Education Notebook: NWC 5th-grader wins chess title

The Northwest Christian Chess Club recently competed against other local schools, showing they have what it takes to be champions.

Fifth-grader Torrey Casper earned the title of grand champion against Arcadia Elementary and St. George’s School. Other fifth-grade students who placed in the chess competition are: Nathan Sacpopo, third place; Tristan Udby, fourth place; and Nick Seleski, fifth place. Third-grader Bryannah Davis helped her team finish in second place.

The win qualified the chess club for the state championships on April 21 in Pasco. The next chess competition will be at St. George’s School on Dec. 11.

LC students to serve benefit breakfast

Students at Lewis and Clark High School will serve a pancake breakfast to local families at Applebee’s, 2007 E. 29th Ave., on Dec. 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.  

The breakfast, served by students, includes pancakes, sausage and live music. Proceeds from the morning fundraising event will benefit the LC music department.

Tickets are $10 per person and space is limited. To purchase tickets, email the Lewis and Clark Instrumental Music Parents Association at info@lcimpa.org.

LC presents musical ‘Legally Blonde’

Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama is staging the blockbuster musical “Legally Blonde” on Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8-10 in the LC auditorium. All shows are at 7 p.m.

Homecoming queen and sorority sweetheart Elle Woods, played by Laura Chamberlain, doesn’t take no for an answer. So, when she’s dumped by her boyfriend, Warner, played by Mario Zavala, for somebody more serious, she hits the books. With her friends Serena, played by Hannah Hudson, Margot, played by Madison Rasmussen, and Pilar, played by Vanessa Butler, by her side, she comes up with a plan to go to Harvard Law School to win him back. Along the way she meets new friends – Paulette, played by Keyonna Knight, and Vivienne, played by Kaitlynn Davis – and proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

The production is directed and choreographed by Greg Pschirrer.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. The show carries a PG-13 parental guideline.

For more information, call (509) 354-6907 or visit www.tigerdrama.com.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via email at raineyc@spokesman.com.

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