‘Mockingbird’ actress speaks to CV students

Mary Badham stands in front of a photo of herself and actor Gregory Peck in the classic 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird.” (J. BART RAYNIAK)
Mary Badham stands in front of a photo of herself and actor Gregory Peck in the classic 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird.” (J. BART RAYNIAK)

Mary Badham, the actress who played Scout in the 1962 movie, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” paid a visit to students at Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road.

Part of Spokane’s 2010 Big Read project, Badham gave a presentation to the students to talk about her experiences when she filmed the movie, answer questions and asked students to read from the book by Harper Lee.

The visit was sponsored by the Spokane County Library District and the Spokane Public Library.

For more information about the Big Read, visit the Spokane County Library’s Web site at www.scld.org.

School board interviews candidates

The West Valley School Board held a special meeting Wednesday to interview candidates to replace out-going board member Debbie Hjortedal.

The board interviewed Sam Andrews and Sandra Streeter-Bergman and is expected to make a decision during its next regular meeting Tuesday.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the district conference center, 8818 E. Grace Ave.


The Spokane Regional Health District will offer free immunizations to students at area schools during the month of March.

The clinics will be offered at the following schools in the Greater Spokane Valley area: Centennial Middle School, 915 N. Ella Road, Spokane Valley on March 4 from 1 to 6 p.m.; Ness Elementary School, 9612 E. Cataldo, March 5 from 1 to 6.

There will also be clinics held in Spokane at Farwell Elementary School, 13005 N. Crestline, March 16 from 3 to 6; Shiloh Hills Elementary School, 505 E. Stonewall, March 18 from 3 to 6; Madison Elementary School, 319 W. Nebraska, March 23 from 1 to 6; and Arlington Elementary School, 6363 N. Smith, March 24 from 1 to 6.

The clinics will offer immunizations to anyone 18 or younger from any school district. Parents must be present.

Children needing the tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) series for the sixth grade must be at least 11 years old.

All vaccines are free, but the HPV immunization will only be available to those without private health insurance or if their plan doesn’t cover it.

For more information, call the Spokane Regional Health District at (509) 324-1500.

Scholarship opportunity

The men’s and ladies’ clubs of the Painted Hills Golf Course will award scholarships to five students in April.

The scholarships are $1,500, and one will be awarded through the Spokane Community Colleges Foundation. Applications for financial aid from the foundation will be automatically considered for the scholarship.

The other four will be available to high school students in the area. Applications are available from the school’s guidance counselors at high schools in Spokane Valley and at Painted Hills Golf Course, 4403 S. Dishman-Mica Road.

Applications are due by March 22.

For more information, call the golf course at (509) 928-4653.

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