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Young Chautauquans honored for their work

Staff reports

Carson Valley’s Young Chautauquans 2000 were honored for bringing historical figures to life and portraying famous people during the spring and summer.

The youths performed at group events and public festivals, offering their interpretations of such historical characters as Henry Ford, Queen Elizabeth I and Mohandas Gandhi.

The Young Chautauquans were given certificates of recognition at a Carson Valley Historical Society meeting Oct. 19. President of the society Marlena Hellwinkel thanked the students, director Cherry Jones and co-director Grace Bower and school alliance chairperson Leola Trucker for their hard work.

Also recognized were the mentors of the students, group leaders Mena Goodspeed, Gail Siqueiros, Cindy Southerland and Bobbie Williams. Dan Doyle of the Douglas County library was thanked for his “going the extra mile.”

On hand for the ceremony was school superintendent Pendery Clark, society trustees, office staff of the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center and parents of the students.

Students involved are Wade Beavers, Cristina Siqueiros, Dennis Sanders, Adam Wennhold, Zuri Fox, Matthew Roberts, Jeff Lambin, Denai Neilander, Rachael Lambin, Jenny McMenomy, John-Henry Lambin, Spencer Rogers, Jack Cholin, Casey Cotter, Tyrel Dressler, Peggie Hannah and Amy Tollefson.