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Education Notebook: Fifth-grader wins poster contest

Thu., April 12, 2012, midnight

Megan Anderson, a fifth-grader at Springdale Elementary School, was chosen to represent Washington state with her poster in the national Bring Our Missing Children Home art contest.

This is the second year Becky Gearhart, Anderson’s teacher, has had her students participate in the contest. Her students’ artwork from last year’s contest was also chosen to represent Washington.

To view Anderson’s poster, visit mischild.php and click to enlarge the image.

Rogers fundraiser

The Rogers Grad Night parents group is hosting a spaghetti feed and silent auction on April 21 to raise money for the senior all-nighter.

The dinner will be at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council Building, 6116 N. Market St. All-you-can-eat spaghetti will be served at 6 p.m., the silent auction begins at 7.

The dinner is $5 and is for those 21 and older.

For more information, call Val Shelton at (509) 863-6494.

LC student honored

Jenika Newsum, of Lewis and Clark High School, is one of 800 African American high school seniors who have been recognized for their academic achievement. Newsum was awarded a $2,500 scholarship by the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

The program is a privately financed academic competition established in 1964 to honor black American scholars. The program is sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

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