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Favorite Christmas Presents

Presents and gift giving are common during the holiday season and with Christmas just a few days away, the Boulder City Review visited students and community members to find out what their favorite Christmas presents were.

“A bike. It was blue. It has two wheels and is fun to ride.”

Quentin Somerhalder, 5, a kindergartner at Mitchell Elementary School

“A robot, because it can dance.”

Dylan Smith, 6, a first-grader at Mitchell Elementary

“A bow and arrow. When it flew by it whistled.”

Michael Martorano, 6, a first-grader at Mitchell Elementary

“A stuffed animal. It was a dog. It was cute, fluffy, soft and really big.”

Mieke Schutlz, 6 1/2, a first-grader at Mitchell Elementary

“A couple of years ago, I got a guitar. I’d always wanted to learn how to play an instrument, and they are really cool.”

Tanner Rogers, a senior at Boulder City High School

“A weight set because it is gain season.”

Jimmy Dunagan, a senior at Boulder City High School

“Definitely my Barbie Dream House.”

Lily Gibson, a senior at Boulder City High School

“My dog, Hope, was born on Christmas, and I consider her my favorite present.”

Christian Long, a senior at Boulder City High School

“Probably my record player I got a few years ago because I love music.”

Clairese Murray, a senior at Boulder City School

“My dog because I think he’s the best thing ever.”

Julia Ward, a senior at Boulder City High School

“One of the very first walking dolls that was made. She had red hair and was so precious to me.”

Lynn Sommer, a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and a volunteer at Emergency Aid of Boulder City

“When I was 14 years old, I got my first gun, a .22. It is one of the guns I still have. I still to this day take it out to Boulder City Gun Club and shoot targets.”

Davis Sommer, a member of St. Andrew’s and a volunteer Emergency Aid of Boulder City

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A popular Eagle tradition

The annual Boulder City High School Grad Walk was held this past Friday.

May the Fourth Be With You (a day early)

LEFT: Sophomore Delaney Loeslein gets some assistance during the class challenge of Hungry, Hungry Hippo at Friday’s BCHS year-end assembly.

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Therapy dogs make testing ‘stress free’ at King Elementary

Test anxiety is a common concern for teachers, parents, and students, especially this time of year for King students as they prepare to take the state test for the first time.

Statehouse daughter heads services to veterans

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Howard turns passion into full-time job

For many self-published authors, the passion to put words on a page ends up being a hobby they do when everyday life frees up a few minutes here and there to do so.

BCHS gearing up for spring play

Spring is in the air and life is abuzz in the Boulder City High School Theatre Department. While residents all over town are packing their winter clothes and embarking on spring cleaning projects; students in the drama department are collaborating on their spring performance of “Yard Sale” by Tim Kelly.

Andrew Mitchell Elementary goes beyond 7 Habits

As a Leader In Me School, Mitchell Elementary frequently refers to the 7 Habits. As a matter of fact, each day at our morning ceremony, students and staff recite our mission statement, which refers specifically to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.