Jeans for Teens Drive
The Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA club is collecting blue jeans through Jan. 8 to be donated to local children in need. Jeans in all condition are accepted. Drop off locations include Rhinelander schools, Rhinelander District Library, A La Mode, Bath and Body Creations, Northern Coffee and the YMCA. Jeans for Teens is one of several annual service projects undertaken by FBLA/DECA.
Bar association awards scholarship
The Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association has selected Holly Stenz as the recipient of the organization’s Legal Education Scholarship for 2019. Stenz has ties to Crandon is currently a second year law student at Marquette University law school and will graduate in May 2021. Stenz was selected for the $3,000 award based on her academic qualifications and her ties to the local community. The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual on the basis of a combination of past and potential academic performance, financial need, course of study and connections to Oneida, Vilas or Forest counties.
AAUW Northwoods presents ‘Ancestral Women’s Project’
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Northwoods Branch is presenting a program featuring Mary Burns’ original “Ancestral Women Project.” The program takes place 5:30 p.m., Jan. 6 at the Lac du Flambeau Lake of the Torches Casino. It includes select tapestries and performances by native women centered on the stories of the women featured in the tapestries. It is free and open to the public. AAUW Northwoods is a non-partisan, non-profit local branch of the national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The group’s philanthropy includes scholarships for women returning to college through the Nicolet Foundation, Northern Wisconsin Task Force on Literacy, Girls on the Run and other community activities.
Park City deemed ‘Dementia Friendly’
Park City Credit Union has received its Dementia Friendly certification. The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin granted the certification, which means Park City is equipped to serve people with memory loss and their families.
“During this process we learned about the social stigma associated with memory loss and how we can promote a sense of independence and be more supportive,” said Park City CEO Val Mindak. “By being more dementia aware, our community becomes stronger. I encourage other businesses and organizations to do the same.”
Statistics show one in 10 people over the age 65 of has Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia.
Northwoods school district receives AP recognition
Northland Pines School District has made the College Board’s district honor roll. The distinction recognizes school districts in the U.S. and Canada for significant gains made in student access to, and success in AP classes. To be included on the honor roll, Northland Pines had to increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
“Credit for this great honor goes to our staff and students,” said Scott Foster, Northland Pines District Administrator. “The Northland Pines School District and its Board of Education put a priority on creating rigorous opportunities for our students. Through hard work and dedication students and staff have taken advantage of these opportunities and excelled. We look forward to continuing with this strong tradition and improving in the future.”
The AP district honor roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2017-2019, looking across 38 AP exams.