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Alpine Schools

Two applications for charter schools will be reviewed Tuesday by the Alpine School District Board of Education.

The applications will be discussed, but Alpine's board won't make any decisions at the 4 p.m. meeting at district offices, 575 N. 100 East, American Fork.

The board also will develop guidelines for charter schools within the Alpine district.


The dance team at Brigham Young University has reclaimed a national championship.

The Cougarettes, the winning team in 1997, 1998 and 1999, were beaten at the National Collegiate Dance Team Competition last year by less than a point.

But this year — with a score of 9.70 out of 10 — the team earned the highest score of the contest in any division, said Jodi Maxfield, the team's artistic director.

More than 180 teams were at the competition in Orlando, Fla.

The winning performance will be shown April 28 on CBS Ch. 2 at 1 p.m.


Community Development Block Grant funds may be used to replace water lines.

A public hearing is scheduled for the City Council meeting on Wednesday. The meeting begins at 6 p.m., and the water line issue is scheduled for discussion at 6:55 p.m. in City Hall, 439 W. Utah Ave. The targeted water lines are on 200 West from 400 North to Utah Avenue and on Utah Avenue from 100 West to 500 West.


A group of college students from Minnesota spent spring break performing service at the Slate Canyon Youth Center in Provo.

The 11 students dug trenches and laid railroad ties at the youth detention center as part of the College of St. Benedict's "alternative spring break" program.

The group also spent time tutoring youths at the center. The students were not paid for their services and returned to Minnesota on April 13.

The Utah Valley Symphony will present a pops concert Wednesday and Thursday, April 25 and 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Provo Tabernacle, 100 S. University Ave.

The orchestra will play familiar tunes from various composers, including Richard Strauss, Georges Bizet, Victor Herbert and Camille Saint-Saens. Admission is $5 at the door.

This will be the symphony's final concert of the season.

Spanish Fork

City officials will consider seeking a funding allocation to help develop affordable housing projects in Spanish Fork when it meets on Tuesday.

The allocation would come from the Home Funds and Community Housing Development Organization. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. following a 6:30 p.m. agenda review in City Hall, 40 S. Main.

Utah County

Volunteer Todd Harris will receive the Diana W. Jergensen Mentor of the Year Award Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the State Capitol. Gov. Mike Leavitt will make the presentation.

Harris has been a mentor for Project Vision One-to-One, a local youth mentoring program. Leavitt also will sign a proclamation declaring April 22-28 as Mentor Awareness Week in Utah.

The Utah Mentor Network sustains more than 21,000 volunteers and mentors who give their time to children, teenagers, single mothers, the homeless and people with disabilities.


Khay Douangdara has been elected student body president for 2001-2002 at Utah Valley State College. Other student body officers elected include Jennifer Beardall, vice president of academics; Spencer Livingston, vice president of inter-club council; and James Toone, vice president of student life.

The new team will replace current student body president Jared Finch, and his officers on April 28.