December 26, 2009 in Washington Voices

GRIT magazine prints Ardie Wisner’s story

Inside Our Schools Nina Culver
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On Nov. 2, Central Valley High School entrepreneurship Students participated in a Safeway Takeover in Liberty Lake. Front Row: Kelsey Gruis, Carissa Balmes, Kassie Panther, Brooke Jackson, Sydney Hamilton, Rebecca Kissack and Sara Hemenway Middle Row: Charlotte Dicicco, Scottie Johnson, Nick Pendergrass, Ben Sauther, Tanner Markham, Nathan Pederson, Kevin Schell and Wendy Broom. Back Row: Tarik Jensen, Patrick McNeil, Dan Hays, Sam Neumann, Erich Graff, Shaun Monaghan, Michael Kilduff and Joe Britt. Courtesy of Robin Barnhart
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A short story written by University Elementary paraeducator and supervisory assistant Ardie Wisner was featured in the November/December issue of GRIT Magazine, which focuses on rural America.

The story, titled “Childhood Memories of Our Old Farm Barn,” is about a barn located at the base of Powder House Hill in Deer Lodge, Mont., which her family owned when she was a child.

The story can be seen at

Learning about business

A group of Central Valley High School students recently participated in a “takeover” of the Liberty Lake Safeway in order to learn more about business.

Students in the entrepreneurship class shadowed employees in 11 departments, including produce, bakery, floral and checkout.

Lion King

The cast of the Broadway musical “The Lion King” recently visited University High School drama students while the touring show was in town.

The visit was in recognition of the students’ successful performance of the “Sweeney Todd” production this fall. Omari Tau, who plays one of the hyenas, also visited fourth- and fifth-grade students at South Pines Elementary.

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