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Education Notes: Riverside goes modern with ‘Twelfth Night’

Ferris High School freshman Tillery Murphy was sponsored by 6th District state Rep. John Ahern.
Ferris High School freshman Tillery Murphy was sponsored by 6th District state Rep. John Ahern.

Riverside High School’s Drama Department will perform William Shakespeare’s popular comedy “Twelfth Night,” a tale of madness, humor, mistaken identity and professions of love, beginning Friday in the school’s multipurpose room at 7 p.m.

Riverside’s production will give the story a modern flair, adding a disco twist.

The Twelfth Night cast includes Kelsey Snow; Sam Moeller; Robert Johnson; Jessica Turney; Adam Eilerman; Hannah Holm; Hannah Custer; Noel Kuban; Emily van Anrooy; Katie Hankins; Leanne Huntworth; Taylor Beck; Brandon Maloney; Cassie Friedman; Elizabeth Sloan; Ian Reich; Samantha Renwick; and Stephanie Johnson.

The performance will continue Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased at the door.

For more information call Donna Skoog at (509) 464-8528.

A turn as page

Tillery Murphy, a freshman at Ferris High School, recently spent a week in Olympia as a State Legislature page for 6th District State Rep. John Ahern, who was her sponsor.

In her role, Murphy attended page school daily to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature and delivered documents to legislators and staff on the floor of the House and throughout the Capitol campus in the last week of the 2011 regular session. At the end of the week, Murphy wrote and promoted a mock bill addressing plastic bag pollution.

Murphy is the daughter of Ann and Dan Murphy of Spokane.

Students interested in learning about the page program can visit Pages/HousePage Program.

School officials on TV

Community members will have the opportunity to have their questions answered about Spokane Public Schools when “Educating Spokane” airs tonight on KSPS, Channel 7, at 7 p.m.

School Board President Sue Chapin and board directors Garret Daggett 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.

Rummage sale

Evergreen Elementary School in the Mead School District will hold its annual rummage sale and craft fair on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event is organized by the Evergreen Parent-Teacher Organization, to benefit teachers, staff, students and families of the school. A press release said the 2010 sale and fair, along with other school fundraisers, raised enough money to pay for a new computer lab. Fundraisers during the current school year made it possible for the PTO to help Evergreen purchase a new piano for the music department.

Admission is free.

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