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Goddard School to give $10K scholarship

RENO — The Goddard School in Reno is calling all alumni. The organization has just announced that it will be accepting applications for its annual $10,000 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is given to one Goddard School alumnus each year to help pay for tuition at the college or university of the student’s choice.

“The Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship provides financial support to a graduate from The Goddard School who currently demonstrates excellent work ethic and perseverance at their high school,” said Joe Schumacher, CEO for Goddard Systems, Inc. “We know we have many alumni who meet the criteria and we are excited to recognize the recipient of this prestigious award.”

The Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship is named for the founder of The Goddard School, an entrepreneur who started several other well-known franchise companies, including Aamco Transmissions, Inc. and Maaco Auto Painting and Bodyworks, Inc. According to Schumacher, Martino was a successful businessperson who worked his way up from humble beginnings to achieve success.

The application deadline for the scholarship is Feb. 11, 2011. Eligible applicants can access the scholarship application on Goddard’s Web site at under the “Communication” tab. Applicants must be graduates of The Goddard School pre-kindergarten and/or kindergarten program and be a current junior or senior in high school. Applicants can submit a video essay between 30 and 120 seconds (e.g., How The Goddard School influenced your career path/education). Video essays should be mailed to 1016 West Ninth Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 ATTN: Scholarship.  (Video content may be used by Goddard in advertising and publicity, including broadcast and social media.)

Relatives of Goddard Systems, Inc. or The Goddard School employees are ineligible.

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Depoali Middle students grant child’s wish

RENO — What can a school accomplish when 168 youths get together to make a difference in the community? They make magic happen.

The Depoali Middle School leadership classes, under the supervision of teacher Cheryl Pratt, worked together to pick a local nonprofit organization to benefit from their philanthropy project. All five classes at the school unanimously picked the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada as their charity of choice.

Throughout the month of October, the students participated in the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada’s Kids for Wish Kids program. This program focuses on teaching children philanthropic and entrepreneurial skills as they design and manage their own fundraising project. The students sold stars, hosted a “hat day” and held a school dance to raise funds. All proceeds will benefit one special child at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada.

The students worked together to help sponsor Daniel’s wish. Daniel is a 5-year-old northern Nevada boy diagnosed with Wilm’s (kidney) cancer. Daniel’s one true wish is to visit Disneyworld. As a result of the Kids for Wish Kids Program sponsored by Depoali Middle School, Daniel will soon be getting his wish.

“The dedication and commitment of the leadership class youth at Depoali Middle school was phenomenal,” said Cynthia Freeman, regional director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada. “It is wonderful to see youth get involved in giving back to the community and making the difference in such a special child’s life.”

Freeman was presented with a check totaling nearly $2,000 at Depoali Middle School on Tuesday morning.

For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada and how to host a Kids for Wish Kids program, contact Freeman at 826-8008 or

North Valleys cadet earns flight wings

RENO — JROTC Cadet Kyle Moya received his flight wings in a formal ceremony held at North Valleys High School on Nov. 22.

Cadets in the Air Sailing Inc. scholarship program were provided the opportunity to participate in the company’s flight orientation. One student is chosen each year to complete a solo flight, and this year Moya was chosen.

North Valleys JROTC instructor Lt. Col. George Fleck and students, Air Sailing Inc. flight instructors and other special guests joined Cadet Moya’s parents at the pinning ceremony.

Moya, a sophomore, is the seventh student in six years since Air Sailing has worked with North Valleys High School to receive his wings for a solo flight in an air glider. Air Sailing’s scholarship program covers the cost for selected students to fly, an amount that typically totals $100 per flight. In the past, students have averaged about 30 to 40 flights, equating to about a $3,500 investment per student, including fuel and use of glider craft.
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