RHS International Club tastes reality of hunger

Kay Vasilakis

Rifle High School’s International Club is participating in the World Affairs Challenge competition at the University of Denver on March 8. This year’s theme of the competition is world hunger, and club members have become much more aware of the realities of this problem. They experienced hunger first-hand during a recent four-day hunger strike during lunch hours, which raised $390 to contribute to Roy Moore Elementary’s Read to Feed program. The proceeds will go to several Third World families in the form of animals, which will be raised and used as income to support the families. The RHS International Club’s presentation at the World Affairs Challenge competition is Giving a Face to Hunger. Members of the International Club are to be commended for this humanitarian work, and encouraged in their efforts at the competition this weekend. Volunteers are needed for the 11th annual New Castle Schools Carnival, which will be held Friday, April 25, from 6-9 p.m. at Riverside School. If you can help set up, run booths, or clean up, please call either Jennifer Harbottle (984-0481), Kathi Senor (876-5003) or Cindy Kinn (984-2018). Games and activities will bring out the fun, competitive spirit and keep the whole family safely occupied during the jam-packed evening. Everyone can participate in the carnival’s popular cakewalk, and take home delicious cakes and baked goods. Organizers need volunteers to donate items for the event. Call the above numbers if you can provide a cake, a pie, cookies or brownies. Proceeds from the carnival benefit both Kathryn Senor Elementary and Riverside School.-The New Castle Lions Club will serve an affordable and tasty BBQ dinner before the carnival, starting at 5 p.m.-CSAP testing begins March 10. Please make sure students know their performance on this test is important. Adequate rest the nights before the test, and nutritious breakfasts, are important to students’ performance.Make-up tests will be available for those students who must miss testing dates.-Esma Lewis Elementary students who won the “Caught Being Good” honors for the month of January were Danielle Murr and Jonathan Sanchez from the third grade, Taylor Burner and Michael Jennings from the fourth grade, and Irving Gomez and Quincy Snyder from the fifth grade. These students had lunch with Principal Disney at the Eagles Award table on Friday, Jan. 31. These award luncheons are sponsored by the Rifle McDonald’s Restaurant.

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