BOUNTIFUL — Four students from Viewmont High School recently won a DEW Tour Marketing contest. The two-week competition was between Davis, Bountiful, Viewmont and Herriman high schools.
Students were challenged to drive ticket sales and increase brand awareness through a campaign.
The purpose of the promotion was to give DECA students a real-world experience in running a marketing campaign.
Marc Berbert, Scott Gold, Matt Beck and Brandon Buchanan received a signed skateboard, custom designed DEW Tour hats and a backstage tour of the DEW Tour for winning. They have also earned the chance to go to DECA Nationals.
Davis Cup competition held Tuesday
KAYSVILLE — Thirty bands from around Utah and Idaho will take to the field Tuesday, Oct. 19 for the annual Davis Cup Invitational. The event, held on the Davis High football field, is open to the public. The cost for adults is $5, for students and seniors, $4 and for families, $20. Students from Kaysville, Fairfield and Farmington junior highs will be admitted free if they have their student I.D. cards. Photo by Louise R. Shaw
Energy savings earn state accolades
DAVIS COUNTY — Davis and Weber school districts were among the 10 organizations honored last week by the Governor’s Energy Advisor, Dr. Dianne R. Nielson, with Utah Building Energy Efficiency Strategies Energy Champion Awards (UBEES).
The awards were given for “leadership and outstanding efforts at saving energy, going beyond the energy code and inspiring others to do the same,” according to a statement.
Presenters said the two school districts together saved $11 million in energy costs over the past six years.
Scholarship applications accepted
DAVIS COUNTY — Applications are being accepted for Daniels Scholarships to be awarded in spring 2011. The Daniels Fund, established by Bill Daniels, cable pioneer and former owner of the ABA Utah Stars, established the scholarship program for promising students with financial need whose academic performance may not necessarily reflect their potential.
To be eligible, a student must be a current high school student and be nominated by a designated agency such as a high school or youth serving agency selected by the Daniels Scholarship process.
High school seniors in Utah should ask their high school counselors for information or visit www.danielsfund.org. Applications are due by Nov. 30.
Donation helps ESL Center
NORTH SALT LAKE — Reading Horizons, a North Salt Lake-based foundation established to assist those learning to read, recently donated $11,000 in literacy materials to the English Skills Learning Center in Salt Lake City.
In addition to the donation of software and manuals, training was provided to assist volunteers in teaching reading to pre-literate students, beginning readers and intermediate students.
“We at the ESL Center are very excited about our new partnership with Reading Horizons,” said Rachel Blackmer, program manager. “I know that it will be beneficial to our students who are struggling with learning literacy right now, especially our students who never learned to read or write in their native language.”