Rathdrum’s Phil Alverson Earns Eagle Scout Award

Phil Alverson, son of David and Connie Alverson of Rathdrum, recently received the Eagle Scout Award from the Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts of America.

Alverson, a senior at Lake City High School and member of Troop 218, earned the award by replacing and painting the bleachers at Lakeland Junior High School.

He is active in track, football and wrestling and served as assistant senior patrol leader and participated in survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane.

Alverson plans to attend North Idaho College.

Donna Matheson, a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, was recently included in the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the West.

Matheson has been employed by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe for 11 years, publishes a newspaper on behalf of the tribe and also contributes to The Spokesman-Review, Indian Country Today, News From Indian Country, The Navajo Timers and Indian Gaming Insider.

She became certified by the multicultural management program offered at the nation’s oldest school of journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1994 and is a past fellow of the Howard Simons Foundation.

EXCEL (Extras to Create Excellent Learning) Foundation of Coeur d’Alene recently distributed 35 grants totalling more than $32,000 this fall to the Coeur d’Alene School District to promote quality education. Recipients and their projects are listed by school.

Lakes Middle School: Suzy Gerber, and Robyn Palmer, “A Follow Up to Ann Frank,” allowing students to interview primary sources, research and read about World War II; Zig Steele, “Back to Basics with the Newspaper”, using the Spokesman-Review newspaper as an interdisciplinary resource; Jane Roletto, “Practical and Beautiful,” allowing students to explore a variety of intriguing and inspiring mathematics leading to an inevitable appreciation of the true beauty of math; Julie Brown, “The Curse Continues…”, providing students with opportunities to analyze literature for math content and to write their own math story; Geri Harshman, “Water & Environmental Issues of Crisis,” provide students with learning experience of water pollution and environmental issues that will affect their decision making processes in the future.

Canfield Middle School: Al Potts, and Lisa Rakes, “Circle Around with the Classics,” designed to implement literature circles and drama in the study of classic novels.

Coeur d’Alene High School: Shelly Brulotte, “Bringing Publication into the 21st Century” to technically enhance and supplement a student journalism program; Lori Frank, “Who Gets the Snowshoe,” to outfit every student with snowshoes to facilitate negotiating 2 to 4 inches of snow while carrying out the advanced forest management course.

Coeur d’Alene and Lake City High Schools; Jill Josquin, and Jerre Coleman, “Cultural Enrichment Through Reading in the French Classroom,” to provide appropriate reading materials for students to apply French skills and enhance cultural knowledge.

Lake City High School: Andrea Partington, “Computer Research & Instruction,”to create a research and writing lab for students to do in-depth research, hone critical thinking and writing skills, and publish the results; Mike Clabby, “The Storage Bin and the Poster Shop,” to provide students with ZIP discs to store posters and multimedia presentations in a lab situation; Rozanne Evans, “Videoconferencing in Spanish,” to allow upper division spanish students face-to-face communication with foreign students over the Internet and to use desktop computers to create videos in Spanish; Scott Jacobson, “Labvantage,” to allow students to conduct science experiments in connection with state of the art laboratory stations; Laura Vincent, “Economic Summit-Our Global Economy,” to allow students to participate in an economic summit that will give them understanding of global economy and how nations must use and trade resources.

Other EXCEL recipients will be listed in a future Achievements column.

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MEMO: Contact for Idaho Achievements is Sherry Adkins. Tell us about your achievements by writing to: Achievements, The Spokesman-Review, Suite 200, 608 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. Pictures must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Contact for Idaho Achievements is Sherry Adkins. Tell us about your achievements by writing to: Achievements, The Spokesman-Review, Suite 200, 608 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. Pictures must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

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