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Wednesday, Jan 30 2013 02:35 PM

Education roundup: Bright House offers technology scholarships

By The Bakersfield Californian

Bright House Networks is recruiting entries for the 2013 Future Leaders Scholarship program.

The technology scholarship program is designed to recognize high school seniors in the Bright House greater Bakersfield service area. Recipients will receive a laptop computer, software and carrying case.

To be eligible, applicants must be legal U.S. residents with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

An application form and more information is available at www.brighthouse.com/futureleaders.

Cal State Bakersfield is seeking volunteers for the 21st annual Kern County Regional Science Bowl.

The competition is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at CSUB, 9001 Stockdale Highway.

This is the university's 17th year hosting the event, which features 32 five-member teams from 16 Kern County high schools competing in a question-answer quiz format. Questions cover physics, math, computer science and astronomy.

For more information or to become a volunteer, contact Thomas Meyer at 654-2104, email plampkins@csub.edu or visit www.cs.csub.edu/Volunteer.html.

Six Kern County schools have received a $75,000 grant for the Waking Up Courage Campaign , a bullying prevention project from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.

The campaign is designed to create safer schools by helping students educate and empower their peers.

Recipients are Bakersfield High School, East Bakersfield High School, Golden Valley High, Liberty High, Lincoln Junior High and Tehachapi High.

Each school selected five students and one adult to be part of the youth ambassador teams that will work on the initiative.

-- Staff writer Courtenay Edelhart

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