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Teachers Who Make a Difference Award

On Monday, May 7th, two Rocklin Academy teachers were recognized as "Teachers Who Make a Difference" by the Association of California Administrators (ACSA). Mrs. Kari-Anne MacArthur from Western Sierra and our very own Meyers kindergarten teacher, Jennifer Wood, were recognized for going above and beyond in their work as a classroom teacher. Their passion for students and dedicating time beyond the school day to support programs and activities is appreciated by our school community. Please join us in congratulating Kari-Anne and Jennifer for their achievement!
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Western Sierra's DECA Chapter Works to Inspire Community

The Western Sierra Collegiate Academy DECA chapter understands dressing for success is a good way to build business and grow their membership. The only DECA chapter in Placer County, Western Sierra’s DECA activities include class curriculum to improve business and marketing skills, passionate chapter campaigns such as Dress for Success Day, and school and community outreach, including a student-driven food drive for the Placer County Food Bank.
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Western Sierra Sophomore Kaylee Doty Returns as World Champion with her Partner in Chinese Bridge Competition

Kaylee’s road to international acclaim started at the West Coast Chinese Bridge Competition last spring, where she took top honors. In October, Kaylee flew to China for the international competition, held in the city of Kunming, Yunnan province.

Kaylee and her American teammate Charlie Hoffs competed against 400 students from five continents and 96 countries. The duo advanced through nine rounds of competition to take top score in Chinese language proficiency, Chinese culture, and overall artistic performance. Kaylee wowed the judges with a speech delivered in Mandarin, and her performance on the Guzheng, a Chinese harp.

Kaylee’s prize includes a four-year full ride scholarship at the Chinese University of her choice.
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Western Sierra Highly Ranked by US News and ERP/CBEE

Western Sierra is ranked as the #1 school in the Sacramento area for College Readiness, 65th Best High School in California and 380th in the nation and earned a Gold medal by U.S. News & World Report! Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare their students for college.

Also, for the 12th year in a row, Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business & Education Excellence (CBEE) selected Western Sierra to receive the title of a 2016 Honor Roll School. The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students.
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Western Sierra students take 1st Place in Annual Code Wars Competition

At the 20th annual HP Code Wars competition held at the company’s Roseville campus on March 4th, WSCA took 1st place in the novice division. Winning programmers Apostolos Delis, Jarod Heng, and Jordan Osterberg faced a wide range of high-tech challenges and competed with 66 teams consisting of 179 students. Western Sierra students Isaac Koerner, Matthew Pilawa, and Elijah Sherratt also participated in the event.
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Two WSCA Students Awarded Chinese Youth Ambassador Scholarships

The Jinan-Sacramento Sister City Council has awarded Western Sierra Collegiate Academy sophomores Sophia Rowe and Carina Lim Youth Ambassador scholarships to represent Sacramento on a 11-day trip to Jinan, China. Rowe and Lim will stay with Chinese host families, tour local schools, and visit Jinan government officials to build cross-cultural relationships.
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