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Education Notes: LC drama vies for theater awards

Lewis and Clark Tiger Drama students have been nominated for the Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre High School Musical Awards for their production of “Hairspray!” performed last winter.

The drama students are being honored Monday in the Tony Awards-style show. Nominations include: Outstanding Music Direction – honorable mention; Outstanding Choreography; Outstanding Scenic Design; Outstanding Costume Design; Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design; Outstanding Stage Crew; Outstanding Performance by a Chorus; Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Madisson Clarry as Penny Pingleton; Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – honorable mention, Jon O’Grady as Corny Collins; Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role – honorable mention, Jessica Newell as female authority figure/Prudy; Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Group – honorable mention, The Dynamites.

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NC musicians to go to D.C.

North Central High School will send seven of its musicians to Washington, D.C., on June 26 to perform as part of the National Association for Music Education’s 2011 All-National Honor Ensemble.

Senior Sydne Alegria, junior Alyssa Chamberlain, senior Lindsey Gay, junior Timothy Hensz, senior Anthony McCain, senior Emily Nachbar and sophomore Theo Olson are among 330 students chosen for the ensemble and asked to perform in the prestigious concert. According to a press release from the association, the ensembles were established as “the ultimate recognition of music student performance, beyond state and divisional levels.”

To donate funds to help the NC students travel to D.C., send contributions to National Honor Choir Fund at North Central High School, 1600 N Howard St., Spokane, WA 99205. For more information about the National Association for Music Education visit

G-Prep extends school day

Gonzaga Prep students will have a longer day when school resumes in the fall.

The administration and faculty have expanded the students’ day by 30 minutes to “allow students to take an additional academic, elective, or Advanced Placement course to earn college credit,” according to a press release from Gonzaga Prep. Classes will begin at 7:45 a.m. and end at 2:45 p.m., with the exception of Tuesdays, when school will begin at 9 a.m., to provide teachers and staff time for faculty meetings.

No tuition increase is associated with the longer school day.

For more information call the school at (509) 483-8512 or visit