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TONY DEVALL VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS, INC.
(Mar. 4, 2004) Tony DuVall, Community Representative of Intermountain Hospital, Boise, Idaho, 800-321-5984, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.intermountainhospital.com, stopped by the Woodbury Reports office for a visit.
SECRET HARBOR TO MOVE TO MAINLAND
(Mar. 8, 2004) Steve Howie, writing for the The Skagit Valley Herald, www.skagitvalleyherald.com, reported that Secret Harbor school, located on Cyprus Island in Puget Sound, Washington, 206-293-5151, www.secretharbor.org, serving private and public teenage difficult-to-work-with boys since 1949, is looking to sell their island property and move the program to the mainland. The newspaper reported the main reason for the planned move is to save the extra expenses of being located on an isolated island, as a reaction to reduced state funding.
HIDDEN LAKE ACADEMY IN 10TH YEAR
(Mar. 10, 2004) Len Buccellato, head of Hidden Lake Academy, Dahlonega Georgia, 800-394-0640, email@example.com, www.hiddenlakeacademy.com, announced the Academy has entered its 10th year, being founded in 1994. He also announced new staff include Charles Clinker as Director of Recreation and John Seaton as head of the new Testing Program.
PAWSITIVE WORKS TEACHES RESPONSIBILITY
(Mar. 15, 2004) Karen Pomerinke, owner and founder of Pawsitive Works in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 208-267-8107, www.afamilydog.com, announced a new structured pet therapy program designed to help struggling teens identify and modify negative patterns through the on site care and training of behaviorally challenged dogs. With temperamentally sound animals from community shelters, professional trainers will instruct the youth in the appropriate training method and care of the dogs. The four to six week program is designed to work in conjunction with on-going psychological programs. Karen is the co-author of “The Animal-Human Healing Partnership.” She believes the unconditional responsive attention of cats and dogs allows young adult to develop a vital sense of self-worth.
CHEROKEE CREEK BOYS SCHOOL LAUNCHES NEWSLETTER
(Mar. 15, 2004) Genelle Petrey, Executive Director, Cherokee Creek Boys School, Westminster, South Carolina, 864-647-1885, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cherokeecreek.net, informed us they have started a family newsletter, which will be circulated online each month. The first edition of the newsletter included updates from Genelle and Beth Black, a student update, a school update and upcoming parent seminar information.
RIST TO LEAVE NORTHWEST ACADEMY
(Mar. 16, 2004) Julia Andrick, marketing/communications officer for the CEDU Family of Schools, Sandpoint, Idaho, 208-265-0607, JAndrick@cedu.com, www.cedu.com, announced that Lori Rist, School Director for Northwest Academy, is resigning effective March 19, to work with Snowmass Alpacas in Sandpoint Idaho, with a herd of more than 600 alpacas. Rist is the president of the Pacific NorthwestAlpaca Association and working fulltime with alpacas has been her long time dream. She started with CEDU High School in California in 1984 and has been at Northwest Academy since 1998. Dr. Roger Rinn, CEDU Education Vice President of Idaho Operations will act as interim director.
SOLTREKS SUMMER ADVENTURE PROGRAM
(Mar. 19, 2004) Lorri Hanna M.A., CTRS, director of Soltreks, Inc., Two Harbors, Minnesota, 218-834-4607, www.soltreks.com, announced Soltreks is accepting enrollments for the 2004 summer program in Minnesota. “This dynamic 6 week program brings a balance of outdoor adventures and personal growth experiences to teenagers ages 13-17. Single gender groups of 6 students and an instructional team of 2-3 adults journey through the north woods and lakes as they journey toward their soul. This empowering trek helps to bring children and families together as parent workshops are an integral component prior to family meetings. Students depart Soltreks knowing who they are and who they want to become.” Soltreks maintains professional membership with NATSAP, AEE, and is a provisional member of OBHIC.
LANDMARK COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS
(Mar. 20, 2004) Landmark College, Putney, Vermont, 802-387-6718, email@example.com, www.landmark.edu, a college designed for students diagnosed with ADHD or LD, announced their summer programs for the year 2004. The three week College Skills Program for students who have completed some college-level coursework and are currently enrolled in college will start May 24. The three week summer program for High School students will start June 20 and July 11. And, the fifteen day Transition Program for recent High School graduates and their parents will start July 31.
PHOENIX OUTSTANDING YOUNG MAN OF THE YEAR
(Mar. 22, 2004) Elizabeth Armstrong, Registrar for St. Paul’s Preparatory Academy, Phoenix Arizona, 602-956-9090, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stpaulsacademy.com, advised us that Issael Altero, a Junior at the school was the recipient of the Phoenix Outstanding Young Man of the Year Award. He received two plaques and $1000. Dante Graves, a Sophomore at the school, was also a finalist out of the nine city council districts.
NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT BLACKWATER OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES
(Mar. 23, 2004) Scott Heartquist, email@example.com, Blackwater Outdoor Experiences (BOE), Midlothian, VA, 804-378-9006, www.blackwateroutdoor-ahc.com, wrote to inform us that he is the new program director at BOE. Scott was formerly the founding Field Director with Dan McDougal for the Second Nature Blue Ridge Program. He also mentioned BOE has a new website to be online in the next week or two, and they have moved to a larger office. The contact information for BOE is now 13805 Village Mill Dr., Ste. 203, Midlothian, VA 23114, and calls can be directed to the number above.
TEA TO HEAD ACADEMY AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN
(Mar. 24, 2004) Joid Tuttle, founder of Academy at Cedar Mountain, Cedar City, Utah, 435-867-4214, firstname.lastname@example.org, announced that she is retiring as Head of School and Cameron Tea will take over as the new head of school. Jodi will remain as one of the owners and will serve on the Board of Directors. Although Jodi will remain involved, she is looking forward to having more time and to travel some. Places for Struggling Teens has already encouraged her to write some visit reports for us from her travels.
NEW APPOINTMENTS AT ASPEN PROGRAMS
(Mar. 24, 2004) Elliot Sainer, CEO of Aspen Education Group, headquartered in Cerritos, California, 562-467-5507, email@example.com, www.aspeneducation.com, announced several changes that have happened in some of their programs. Alan Russell is the new Executive Director of the Academy at Swift River in Massachuttes, replacing John Powers who was promoted to Regional Director for the Aspen East Coast residential schools. Rae Ann Knopf was appointed the Executive Director of Bromley Brook Academy, which is a new residential school for girls in Manchester, Vermont that will be opening in the late summer. Also, Matt Alexander has been promoted to Director of Aspen Ranch, Loa, Utah. Previously Alexander was the Director of Educational Services at Aspen Ranch.
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