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Good Deeds June 9, 2004

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ANNE FRANK'S 75TH BIRTHDAY OBSERVED

In honor of Anne Frank's legacy to the world and the important anniversary of her birth, the Idaho Human Rights Education Center will present a special event at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial site on June 12 at noon. This event will include students from the drama school of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival performing readings from The Diary of Anne Frank. Also, the original 1959 film of the same name will be shown for free at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Special Events Center at Boise State. For more information call Les Bock at the Idaho Human Rights Education Center at 345-0304 or Autumn Hayes at Boise State Student Activities at 426-1223.

LOCAL STUDENT WINS SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY ABROAD

John Hellman, a student from Capital High School, has been awarded an AFS Award for Excellence scholarship. These awards are given based on leadership skills, community service and academic excellence. John, who was awarded the scholarship based on volunteer work, his position of 18th in his class of 500, and his role at school as Peer Mediator, will study in Ecuador and is one of only 120 students nationwide given this prestigious award. For information about AFS scholarships call 800-AFS-INFO or visit www.afs.org/usa.

ACI RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION FROM HOOVER

Albertson College of Idaho President Dr. Robert Hoover and his wife Jeanne wrote a check for $100,000 to fund scholarships for ACI students. These funds will be used to help offset the cost of un-endowed scholarships. Currently, the college awards about $7 million in scholarships annually with only a portion of those being endowed. "Jeanne and I believe in the college ... we want to be a part of its future," said Dr. Hoover. More information about Albertson College of Idaho is available at 1-800-AC-Idaho or by visiting www.albertson.edu.

GOOD STUDENTS GET PAID

Because of their extensive community service and willingness to volunteer their time for good causes, four high seniors were awarded the Treasure Valley Family YMCA's Civic Engagement college scholarship. All high schools within the Treasure Valley Family YMCA's service area were invited to nominate only one student for the scholarship. To qualify, students were required to have spent at least 100 hours of time serving as a community volunteer within the last 12 months. The four outstanding community volunteers and scholarship recipients are Jessie Fletcher from Mountain Cove High School for her devotion to kids who have cancer; Tristan Heinrich for his work as a Y-ball coach and referee; Andrea Gains-Germain for her service with the Idaho Governor's Council for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention; and to Anna Kitson for various volunteer exploits, including a medical mission to Kenya.

Good Deeds highlights news about local nonprofit, education, civic and service organizations. Send info to Cynthia Sewell, Boise Weekly, 109 S. 4th, Boise 83702, fax to 342-4733 or e-mail to cynthia@boiseweekly.com.

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