Ford, AAA award scholarships at auto skills competition
Two high school seniors representing the Cassia Regional Technology Center in Burley won the Idaho state Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition in Nampa in May, earning awards and scholarships totaling $41,500 each.
Nathanael Brown and Jasper Moser placed first in the competition by correctly diagnosing and repairing a deliberately bugged 2013 Ford Focus. The students and their instructor, Scott Street, advance to the national finals in Dearborn, Mich., in June.
Second-place winners Dallas Larsen and Chase Rinas, representing Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls and instructed by Colby Park, each received $19,000 in scholarships to two-year automotive programs.
Third-place winners Dalton Penrod and lance Lincoln, representing Canyon-Owyhee School Services in Wilder and instructed by Gary Schleicher, earch received $11,500 in scholarships.
Sponsors and schools donated more than $207,000 in prizes and scholarships. The competition is to encourage students to pursue education and positions in the auto technology field.
Forest products group awards grants for forest education
The Idaho Forest Products Commission has awarded 17 grants to help young people learn more about Idaho forests, forest management and forest products. Grants were for up to $250 each.
The grants will help fund participation in the Idaho State Forestry Contest and in field trips such as Forest Owners Field Day and Walk in the Wood Field Day, Forest Service involvement in summer camps, and science projects.
CenturyLink supports middle school philanthropy
CenturyLink is awarding $30,000 to Idaho nonprofits through its Middle School Philanthropy program.
Ten middle school classes get to award $3,000 each to nonprofit organizations they study druing the school year. The program’s goal is to increase the students’ awareness of needs in their communities and create a lifelong interest in volunteerism and community involvement.
Saint Alphonsus walks for heart health
Saint Alphonsus associates, physicians and friends participated in the American Heart Association Heart Walk May 18.
Saint Alphonsus was the No. 3 fundraising team, bringing in $5,624. More than 2,000 participants walked in the event, raising $126,361 to help fund AHA research, education and advocacy efforts in Idaho.