March 20, 2010 in Washington Voices

VCS senior wins essay contest

By The Spokesman-Review

Katie Worley, a senior at Valley Christian School, has been named the winner of the Washington State Christopher Columbus Essay Competition.

The competition was sponsored by the Washington Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, May Hutton Chapter.

Worley will be honored at a luncheon in Tacoma in May, and her essay will advance to the division competition.

She is a 4.0 honor student and a multi-sport athlete.

Career day

Future Business Leaders of America students and students in the career and technical education classes at Central Valley High School attended Career Exploration Day on March 10 at the National Guard Readiness Center.

The students listened to a presentation on the types of businesses in the Spokane area and the jobs available. They also participated in hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Presented by Greater Spokane Inc., the event featured representatives from the fields of health care, manufacturing, aerospace, technology and business and professional services.

The students from Central Valley who attended were Cody Bafus, McKenzie Britain, Rachel Burk, Cory Erickson, Dakota Fox, Melissa Henry, Alison Holford, Chase Julian, Megan Kaiser, Cameron Kridler, Abigail Mansoor, Elizabeth Mansoor, Katie May, Tyler Rodriquez, Casandra Skinfill, Justine Smith, Alex Sweeney, Gretchen Tempel, McKay Tucker, Derek Vasquez and Dana Walker.

March of Dimes fundraiser

Students in Central Valley High School’s Future Business Leaders of America organization raised $1,878.16 during the “Change for Baby” March of Dimes fundraiser Feb. 2-26.

The fundraiser is an annual event for the group, which gave all teachers during the fourth period of the day a baby bottle to collect donations. Students also collected donations during lunch, basketball games and from family and friends.

Over the years, the school has raised $28,869 for the March of Dimes.

Outreach fun run

The Central Valley PTA Council will present a 5K Heart Run to benefit its Heart In Hand Outreach program.

The run will be April 10 starting at University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., with registration starting at 8 a.m. The signup fee is $12 for age 18 and older , $8 for age 17 and younger. The fee is $15 after March 31.

Registration forms can be downloaded at Call Rondielle Frye at (509) 701-1912 for more information.

The Heart in Hand Outreach program is a nonprofit organization that provides various kinds of assistance to families in need in the CV area. Formed last fall, the group said it has paid rent for a family of eight, helped to find a donated van for a family with no transportation, donated the deposit for an apartment for a family of six who had been living in a one-bedroom hotel room, connected with local churches to distribute 60 Thanksgiving dinners to needy families in three schools, and sent out Christmas gifts and gift cards for families in need.

For more information, visit www.cvheartinhand.

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