When: May 10, 2:00 pm Calvada Sports Complex, 1234 Calvada Blvd, Pahrump, NV $10 per parent (bring your child) To register, call Karen: (702) 727-6412 Sponsored by Valley Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy i acknowledging the student as a Silver Scholar Recipient. The awards--to more than 2,000 juniors--will be made in ceremonies in individual communities throughout the state this April and May. The University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association began the Nevada's High School Silver Scholars' Pro- gram last year when 206 jun- iors at 13 high schools re- ceived dictionaries and cer- tificates. The lofty goal for this year's program to honor scholars at the state's 75- some secondary schools has been met through the gener- ous contributions of the Wilbur D. May Foundation, Norwest Bank of Nevada and Sierra Health Services. "Without these sponsor- ships, we certainly couldn't Chairs Tables Chinas Coffee-ends Rocke,, Bar Stools Lamps Mirrors Futons Audio TVNCR Stands Ent./Centers Ent./Walls Pictures Dressers Headboards Nite Stands Home Decor Reproduction, Toys & Gifts Poster Beds Pier Groups Bookcases Computer Furn. Desks Sofa/Loves Mattresses Antique Reproductions Accessories Available Plus Much Much, More Las Vegas Prices! I I I have taken the program to a statewide level," says Mike Davis, university director of alumni relations. "The directors of the Alumni Association truly believe one of their top objectives is to honor the best and brightest students in the state, and the Silver Scholars Program is a vehicle to do this." Sponsors agree, and emphasize the importance of reward- ing scholars on the cusp of their final year of pre-college education. "We hope that recognizing the academic achievements of juniors from across the state will help instill feelings of pride and success in these leaders of tomorrow," says Laura Schulte, northern Nevada division manager of Norwest Bank of Ne- vada. "By partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno A through the Silver Scholars' Program, we are encouraging V academic excellence and supporting the development of our future leaders," says Dr. Anthony M. Marlow, chairman and CEO of Sierra Health Services. "The program is so important because it reaches juniors, many of whom are not aware of the opportunities they have of going to college," says Dixie May, vice president of the Wilbur D. May Foundation. "This program tells them, I can do it." The program is a key reason why outstanding Churchill County High School senior Aaron Waller is heading to the University of Nevada, Reno, to study chemical engineering after graduation. The Fallon youth, who is also a champion weight lifter, was a 1996 Silver Scholar. "It solidified my choice to attend the university and pointed me in the right direction,"Aaron says, The Silver Scholars' Program gave me a good overview of what the university offers." Adds Aaron's father, Nelson "Randy" Waller: "Aaron received letters from several universities and has received other scholarships, but you can certainly say that the Silver Scholars' Program led him to Nevada." Students, their families, teachers, school administrators and community members aren't the only ones who will be involved with Silver Scholar award ceremonies. Nevada alumni are also helping university personnel coordinate the events. Carl Shaft, president of Bishop Manogue High School in Reno and former school administrator in Fernley, calls Silver Scholars' "One of the most exciting programs the university offers to high school juniors." I PAHRUMP VALLEY 1 TEMPORARY LABOR SERVICE 727-4144