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Harris gets $24K fellowship

June 5, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor Melinda Harris, a Preston Junior High history teacher, was awarded a $24,000 fellowship from the James Madison Fellowship foundation to further her education. “I have wanted to apply or this for 10 years, but never had the courage until this year,” Harris said. Harris will work on a...

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McCarthy presented award

June 5, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A Preston Junior High School teacher has received an award for “World’s Best Teacher” thanks to the efforts of one of her students. Seventh-grade English teacher Jan McCarthy was presented the award Thursday by Poole and Willis Orthodontics, of Logan and Smithfield. They come to Preston once per...

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120 seniors graduate from PHS

May 28, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN Citizen staff writer On Thursday 120 seniors and 12 foreign-exchange students participated in Preston High School Commencement Exercises. The gymnasium was nearly full with friends and family supporting the graduates as they took the final steps of their high school career. The processional, “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” performed by the PHS...

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West Side graduates forty-six

May 28, 2013
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By JEAN CARTER Citizen staff “Make Our Mark!” Forty-six West Side seniors graduated to that theme last week, where they shared laughter, tears and hugs as they took their final walk as members of West Side High School. Salutatorian Samantha Winward told fellow students to prepare for the future without fear. “We are happy...

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Summers gets Teacher of Year nod

May 24, 2013
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West Side’s Jim Summers gets Teacher of Year award from USU recently.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant Editor DAYTON – West Side’s long-time instructor in agriculture sciences and technology was recently recognized at the Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) awards ceremony at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Jim Summers, who has served as an ag science teacher at West Side High School for 39 years,...

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Nucor grants

May 23, 2013
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Pioneer Elementary School teacher Chrystal Malcom works with her class on a reading project recently. Malcom was awarded $1050 to obtain a ceiling mounted projector in her classroom from the Nucor steel company. Nucor awarded five grants to the Preston School District. Kelly Blumberg from PJHS received $637 for an iPad and software to...

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More PSD employees announce retirement

May 23, 2013
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By LORI HUESSER  Preston School District Preston School District is announcing three more employees who are retiring at the end of the 2012-13 school year. They are Germaine Roberts, Elaine Womack and Lynn Womack. They were honored at a retirement reception on Monday, May 20. Germaine Roberts has been with the district for 16...

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Povey honored: Clifton native wins prestigious award

May 22, 2013
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Chuck Povey poses with Gunner, one of her horses, Friday.
Povey was chosen as the College of Southern Idaho’s
Female Athlete of the Year by College President Jerry
Beck at a banquet on May 1.

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Chuck Povey, of Clifton, was honored at College of Southern Idaho as the Female Athlete of the Year by college president Jerry Beck at a banquet recently. The West Side High School graduate was chosen from all the women’s sports teams at the college, including basketball, softball, volleyball...

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Double wins at State

May 21, 2013
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West Side boys and girls track win titles  By CONNOR WALDRON  WS sports reporter and ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – The long ride back to Dayton from Boise on Saturday evening was made a lot shorter for West Side track athletes knowing they had just made school history. Both the girls and...

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Indians do well at state

May 21, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Indians traveled to Boise for the 4A State Track meet last week. The final results came in with the girls placing 10th overall with 22 points and the boys 16th overall with 13.5 points. “Overall we felt good about the state meet,” said coach Brandon Lyon. “There...

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