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University High sets 3 admission forums

University High School will soon be holding three informational meetings on how students can qualify for admission.

The college-preparatory high school offers an Advanced Placement curriculum, as well as fine and performing arts, and athletic opportunities.

The meetings will be held:

• Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Magee Middle School, 8300 E. Speedway.

• Thursday at 7 p.m. at Pistor Middle School, 5455 S. Cardinal Ave.

• Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at University High School, 421 N. Arcadia Ave.

For more information, call Assistant Principal Tammy Janik at 232-5905.

2 Shoe Shopping Days to help TUSD students

The Educational Enrichment Foundation will host its Shoe Shopping Days for needy students in the Tucson Unified School District.

The program has been offered for the last 16 years.

During the 2009-10 school year, the foundation provided 930 pairs of new shoes and 2,790 pairs of new socks to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

The effort is made possible through a partnership with local Payless ShoeSource stores.

The next Shoe Shopping Days are Sept. 22 (sponsored by the Rincon Optimists) and Sept. 24 (sponsored by Citigroup Tucson), according to the foundation's website. Students must be referred by school representatives.

Application and program guidelines can be found at www.eeftucson. org/specneeds.html

Old school in Bisbee to be rehabbed for free

A Bisbee school that has been open for more than a century has been selected to get a makeover by Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation.

Central School is one of 10 schools picked for rehabilitation.

The project is part of a partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Lowe's home-improvement stores to preserve historical schools across the country.

The school, built in 1905, stood as a symbol of the bustling mining town's plans for the future. As Bisbee became an artist haven, the school eventually was converted into a visual-arts center.

Sunrise Drive school gets grant for garden

Sunrise Drive Elementary School was awarded a $1,250 grant to fund a school garden.

The grant is from the Western Growers Foundation.

Sunrise is one of 20 Arizona schools that received funding from the foundation this year.

During the check presentation, local farmer Brent Harrison spoke to the students about farming in Arizona.

San Miguel student wins scholarship

A San Miguel High School freshman is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Daniela Denogean will apply the award money toward her tuition.

Denogean was selected for her academic excellence and her dedication to succeed, despite challenges she has had to overcome.

"We were so thrilled to meet Daniela," said Maureen O'Reilly-O'Shea, first vice regent of the Arizona State Board of Catholic Daughters of the Americas. "She knows where she wants to get to and what she wants to do."

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at 573-4175 or

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