Eighth-graders check out high school programs

Lynne Schmitz
Lynne Schmitz

Eighth-grade students from Lillian Larsen School visited Paso Robles High School Jan. 25 to check out elective programs for freshmen, including Skills USA, a national program emphasizing technical training. The program has been in place at Paso Robles High School for several years, with local students placing highly and winning national Skills USA competitions. Program adviser Randy Canaday was chosen as California 2012 Skills USA Adviser of the Year.

Students came away quite impressed with the hands-on work being done in each class. Watching the high school students learn graphic communication, the building trades, automotive technology, intro to health services and video production heightened their interest in school. They now know that there is much more than the usual “readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic” awaiting their entrance into high school.

Seniors’ Super Bowl fun, potluck, bingo

A good turnout of football fans watched the Super Bowl, ate and visited (not necessarily in that order) Sunday afternoon at the Senior Center party. Everyone arrived with a big smile from the rain! With a predominance of Seahawk fans, the air was festive as both game and commercials were cheerfully critiqued. Coming up: The Community Potluck will be held Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. (all are welcome — bring a dish and share) and there will be bingo on Valentine’s Day Friday, Feb. 14, starting at 6:30 p.m. — only 50 cents a card with refreshments. The center is located on East 12th Street, off N Street.

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Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a resident of San Miguel. Reach her at Lynne_Schmitz@yahoo.com or at 467-3565.