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Foundation names Spokane scholars

High school seniors from the Spokane area were honored Monday for their academic excellence at the 18th annual Spokane Scholars Foundation Banquet at the Spokane Convention Center. A total of $60,000 was awarded.

English grant recipients are Matthew Comi of Northwest Christian School, awarded $4,000; Cassandra Partridge of University High School, awarded $3,000; Caroline Emberton of St. George’s School, awarded $2,000; and Rachelle Parsloe of Central Valley High School, awarded $1,000.

Social Studies grant recipients are Janni Sun of Central Valley High School, awarded $4,000; Corrine Schmidt of Ferris High School, awarded $3,000; Andrey Melnikov of North Central High School, awarded $2,000; and Howard Lee of St. George’s School, awarded $1,000.

Mathematic grant recipients are Ho Jae Lee of St. George’s School, awarded $4,000; David Finkel of University High School, awarded $3,000; Brian Moore of Central Valley High School, awarded $2,000; and Hannah Myers of Ferris High School, awarded $1,000.

Science grant recipients are Amy Bestick of University High School, awarded $4,000; Richard Caulkins of St. George’s School, awarded $3,000; Cameron Nemeth of Central Valley High School, awarded $2,000; and Scott Davis of Ferris High School, awarded $1,000.

World Languages grant recipients are Matei Alexianu of St. George’s School, awarded $4,000; Olgena Hoxha of Gonzaga Preparatory School, awarded $3,000; Derrick Cunningham of Mt. Spokane High School, awarded $2,000; and Samantha Lewis of The Oaks Classical Christian Academy, awarded $1,000.

Fine Arts grant recipients are Christa Prentiss of Northwest Christian School, awarded $4,000; Elyce Cutshall of Newport High School, awarded $3,000; Philip Keeve of Central Valley High School, awarded $2,000; and Taemin Eum of St. George’s School, awarded $1,000.

High school artwork to be showcased

High school artists from Spokane Public Schools will have an opportunity to show off their talent at the Rockin’ Art benefit show on Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St.

The fundraiser will include live music from The 8 Tracks, a silent auction for works of art by local student artists, and lots of fun for family and friends. No-host soft drinks, wine, beer, cocktails and snacks will also be available.

Suggested donation is $10 per person.

Proceeds will benefit the Spokane Public Schools Foundation.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via e-mail at raineyc@spokesman.com.


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