June 9, 2011 in Washington Voices

Education Notebook: Students join school board

By The Spokesman-Review

Shanice Applewhaite, a junior at North Central High School, and Rogers junior Karl Fencl will join the Spokane Public Schools Board as student advisers for the 2011-’12 school year. They will contribute a student perspective to board discussions.

Applewhaite is a member of the National Honor Society, Young Life and Place of Most Potential, an interactive club at Washington State University that helps prepare young students for college. She also plays varsity softball and works as a grocery store courtesy clerk.

Fencl is a member of the National Honor Society and received a Spirit of Jim Chase Youth Award for his work with the Interact Club. He is the captain of the debate team and the bowling team and plays varsity baseball.

LC senior receives aviation scholarship

Cameron O’Connell, a 2011 graduate of Lewis and Clark High School, was recently awarded the Chris Hanly Memorial Aviation Scholarship.

The $2,000 scholarship, intended to help someone with an interest in aviation, will allow O’Connell an opportunity to reach his goal to become a military cargo or commercial airline pilot.

Hanley was an EMT and firefighter pilot, whose love for aviation began at age 11. He graduated from Cheney High School in 1997 and received his private pilot’s license at age 17. Three days after his 24th birthday, Hanly died of heart failure.

For more information about the scholarship and application requirements visit www.mangnall.com/ hanly.

All Saints plans garage sale Saturday

All Saints Catholic School will hold a garage sale on Saturday to raise funds for the renovation of its sports field and to support the school’s athletic programs.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., shoppers can visit St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 3520 E. 18th Ave., and find a variety of bargains, including home décor items, holiday decorations, toys, furniture, household items, sports equipment, books and home renovation items.

2012 LC seniors plan poolside fundraiser

Lewis and Clark seniors will graduate on Sunday, but next year’s graduates are already planning their big party.

Tickets are now on sale for the Sept. 8 “Flip-Flops and Lemon Drops” poolside party at the home of Dave and Denise Christy, to benefit the 2012 LC senior all-nighter.

The festivities will not only include pool fun, from 5 to 8 p.m., but also appetizers and drinks.

Cost is $50 per person and space is limited.

To reserve a spot by the pool and for more information email Ashley Talarico at ricofamily4@ comcast.net.

Sorry guys, this fundraiser is for ladies only.

Environmental science awards

Students were recently honored at the 14th annual Spokane Youth Environmental Conference at Spokane Community College. The middle and high school students gave oral presentations or poster sessions about their environmental science projects. The following students from the Mead, Riverside and Spokane Public School districts were among students who received superior awards for their efforts.

Brittney Sanders, Dylan Stout and Jordyn Brooks, seventh-graders at Mountainside Middle School were awarded for their project about “Trout Survival in Varying Temperatures.” Seventh-grader Severyn Westbrook in the Enrichment Cooperative received an award for “Thermal Imaging: Do Energy Efficient Windows Work?” Erik Kemp, a senior at Riverside High School, was given his award for his project on “Odocoileus Virginianus: Response to Un-natural Food Sources.” Junior John Taylor at Riverside was awarded for his project on “Analysis on the Effects of Exercise on Memory.”

The students received a gift certificate to Auntie’s Bookstore and participating schools received a grant for their science program. The students’ projects will also be published this summer in a journal, summarizing each of the superior-rated projects and posted online at www.syec.org.

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