Weather
The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Legal Notices
Calendar
Polls
Columns
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Coming Soon...
Wednesday, Aug 23
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Thursday, Aug 24
10:00 AM Summertime Tours
10:00 AM Summertime Tours At Angels Camp Museum
05:00 PM Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Friday, Aug 25
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Aug 26
07:00 AM Mountain Ranch "Day in the Park"
04:00 PM Hoedown for Habitat
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
Sunday, Aug 27
04:30 AM Advance Your Photography
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
Tuesday, Aug 29
04:30 PM Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in August
06:30 PM CHP San Andreas Hosts Teen Driving Class
Wednesday, Aug 30
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Thursday, Aug 31
10:00 AM Summertime Tours
10:00 AM Summertime Tours At Angels Camp Museum
Friday, Sep 1
07:00 PM Don't Miss The "First Fridays" Dinner Show With Jill Warren At Sequoia Woods
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Sep 2
10:00 AM 45th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
Sunday, Sep 3
Until 05:00 PM 45th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
02:00 PM LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING "Brands of Calaveras County California 1854-1880"
Tuesday, Sep 5
04:30 PM Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in August

Search Announcements




Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/20/2012 07:25 AM Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/20/2012 07:25 AM
Expires: 01/01/2017 12:00 AM
:

PSR/Sacramento Opens 2013 High School Scholarship Essay Contest Early in Response to Sandy Hook School Shooting

Sacramento, CA...PSR/Sacramento announces its annual High School Scholarship Essay Contest, open to high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba). The prompt for this year's contest is a position statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, published in April of 2000: "Firearm regulations, to include bans of handguns and assault weapons, are the most effective way to reduce firearm related injuries.” The PSR/Sacramento steering ....

committee had decided on December 8 to use this prompt for the 2013 essay contest, just six days before the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in which 20 children and six adults were killed. PSR/Sacramento usually waits to open its essay contest until the beginning of the New Year, after students return from winter break. In the words of PSR/Sacramento President, Dr. Harry Wang, who is a child and adolescent psychiatrist:

Like all Americans, we are heartsick over the Sandy Hook massacre, and we grieve for the victims and their families. We are opening the high school scholarship essay contest early this year to offer a constructive outlet for high school seniors to deal with their reactions to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and to provide them with an opportunity to express their own thoughts about ways to stop the epidemic of gun violence in our country.

PSR/Sacramento Vice President and Scholarship Chairperson, Dr. Bill Durston, who is an emergency physician and a former Marine Corps combat veteran and expert marksman, notes:

Our high school scholarship contest winners, who are tomorrow's leaders, have written and spoken eloquently on other topics in past years. We look forward to hearing their views on how our country can do a better job of protecting its children from gun violence.

A total of $15,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to 12 students. Students may enter the contest by writing an essay of 500 words or fewer describing their views about the essay prompt. The deadline for contest entry is midnight on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Full contest details are available on the PSR/Sacramento website at www.sacpsr.org. For more information, email info@sacpsr.org or call (916) 955-6333.



Physicians for Social Responsibility/Sacramento
10 Dumfries Court, Sacramento, CA 95831
916 955-6333; info@sacpsr.org; www.sacpsr.org



Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Century 21 Sierra Properties
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cedar Creek Realty
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini
Premier Properties
High Country Spa & Stove

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Calaveras Mentoriing
Jenny's Kitchen




Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2017