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Imagine trying to evacuate your home to escape a raging wildfire at a moment's notice. How would you be able to bring all of your personal belongings and animals with you?

During the early stages of the King Fire in El Dorado County, CA, which to this date has burned tens of thousands of acres, the Ponderosa FFA Chapter has opened the gates of its school farm to welcome animals displaced by the evacuations of our surrounding communities. Many of these animals had to be rescued after families were rushed out of their homes at a minutes notice.  Advisors, students and parents of the Ponderosa FFA Chapter have been helping tend to goats, sheep, pigs and an assortment of over 200 chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys.

Ponderosa FFA, Digging into Opportunity

Ponderosa FFA, Digging into Opportunity

A key word comes to mind when you think of the 2013-2014 year in the Ponderosa FFA Chapter; growth. From speaking competitions to agricultural projects, the Ponderosa FFA has provided excellent opportunities for its members to grow.

The Future Farmers of America, also known as the FFA, promotes premier leadership, personal growth and career success through vocational agriculture education. The Ponderosa FFA Chapter is celebrating its 50th year anniversary and is one of the 7,570 FFA Chapters across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is home to a relatively small fraction of the organization's over half a million members.

Science Camp Preview Day

Science Camp Preview Day

Twenty-five eighth graders from Merryhill and Courtyard Middle schools came out last Wednesday May 14th to the Health Science Camp headquarters at California Northstate University in the Laguna West area of Elk Grove.

The middle school kids learned fingerprint techniques, and had their own prints taken by a Department of Justice official.  They also were taught how to take blood pressure readings and other vital signs on a Laerdal human simulator robot, which will be a lab section taught at the Camp this coming June 16-20.

Check out the visit photos on the website for California Northstate University at: www.cnsu.edu/science-camp.

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Sign up now with a Spring Break Special on tuition

Sign up now with a Spring Break Special on tuition

Hurry, as the Spring Break Special for California Northstate Summer Health Science Camp will end on Friday April 25th...If you buy one Summer Health Science Camp tuition, you will receive 50% off the second tuition!  Get your friends to join you for even more fun; check out our website at: www.cnsu.edu/science-camp.

Family Financial Cents: I LOVE Saving!

Family Financial Cents: I LOVE Saving!

It’s been said that, “money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does buy choices” and choices can often create a more comfortable life. With CHOICES in mind, if I were to ask you what your heart’s desire was right now, what would you say? What choices would you truly like to be able to make if finances were not a concern?

VIP Extends Deadline to Apply for 2014 Women in Technology Scholarship

VIP Extends Deadline to Apply for 2014 Women in Technology Scholarship

In an effort to accommodate sustained interest in this year’s scholarship, Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) has extended the deadline to apply for its 2014 Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) program to March 10, 2014. Now in its seventh year, the program awards multiple scholarships of up to $2,500 per recipient to women pursuing a career in computer science, information technology (IT), management information systems or another related field.

“The number of women currently working in the technology industry is shockingly low,” said Jonna Ward, CEO of VIP. “The WITS program was created to break down those barriers and empower highly-motivated women to achieve their educational goals and progress confidently into their careers.”

13 Ways for School-Age Entrepreneurs to Build Their Networks

13 Ways for School-Age Entrepreneurs to Build Their Networks

What’s one tip you’d give a school-age entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken seriously?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Take the Role of the Mentee

I was able to build my network at a young age by taking the role of an innocent mentee trying to learn as much as I could from the older and wiser. For young people, flattery is one of the best tools that you can use to connect with power players.