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All district schools and offices will reopen on Monday, March 17.
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Who: Students at Sickles High School
What: Basketball game between the classes
When: Friday, March 7, at 2 p.m.
Where: Sickles High School gym (check in at the main office)
Why: Three years ago, Jimmy Harris the son of Sickles assistant principal James Harris was diagnosed with Leukemia. The school started Hoops for Harris to bring in donations to help other families dealing with hospital expenses and other financial needs.
On Friday, freshmen will play a game of basketball against the seniors. The juniors will then play the sophomores and the winner of each will go up against each other for the championship.
In the past, students have collected thousands of dollars to help families in need.
East Bay High School senior Alec Leslie will receive the ROTC Medal of Heroism for his role in saving the life of a citizen.
On Tuesday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m. the school board will host a recognition meeting to honor a number of students, including Cadet Leslie.
On October 18, 2013, Cadet Private First Class Alec Leslie placed himself in danger while assisting an injured man who was involved in a single car accident on I-75, near the Big Bend Road area. While applying the training taught in JROTC, Cadet Leslie provided initial medical assistance and kept the man alive while waiting for paramedics to arrive.
The accident victim sustained several broken ribs, a broken back, collapsed lungs, and has undergone several surgeries for his injuries. Cadet Leslie has kept in touch and visited the man, Brian McNutt, during his recovery.
This award is one that is rarely awarded by Cadet Command and is being presented by Brigadier General Hector E. Pagan, U.S. Army, Retired.
The ROTC Medal for Heroism is the highest Department of the Army medal awarded exclusively to Army ROTC cadets, who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism.