Good Deeds; Good News

Tulare Advance Register, CA
Aug 14 2004

Good Deeds; Good News

Often good deeds and good news go unnoticed. This column, which runs
every Saturday, provides an avenue to get those good deeds and that
good news into the paper.

Here are this week’s items:

Good deeds

Principal excited about Ag-science students

Sundale Principal Cliff Gordon is excited about the work the kids in
the school’s Ag-science classes continue to do, and a cleanup on
Friday was no exception.

“Ag-science is part of the curriculum,” Gordon said. “The kids do
different things in relation to beautification of the school. The
work they’re doing [Friday] is part of a last-minute, final cleanup
because we’re getting ready to plant grass for a new baseball and
football field.”

The students aren’t the only ones working. Sundale parent volunteers
put in an irrigation system for the 16 acres of land purchased by the
school for the recreation area. The site is just north of the school
on Lovers Lane.

No buildings will be constructed on the land. It’s reserved for
recreation like soccer, football, baseball and a little park for the
Sundale community.

In three weeks, the Ag-science students will cut Ber-muda grass from
a neighboring farmer and replant it at the school.

“They probably do a lot of our landscaping as part of their
curriculum,” Gordon said. “But, even though it’s part of the
curriculum, if a student says that’s not something they want to do we
find an alternative for them. None of them have to do it.”

Administrators said they hope to have the site ready for baseball in

FFA officer visits Washington, D.C.

Grace Berryhill, 18, of Tulare was one of more than 100 FFA officers
who gathered in Washington, D.C., last month to strengthen skills in
leadership and citizenship and discuss national FFA business as part
of the National FFA State Presidents’ Conference.

Berryhill is the daughter of Bruce and Carol Berryhill. She is the
president of the California FFA Association.

The group attended the conference to prepare for their
responsibilities as delegates and committee chairs for the 2004
National FFA Convention, to be held in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 27-30.

FFA is a national youth organization of 464,267 student members
preparing for

leadership careers in science, business and technology of
agriculture, with 7,194 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and
the Virgin Islands. Information:

Former Tularean receives Fresno honor

Former Tularean Evelyn Michigian of Fresno was one of 40 Fresnan’s
depicted in “Fresno’s Finest Faces: Common Citizens Working for the
Common Good.”

This photographic exhibition by Jose Garza and Shari Savage was on
display at Fresno City Hall.

In addition to serving as librarian and administrative assistant to
the Fresno First Armenian Presbyterian Church Chancel and Choir,
Michigian serves as a volunteer staff member of United Way and serves
in the day surgery waiting room at Children’s Hospital Central

Michigian graduated from Tulare Union High School with the class of

If you have a good deed to recognize, or good news to share, call the
Tulare Advance-Register newsroom at 688-0521.