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THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Volume V, Issue X Page 11 March 1, 2002 Hooked On Books NON FICTION My Story by Rosa Parks Rosa Parks was instrumental in the elimination of segregation in the United States. In this book she tells of her struggle for equality. This book should be read and discussed by families so that children can understand what transpired to bring about the civil rights movement in America. FICTION Passion of Artemsia by Susan Vreeland Another wonderful book by this author. A young girl and gifted artist is disgraced by the town due to her selfish, prideful father. She has a close friend who is a Sister in a Convent in whom she confides. After a trial and her disgrace, her father arranges a marriage for her. It is to a man in Florence where the heart of the art world revolves. She seeks to become a great artist and a good wife but life isn’t perfect. You will not be able to set this book down once you start reading it. The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer When two brothers working for an exclusive bank cannot find success, they find a quick way to become rich. They find an abandoned account with 3 million dollars. However, when they begin to access this account, the Secret Service, the bank and other investigators are suddenly after them. They are running for their lives and do not know who to trust. Very exciting and suspenseful. CHILDREN’S LITERATURE The Three Pigs by David Weisner 2001 BookSense Award Book This book is truly a treasure. A completely different look at the story of the three pigs. They are not eaten, but where are they? The illustrations are exceptional and the story is delightful. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight by Jane Yolen If your children like dinosaurs, you will love this book. It appeals to children ages 2 to 5. The book pictures all varieties of dinosaurs, and a story about how their parents put them to bed. A perfect bedtime story. CHAPTER BOOKS Holes by Louis Sachar Newberry Award Book An adventure about a boy who is sent to a detention center camp. There isn’t a lake and the boys are required to dig holes as part of the their character building tasks. However, they soon learn that the warden is looking for something. Their curiosity lands them in deep trouble. This is an exciting fun read for children. Note: Book Review provided courtesy of “wisebird of eden books and gifts.” High Honor Roll Eden Sophomore Justin Rague of Weber High School, made the High Honor Roll for the Second Term, 2002 School Year. Valley Elementary School Kindergarten Round-up Parents who have children who will turn five on, or before, September 1, 2002, please remember—Kindergarten Round-up is right around the corner on April 3, 2002. Registration will be held at 3:35 p.m. in the hall in front of the office at Valley Elementary School. Kindergarten Round-up will be held immediately after registration at 4:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room. We are looking forward to seeing all of the parents, and our new Kindergarten students for the 2002-2003 school year, so please be sure to mark this day on your calendars. 2580 N. HIGHWAY 162, EDEN UT 940-4040 FOR ALL YOUR OGDEN VALLEY REAL ESTATE NEEDS firstname.lastname@example.org Dick Dixon Visit www.dickdixon.org Associate Broker 940-4040 VALLEY RESIDENT & SPECIALIST Three Sterling Scholars Named from Ogden Valley Compiled by Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News Staff The headline in Weber High School’s Warrior News, calls them the “Best of the Best.” That’s what three Sterling Scholars from Ogden Valley are in the areas of English, Dance, and Math. Ben Garrison of Eden says that he became a Sterling Scholar due to a personal goal. “My parents are my inspiration. They have always supported me 110 percent. Without them, I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today.” His advice to future Sterling Scholars— “Always strive to be the best you can. There’s always room to improve!” Ben says that he decided to become a Sterling Scholar in math because it’s his best and favorite subject. Amanda Gleaves of Nordic Valley was chosen as a Sterling Scholar in dance. A member of Weber High’s drill team, she watched other drill team members honored as Sterling Scholars in previous years, and admired their dedication. Amanda’s advice to future Sterling Scholars— “Don’t be afraid of failure; just go for it! If you have the desire and are willing to work hard enough, you can do it!” Amanda says that dancing for her is a passion. “I’ve been dancing all my life.” “Always do your best, and you can do anything!” That’s the philosophy of English Sterling Scholar Emily Songer of Huntsville. Quoting Aristotle, she also states, “Excellence is not a state of mind but a habit.” Emily says that other Sterling Scholars, especially her brothers and sister who were also Sterling Scholars, inspired her to make the effort to do likewise. According to Emily, being an English Sterling Scholar is great because of its importance. “You use Ben Garrison writing skills your whole life. I love literature, and I have always loved to read.” The Weber High Sterling Scholars will now move on to compete in Region on February 27. State Sterling Scholar finals will be held March 1 at Alta High School in Salt Lake City. Congratulation students, and good luck at Region.