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Education Notes: Mountain View High students shave heads for charity

Education Notes: Mountain View High students shave heads for charity
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Charity head-shaving at Mountain View

Mountain View High School hosted a St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event earlier this month to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

The event raised more than $6,000 as 47 volunteers had their heads shaved at the event.

Info session to focus on military academies

Rep. Martha McSally is inviting local high school students and their parents or guardians to attend Academy Day on Saturday, April 7, to learn about applying to U.S. service academies.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Empire High School auditorium, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way.

Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the University of Arizona R.O.T.C. will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the nomination and application process. McSally will be present to talk with students about her experiences.

Nominations from members of Congress are required for the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination.

Rincon High students lauded for park work

Student volunteers of Rincon Speaks from Rincon High School will be recognized for their ongoing commitment to removing litter and reporting maintenance needs at Linden Park.

For more than a year, volunteers have adopted Linden Park through the Tucson Clean & Beautiful Adopt-a-Park and Public Areas Program.

The program was established in 1984 to address the growing problem of litter, helping to keep public areas cleaner and safer.

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