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School to host scholarship fair tomorrow

A scholarship fair for Williams High School graduating seniors will be held from 1:15-2:45 p.m. tomorrow at the WHS library.

Seniors who are pursuing post-high school education will meet with local sponsors of scholarships to pick up applications for monetary awards. Local sponsors are providing an estimated $16,800 to the class of 2003, said Denise Heiss, WHS guidance counselor.

Applications are due to sponsors by April 1. Scholarships will be presented to students at the annual WHS awards night at 7 p.m. May 14. The ceremony will be held in the Williams Elementary-Middle School auditorium.

Through the award of scholarships, students are not only relieved of some of the financial burdens that continued education requires, but gain confidence and are encouraged to pursue their dreams, said Heiss.

For more information, contact Heiss at 635-4474.

Parent education classes offered today

Two parent education classes are being offered at the Williams Elementary-Middle School library today from 7-8 p.m. Free childcare is available during the class.

The first class is called “Active Parenting” and is a class for parents who have children of all ages. Parents will have the opportunity to learn new parenting styles and tips on solving family problems. Parents will also learn how to encourage their children, instill confidence, deal with power struggles, stimulate independence and teach responsibility.

The second class is called “Los Ninos Bien Educados.” This class is designed for Hispanic families and is taught in Spanish. Parents learn about basic child development, how to instill confidence and stimulate independence in their child and how to teach responsibility. Parents will also learn some of the different expectations of the education system in the United States.

All classes are free.

Head Start seeks applications

The Williams-Grand Canyon Head Start is accepting applications for enrollment for this school year. Children must be three-years-old by Dec. 31, 2002.

For more information, call 635-4273 or stop by 310 W. Sherman for an application.

Hispanic forum to be held tomorrow

The Williams Hispanic Forum is hosting a town hall meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Williams Elementary-Middle School cafeteria. Free childcare will be available.

The purpose of the meeting is to increase school success of Latino youth by identifying action steps that address concerns that have already been identified by the Williams Hispanic Forum.

Senior class to host pageant

The senior class will be hosting the first annual Mr. Orange and Black Pageant at 7 p.m. March 25 in the Williams High School Gym.

Tickets are on sale now from any senior class member. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Admission is $2 per person. Children ages five and under are free with one paying adult.

Come and support the seniors.

St. Patty’s dinner offered Saturday

The Community United Methodist Church will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner in honor of St. Patrick’s day March 15.

Dinner will be offered from 5-7 p.m. The menu will feature corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, Irish soda bread, a beverage and dessert.

Tickets for adults costs $5, children ages 3 to 12 are $3 and children under age three are free. The cost per family is $15. Tickets may be purchased in advance.

Financial advisor available today

A financial aid advisor will be available at the Coconino Community College in Williams today from 2-4 p.m. The local campus is located at the corner of South Seventh and Oak streets.

FAFSA forms will be available or view FAFSA on the Web.

For more information, call 635-1325.

Open gym

available weekly

Open gym style basketball for high school students and adults is held Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Williams Elementary-Middle School gymnasium.

Open gym style volleyball for high school students and adults is held from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the WEMS gym.

For more information, contact Rose Newbold at 635-1496.

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