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LCHS collecting food, clothing, blankets for needy

Lake City High School’s Youth Volunteers in Action will wrap up its annual food drive on Monday. The LCHS Key Club will be collecting winter clothing and blankets through the end of the drive.

Students are reaching out to the community, asking for donations to be brought to Lake City between 7:45 and 8 a.m. on school days or to the Community Action Partnership Food Bank.

The food drive has been done by the Youth Volunteers in Action for 25 years, “With this year’s difficult financial situation, community resources are being strained. We hope to provide them with some relief by bettering our food and money donations from last year,” group adviser Don Callister said in a press release.

Last year, the food drive brought in more than 6,000 pounds of food and $7,713 for the Community Action Partnership Food Bank. The donations included more than 50 frozen turkeys.

For more information, call Callister at 769-0769 or e-mail dcallister@cdaschools.org.

Students gather for Speech Meet

Students from Lakes Bible Academy in Rathdrum recently competed against students from the Oaks Academy in Spokane Valley and Logos School in Moscow in a Speech Meet, held in Moscow. About 80 students competed in the event.

Categories included poetry, history, Bible, fable, folk tales, and literary oration. Students received ribbons superior standing or first place, and excellent or second place.

Lakes students awarded a superior ribbons included Randy Newton, Anna Kirkham, and Sasha Westly. Students receiving an excellent ribbon from Lakes Academy were Christian Brillhart, Jacob Stanchfield, Abby Stanchfield, Landon Sprague, Jackson Ricks and Alexa Ricks.

Area teachers receive IHC grants

The Idaho Humanities Council awarded $66,791 in grants to Idaho organizations and individuals at its recent November meeting in Boise, including incentive grants to two local teachers.

Susan Stagliano, a teacher at The Valley View Early Childhood Center in Bonners Ferry, was awarded $1,000 for a weekly music appreciation class for the kindergarten and first-grade students.

Sandpoint High School social studies teacher Debra Smith was awarded $1,000 to help support a new interdisciplinary course, titled International Relations/Model United Nations.

The $1,000 grants are awarded by the IHC twice a year to K-12 teachers and educational organizations to enhance teaching of the humanities in the classroom.

The upcoming deadline for the Idaho Humanities Council grant proposals is Jan. 15. Guidelines, application forms, and information about IHC grants and activities are available on the Council’s Web site at www.idahohumanities.org. Interested applicants can call 345-5346.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at 927-2166 or via e-mail at raineyc@spokesman.com


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