IN OUR SCHOOLS: 'Spin for Kids' at Altru ... Jenkinson to speak at Red River ... Students place at business day ... moreAltru Health System will host a “Spin for Kids” fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 9 at Schroeder Middle School in Grand Forks
By: Lisa Gulya, Grand Forks Herald
Altru launches‘Spin for Kids’
Altru Health System will host a “Spin for Kids” fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 9 at Schroeder Middle School in Grand Forks.
The indoor bike race on stationary bikes will raise money for supportive programs, services and equipment for area children with special needs.
“We are very excited for our second annual Spin for Kids race,” said Maureen Riley, Spin for Kids coordinator.
“Last year, we raised over $20,000 to benefit kids and families in our region, and we hope to do just as well, if not better, this year.”
Altru’s Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Services treats neurological, orthopedic and genetic disorders, as well as problems associated with premature birth and developmental delays.
The department works to help each child by enhancing function and fostering independence through innovative therapeutic programming.
For more information or to register, call (701) 780-2516.
Jenkinson to talk at Red River
Clay Jenkinson will speak Wednesday as Theodore Roosevelt at Red River High School.
A humanities scholar at Dickinson ( N.D.)State University, Jenkinson will speak during the dedication of a satellite kiosk that gives students access to Theodore Roosevelt’s digitized writings.
The dedication begins at 3:15 p.m. in Red River’s library.
Students place at business day
Nine Future Business Leaders of America members from Red River High School competed at Business Activities Day on Jan. 27 at Mayville (N.D.) State University.
Josh Frenzel placed first in accounting; Ben Keiser placed first in general business.
Students will attend the State Leadership Conference from March 27 to March 29 in Grand Forks.
EGF takes first at speech tourney
East Grand Forks students took first place in a novice speech meet Feb 15 at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton.
East Grand Forks students placing first were ninth-grader Ruben Flores for prose and extemporaneous speaking; ninth-grader Ashley Normandin for extemporaneous reading; and eighth-grader Abby Plumley for storytelling.
SPA receives $700 from Ulland
The Summer Performing Arts program received $700 from the Ulland Foundation for 2011 student scholarships.
The Ulland Foundation supports the development and enhancement of parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities in Grand Forks.
Career exploring for deaf students
Applications are being accepted for a six-day career exploration camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing college-bound high school sophomores and juniors.
The 2011 Explore Your Future program will take place at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf during two sessions, July 16-July 21 and July 23-July 28.
The six-day program allows students to experience life on a college campus and participate in hands-on activities related to careers in engineering, art, business, computers and science.
The final day includes a parent workshop with information about preparing students for life after high school.
Students can apply online at www.rit.edu/NTID/
More information is available by phone, (585) 475-6700 (voice/TTY), or by e-mail, EYFinfo@rit.edu. Applications are due April 30.
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