WCSD “Spotlight on Success” Applauds Student Groups for Community Work, Kindness

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Campbell



WCSD “Spotlight on Success” Applauds

Student Groups for Community Work, Kindness



What: The Washoe County School District (WCSD) Board of Trustees will honor a number of student groups at the Spotlight on Success event. These groups of dedicated students have participated in community clean-ups, leadership programs, outreach efforts to the homeless, good citizenship, sportsmanship, and a variety of other campaigns throughout the school year.


When: Tuesday, May 7

           5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Where: Billinghurst Middle School

            6685 Chesterfield Lane



Details: The student groups who will receive recognition are listed below. Winners in each category are underlined, and will receive a $650 award:


Lena Juniper Elementary School Stallion Singers, who perform at events throughout the community


• Student Ambassadors from Robert Mitchell Elementary School, who mentor younger students and students with special needs, and come up with other ideas to help improve their school.


• Virginia Palmer Elementary School Student Council, who made meals and fed the homeless during the holidays, conducted a toy drive for children in hospitals, and organized events designed to create teamwork at school.


Traner Middle School Student Leadership team members, who work together to create a more positive and successful learning environment at their school, conduct food drives for those less fortunate and fundraisers for shelter animals. The group also invites a range of students from all cultures and nationalities to participate in events, creating a warm and inclusive environment.


• Sparks Middle School “Make a Difference” team, which conducts community service projects, organizes school events, and reaches out to younger students at feeder schools to help with the transition to middle school.


• Dilworth STEM Academy Boys Soccer Team members, who were undefeated this year and always conducted themselves with great sportsmanship. Players worked hard to keep their grades up so they could play.


Sparks High School Student Leadership members, who organize school assemblies, spirit week, and events that are designed to support students with disabilities, and raise money during the holidays for needy families. They also help with events including the freshman tours and staff’s back-to-school training.


• Hug High School Equality Club, which is dedicated to engaging the community with issues concerning under-served populations such as LGBTQIA+ students, students of color, and students with exceptionalities. They helped and welcomed migrant families to the Reno area, and organized a letter-writing campaign to Congress.


• McQueen High School Student Leadership team, which conducted a fundraiser for students from Enterprise High School in Redding, California, whose school was burned in last summer’s devastating wildfires. The Leadership team presented a check for more than $10,000 to the students at a football game last fall.


Editors’ Note: Students and staff members from each of the schools, as well as WCSD Trustees and staff members, will be available for interviews.



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