Where are they now? The ODT takes a look to see what the 2009 recipients of the Otago Daily Times Class Act award have been doing since leaving high school. Bayfield High School JEFF NOTMAN 2009: Was head boy, had won various duathlons and mountain bike races and was in the Otago road cycling team. He planned to study carpentry. 2019: Is the owner and manager of JN Carpentry Ltd, a Dunedin firm that works mainly on residential renovations, new home builds and small commercial projects. Notman, who has a national certificate in carpentry, is no longer involved in competitive cycling but rides as a hobby. ROXANNE WHITE 2009: Was head girl, co-captain of the senior A netball team and part of a major push to make her school more environmentally sustainable. She hoped to study physiotherapy and commerce. 2019: A chartered accountant, White works in the forecasting and analysis team of an asset management company in London. She played social netball for four years after … [Read more...] about Class Act: Where are they now?
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Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts offers music lessons and classes for children and adults of all ages. The CSA offers year-round programming for more than 500 students who come to DeKalb from about 50 cities, towns and suburbs to participate in classes, lessons and music ensembles. Financial assistance is available for students age 18 or younger who want to pursue their study of music or art. Funding for scholarships is provided through private donations, fundraising activities, and support from the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund. The deadline for submitting a need-based scholarship application for the fall semester is Aug. 23. Applications are available online and by calling the NIU Community School of the Arts. Music lessons – traditional The CSA offers traditional private music lessons on nearly all instruments. Music lessons using the Suzuki approach (combining private and group lessons) are taught on violin, cello, piano and guitar. Music … [Read more...] about NIU Community School of the Arts taking fall registration
Shaun McKinnon Arizona Republic Published 10:32 PM EDT May 24, 2019 GRASS VALLEY, Calif. Lou Conter is telling the story of the night his patrol bomber was shot down seven miles off the coast of New Guinea, dumping the seaplane's 10-man crew into the Pacific Ocean. The crew was not alone in the water. "We had 10 or 12 sharks around us all the time," Conter says. "I told the men, 'If a shark comes close, hit it in the nose with your fist as hard as you can.'" The men stayed afloat until another plane saw the burning wreckage and tossed out a life raft. The exhausted crew dragged ashore an hour later and hid in the jungle, fearful they would be captured by Japanese soldiers. The next night, an American PT boat retrieved all 10 men. As Conter told it, the story wasn't about punching sharks, or skulking in the jungle or chasing shadows to the waiting rescue boat. Conter was talking about survival, about coming back alive. His time in the war started that way. He was 20 when he … [Read more...] about USS Arizona: The men who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor