SLO County Roundup

San Luis Obispo

The Grizzly Youth Academy at Camp San Luis Obispo is one of six National Guard youth programs nationwide that are to participate in the National Archery in Schools Program.

The program is sponsored by state departments of education, state fish and wildlife agencies and archery organizations.

National Archery in Schools is a nonprofit group that provides target archery training that can be incorporated into a school’s physical education curriculum.

Since it started in 2002, more than 4 million students have participated in the program, according to the organization. California was the 35th state to use the National Archery in Schools Program.

Target archery instructors must participate in an eight-hour training to become certified for teaching, according to the organization.

— Amy Dempsey

SLO County

Host families are needed to help house groups of international exchange students who are traveling to the Central Coast this summer for several weeks.

Vanessa Rozo, a program leader for Education First’s Educational Homestay Program, is looking for locals willing to house a student.

This summer, 35 French students will travel to California from July 14 through Aug. 2, followed by a group of German students from Aug. 2 through Aug. 28.

Rozo is looking for host families from Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and South County.

In past years, single people, couples and families have provided a place for students to stay.

“It doesn’t matter as long as they’re willing to provide (the student) transportation, a place to sleep, meals and a home to come home to while they’re here,” she said. If the host family has to work, carpooling can be arranged.

While in town, the students attend classes from 9 a.m. to noon in Arroyo Grande, and in the afternoons participate in activities such as visiting the beach, bowling and hiking. They also visit San Francisco and Los Angeles.

“We give them a full teenage experience while they’re here,” Rozo said.

For information, contact Rozo at vmrozo@juno.com.

— Cynthia Lambert

San Luis Obispo

The Literacy Council of San Luis Obispo County needs volunteer tutors.

Tutors will attend a free training workshop on Saturday and April 24 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the council’s office at 1264 Higuera St., Suite 102, in San Luis Obispo.

Call 541-4219 or visit www.sloliteracy.org for information.

— Amy Dempsey

Cal Poly

The Mustang Daily has been named the College Newspaper of the Year for the second straight year at the College Newspapers Business and Advertising Managers annual convention in Los Angeles, according to Cal Poly officials.

Senior art and design major Andrew Santos-Johnson was honored as the Advertising Designer of the Year, and Erika Powers, an agriculture business junior, was named Advertising Sales Representative of the Year.

The annual contest is divided into two divisions determined by weekly circulation. The Mustang Daily competes in the under-30,000 circulation division.

The Mustang Daily also won Best Printed Rate Card and Media Kit and Best Group Promotion; took first place for Best Sales Increase of a Special Section, Best Sales Incentive Plan, and Best Classified Group Promotion; second-place for Best Training Program and Best Special Section; and third-place for Best Marketing/Promotion Plan.

Santos-Johnson and Sara Hamling, a senior design major, also won the ad design contest sponsored by Alloy Media and Marketing, a national advertising representative firm.

— Nick Wilson