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G-Prep students earn AP Scholar distinctions

Thu., Oct. 21, 2010, midnight

Students from Gonzaga Prep recently earned AP Scholar status for their academic excellence on their college-level Advanced Placement Program exams.

AP Scholars with Distinction, given to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3.0 or higher on five or more of the exams, include Evan Anders and Emma Irwin, of Colbert, Anthony Cossette, Margaret Cressey, Benjamin Dart, Mariah Harvey, James Heusner, Katrina Marcinkowski, and Brian Tully, all of Spokane.

AP Scholars with Honor, granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3.0 or higher on four or more of the exams, include Mackenzie Foster, Olivia Kraft, Annie McEwen, Allison Parker, Joseph Ward, all of Spokane, and Erin Stoyell-Mulholland, of Newton Square, Pa.

AP Scholars, awarded to students who receive grades of 3.0 or higher on three or more AP exams, include Lesley Da wson, of Deer Park, Zachary Bailey, Katharine Barsotti, Justin Garcia, Audrey Hiatt, Olgena Hoxha, Joseph Ippolito, Tyler Jolly, George Joslin, Ryan Kellogg, Nicholas Lauderdale, Jocelyn Murphy, Alyssa O’Brien, Dylan Porter, Matthew Romano, Brian Schnieder, Shannon Sentenn, Olivia Skierka, Mackenzie Smith, Jenna Speltz, Sydney Weber, and Elaine Whaley, all of Spokane.

Students took their AP exams in May after completing college-level courses.

Photographers to visit Libby Center

Third- through eighth-grade students at Libby Center in the Spokane Public Schools district will have two special, “artsy” visitors, beginning Monday and continuing through next Friday.

Photographers Hermon Joyner and Kathy Monaghan of Portland will join the students as part of the annual Artists in Residence program, supported by SMILE, a local nonprofit. The topic for this year’s visit is “Windows and Mirrors: The Art and Science of Photography.” Students will spend time with Joyner and Monaghan each day, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call Libby Center at (509) 354-7500.

Rogers students collect for food bank

Students at Rogers High School recently spent a Saturday collecting donations for Second Harvest Food Bank in the memory of Rogers math teacher Terri Kim, who was murdered in 2006, along with her husband, by their mentally ill son.

The community benefit has become an annual event and includes approximately 80 students. The fundraiser came about after students and staff recalled how Kim often worked to help low-income students.

This year’s collection totaled $4,544 in cash and 1,805 pounds of food. Five fundraising efforts have been held in Kim’s memory overall and have raised a total of $29,277 benefiting the Spokane community.

Schools board plans public meeting

The Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors will provide the first community outreach opportunity of the school year on Wednesday at Garry Middle School, 725 E. Joseph Ave., at 6 p.m.

The meeting will give parents and family members a chance to voice their concerns and ask questions in an informal setting.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via e-mail at


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