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|_|m _- _ n ',,, _ qHJBIILHtIi . - _ Portola Reporter Wednesday, April 8, 2009 3A FRC to partner with prison on book deal Joshua Sebold Staff Writer jsebold@plumasnews.com The Feather River College Board of Trustees heard several reports about the college taking an active role in the state as a progressive school at the February meeting. Academic Senate President Chris Connell told the board the incarcerated students' honors program at High Desert State Prison in Susanville was beginning work on a book about Association hires Maddalena Annie Maddalena, a 2008 graduate of California State University, Chico and a 2004 graduate of Loy- alton High School, began serving the California Cat- tlemen's Association as ad- ministrative assistant in March. She will communicate with members and assist other CCA staff members in their ongoing efforts to promote and protect California's beef producers. Maddalena, who will also be assisting the California Wool Growers and the Cali- fornia Pork Producers, works full time in the CCA office where she is readily accessi- ble to members of the three organizations. After graduating college with bachelor's degrees in agriculture business and lib- eral studies, Maddalena worked for University of California Cooperative Ex- tension where she compiled and analyzed data for the Beef Video Marketing Trends Project among other projects for the extension service. Most recently, she worked in documentation develop- ment for AgInfoLink, USA. Maddalena grew up on a cattle ranch in Sierraville and is the daughter of Tony and Cindy Maddalena. She has extensive class- room and hands-on education that will be an asset to CCA members. Maddalena can be contacted at (916) 444-0845 or annie@calcattlemen.org. incarceration and its conse- quences. He also explained students would be obligated to work on the book for one year in prison and one year after they were released. Connell said a production class wod be simultaneous- ly developed on campus to do editing and formatting before attempting to get the book published. Connell believed this would be a timely topic be- cause of the impending re- lease of thousands of Califor- nia prisoners. Dean of Instruction Michael Bagley told the board the Hewlett Founda- tion was considering the col- lege in its second annual ef- fort to identify four top com- munity colleges in the area of providing top quality Calpine Elks ,honors students forpaJi00iotic Calpine Elks gave local children a chance to express "What Freedom Means To Me" in the club's annual essay contest for grades 5-9. The contest is announced in the fall and awards are based on the contestants' abilities to address the theme and conveytheir thoughts. Mike Perigo, Exalted Ruler of the Cal pine Elks Lodge No. 2432, presented this year's winners of the Lodge's Amer- icanism Contest to second-place winner Dayna Cormany (left) and first-place winner Kaitlyn Bates (right). Amy Waller, who was not present, placed third. All three are middle school students at Portola Junior-Senior High School. For their hard work, all three received savings bonds in the amounts of $100, $75 and $50. Photo by John Heavin essays services to basic skills students. Basic skills courses and services help to prepare those who received a substandard high school education for the college environment. Bagley said the college has made the top eight, which warranted a visit from sever- al members of the founda- tion. The representatives "were really impressed" and also mentioned the top four candidates would get a $10,000 reward, with statewide recognition. 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