Rotary recognizes 7 Gateway students


SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – Seven Gateway Unified School District students were recognized for their spring semester achievements during the May 13 meeting of the Redding Sunrise Rotary Club. During the meeting, the Rotarians presented Central Valley High School Principal Jim Harrell with a check for $1,850. The money, when combined with the $650 raised by students during the club's third annual Shasta Lake Community Barbecue, brought the fund-raising effort total to $2,500.

The money will help fund the renovation of Central Valley High's Talon Hall into a full-fledged student union. At the meeting, Central Valley junior and student body vice-president Carmen Porras was awarded a scholarship to attend Camp Royal, a weeklong leadership training program held each summer at the BAR 717 Ranch in Hyampom.

The meeting's keynote speaker, Simpson University President Larry McKinney, emphasized the value of a college education. He illustrated his presentation by referring to his personal experience as the son of a rural Pennsylvania coal miner whose college education yielded a host of personal and professional opportunities.

Students honored

The following students were honored with $100 gift cards from Redding Sunrise Rotary, portable flash drive memory sticks from Shasta College, and certificates of achievement from both organizations: Central Valley High School senior Breanna Mackie, a standout volleyball player who will be attending California State University, Long Beach on a full-ride scholarship; Asaph Yuan, a senior who will be graduating from the Academy of Personalized Learning; Veronica Bush, a senior who will be graduating from Mountain Lakes High School; Miranda Gilbert, an eighth grader who will be graduating from Northwoods Discovery School; Nate Doran, an eighth grader who will be graduating from Rocky Point Charter School; Heaven Collins, an eighth grader at Shasta Lake School.


Article by Jon Lewis, Shasta Lake Bulletin