October 31, 2009 in Washington Voices

East Valley ‘Jurors’ to wrestle with doubt

By The Spokesman-Review
 
J. BART RAYNIAK photo

Juror No. 3, Samantha Forness, re-enacts how the alleged murder took place as juror No. 8, Josh Jolstead, stands stonefaced, and the other jurors are stunned: from left, Stephanie Albertson, Ashley Gren and Hayley Roszina.
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Students at East Valley High School will present their fall play, “Twelve Angry Jurors,” beginning Thursday. The three-act play by Sherman L. Sergel is adapted from the television show by Reginald Rose. The classic tale involves jurors in a murder trial who must deliver a unanimous verdict, but one among them brings doubt into the picture.

The foreman of the jury is played by Shawndra Frazier and the guard is acted by Ashley Mann. The other jurors are portrayed by Haley Romney, Samantha Forness, Tonya Strong, Stephanie Albertson, Jordan Cochran, Cody Groth, Josh Jolstead, Hayley Roszina, Cory Greger, Ashley Gren and Leland Hale.

Performances begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 5-7 and 12-14 at the school, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students without an ASB card. Students with an ASB card are admitted free.

AP Scholar awards

Spokane Valley schools are announcing those selected to receive awards based on their scores on Advanced Placement tests. National AP Scholars have scored an average of 4 or higher on all exams taken and 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams. AP Scholars with Distinction have an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams and 3 or higher on five or more exams. AP Scholars with Honor have an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams and 3 or higher on four or more exams. The AP Scholar awards are given to those who have completed three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher.

About 18 percent of all who take AP exams nationally score well enough to earn an AP Scholar award.

• Central Valley High School – National AP Scholars: Natalie Block, Edward Crossen and Sean Kinard. AP Scholars with Distinction: Genasee Aman, Sanjay Bappudi, Natalie Block, Nicholas Boyer, Kendra Brown, Kyle Brown, Edward Crossen, Jamie Darnell, Kaleena Dobson, Abigail Gehrett, Philip Keeve, Sean Kinard, Auston Lende, Theora Rice, Kyle Staples, Janni Sun, Lingbo Tong and Randi Wilson. AP Scholars with Honor: Zane Allinger, David Butler, Kaitlin Gillespie, Rachel Hollenbeck, Emily Juhre, Jared Mola, Brian Moore, Cameron Nemeth, Keegan Shea, Quinn Shellhorn, Jack Sorensen, Katherine Termath, David Wang and Helen Yuan. AP Scholars: Cameron Allen, Alexandria Arthun-Roullier, Krisha-Tyra Bautista, Jordan Delker, Mitchell Dumais, Ryan Fisher, Anna Highley, Hallie Himmelreich, Anthony Jenkins, Tristina Krakenberg, Troy Murphey, Erin Murphy, Ashley Renz, Amanda Savage, Ryan Seacrist, Melissa Seely, Natalie Shepard, Kyle Siddoway and Rachel White.

• University High School – AP Scholars with Distinction: Garrett Evenson, John Grimes, Nathan Hutchens, Caroline Loehner and Andrew Marron. AP Scholars with Honor: Allison Bertoni, Amy Bestick, David Finkel, Alita Judkins, Caleb Palmquist, Zachary Polsin and Allyssa Westby. AP Scholars: Emily Dempsey, Bradley Dowling, Madeline Fuchs, Shea Gowdy, Taylor Haven, Britney Jamison, David Kenny, Michael Kirby, Andrew Lamm, Andrea Malquist, Kara May, Jessica Nowling, Jacob Olsufka, Erin Ormsby, Cassandra Partridge, Nathan Pindras, Bailey Shepherd, Jake Varness and Molly Wakeling.

• West Valley High School – AP Scholar with Distinction: Laura Larson. AP Scholar with Honor: Deane Alexandra. AP Scholar: Taylor Shillam.

Freeman receives grant

The Freeman School District has received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance to support the district’s math and science program. The Rockford ExxonMobil Minimart applied for the grant on behalf of the school district. The money will be used to purchase three new microscopes for the middle-school science program.

Marching band awards

The East Valley High School marching band recently took home several awards from the Columbia Basin Marching Band Festival in Royal City, Wash. The band took first place in the AAA division and also won Sweepstakes Best in Show. The students also took awards for outstanding general effect, outstanding drum major, outstanding percussion and outstanding marching.

A challenge

Students from the Future Business Leaders of America clubs at Central Valley High School and East Valley High School recently completed the Adventure Dynamics Outdoor Challenge Course together. The program teaches leadership skills, teamwork and cooperation as students work together to complete a ropes course.


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