Student athletes at Mt. Spokane High School were recently honored, not only for their talent on the field or the court, but also for their success in the classroom.
Mt. Spokane athletes in each sport were given the Wildcat Award for their academic achievement, commitment, team support and sportsmanship.
Student athletes include M’Liss Powles, for soccer; Megan Nelson, for volleyball; Jessica Reed, for women’s cross-country; Brandon Graham, for football; and Alex Anderson, for men’s cross-country.
KSPS to air forum
Community members will have the opportunity to have their questions answered about Spokane Public Schools when “Educating Spokane” airs tonight on KSPS-TV, channel 7 at 7 p.m.
Sue Chapin, school board president, board directors Bob Douthitt and Rocky Treppiedi, along with Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Stowell will be available to answer questions and respond to comments from the public.
To ask a question, call (509) 354-7711.
Shoes for needy
Students at Northwest Christian School and St. George’s School, along with Soles4Souls Inc., are stepping up to help those in need.
Tuesday through Jan. 25, students will collect gently worn shoes and donations to help people living in extreme poverty, those who are victims of a natural disaster or just in need of shoes.
The school with the most shoes collected will be announced during the rivalry basketball game The Battle for the Holy Grail on Jan. 25.
For more information about the shoe collection, call Laura Shearer at Northwest Christian at (509) 238-4005, ext. 118, or Mark Rickard at St. George’s at (509) 466-1636, ext. 400. For more information about Soles4Souls, visit www.giveshoes.org.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.