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Published: Monday, January 17, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 8:57 p.m.

NEWBERRY HIGH: Students, faculty going to inauguration

  • A group consisting of 19 students, a former student who is now a teacher, faculty and parents from Newberry High School will be attending inaugural festivities this week in Washington, D.C.
    The group will leave Gainesville Tuesday and return Saturday. While there, they will visit the usual tourist sites and attend inaugural events and a ball sponsored by the company that planned the trip.
    "This is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many of our students," said 11th-grade teacher Kevin Purvis, who organized the trip, which received tremendous support from principal Felecia Moss.


  • Members of the School Advisory Council at M.K. Rawlings Elementary School will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Media Center.
    For more information, call Bruce Gillespie at (352) 955-6715.

    ALACHUA COUNTY: Author to visit schools

  • A science fiction writer will visit three area schools this week and talk about his life, work and unique style at the downtown library.
    Orson Scott Card will visit High Springs Community School Tuesday, P.K. Yonge on Wednesday and Eastside High on Thursday.
    In a presentation titled 'Maker, Ender, and Others: The Characters of Orson Scott Card," he will speak at the library at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Card has written more than 60 books. For more information, call (352) 334-3900.
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