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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

Financial aid night planned 2.11

Written by David Green.

Siena Heights University is offering free financial aid assistance to high school and college students and their families at “Financial Aid Friday” from 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in Dominican Hall on the Siena Heights campus.

The program is offered to any students regardless of where they plan to attend college. Professional financial aid experts will be on hand to guide students and parents through the process of filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2009-10 academic year.

“By attending Financial Aid Friday and filing a FAFSA that day, students will be considered for the maximum eligibility for state and federal financial aid,” said SHU Director of Financial Aid Chris Howard. “The state of Michigan deadline is March 1, 2009. We hope area students will take advantage of this opportunity.”

Those attending should bring copies of their 2008 Federal 1040 income tax forms (for both student and parent) or W-2 form if taxes haven’t been filed. Computers will be available on site, and Siena Heights University financial aid specialists will help students file their FAFSA online that day.

No registration is necessary, however, it is recommended that parents and students apply for their Personal Identification Number (PIN) before attending. They can do so by visiting the U.S. Department of Education PIN website at www.pin.ed.gov and register. The PIN serves as an electronic signature for the online form. However, those who do not have a PIN can still attend—a paper signature page can be printed out and mailed to the Department of Education.

For more information, contact the SHU Office of Financial Aid at 517/264-7130 or email [email protected]

More details the web site at www.sienaheights.edu.

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