Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Grand Marshal Nomination Essay Contest for Seniors (Deadline April 8, 2012)

Seniors from Nogales, Roland, Santana and Southlands Christian High Schools are invited to submit a maximum on page typed essay nominating a member of the Rowland Heights Community to be Grand Marshal for the 2012 Buckboard Days Parade - Saturday, October 20, 2012. In your essay, you are to explain why you selected this individual and give examples of what your nominee has done to make Rowland Heights a better place to live.

Your nominee might be one of the following or an individual with a different contribution: a purple heart recipient (a soldier, who was wounded in battle), a coach, someone who has been like a second parent to children in the community, someone who makes the community more beautiful or safer, a community volunteer such as a "Meals on Wheels driver", a Board member, a teacher, counselor or Principal, a member of a charitable organization such as Scouts, Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, someone who runs an after school program, a community leader, someone active in the PTA, or even an exceptional teen.

On a cover page please type your name, school, English teacher, phone number, email and home address. In a second paragraph, please write your nominee's name, phone number, email and address. We need this information so that we can contact your nominee and you if yours is the winning essay. Pleas also put your NAME in the upper left hand corner of your essay, in case it gets separated from the cover letter.

The winner will ride in the Buckboard Days Parade with the Grand Marshal AND receive $250.

Please email your essays to: by April 8, 2012

Theme Contest for Buckboard Days Parade 2012 (Deadline March 30, 2012)

Seniors at the three high schools in Rowland Unified (Rowland, Nogales, Santana) and Southlands Christian School will be selecting the theme of this year’s Buckboard Days Parade – held Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Each school can submit two themes to before March 30, 2012. ASB will notify seniors, collect their suggestions, narrow the list down to two themes and submit their two choices to the Buckboard Days Parade Committee by e-mail before the deadline. The Buckboard Days Parade Committee will then select the final choice from the eight options.

Please email your two theme ideas to: by March 30, 2012