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Salk Middle School celebrates 50 years

Thu., April 26, 2012, midnight

Salk Middle School is celebrating its 50th anniversary Saturday with a ceremony at the school. Doors open at 1 p.m. Neighbors and Salk alumni are invited to the celebration.

Visitors can look at old and new yearbooks and newspaper clippings to see how the school has changed. Classrooms will be open for tours, and student art projects will be displayed.

Mark Anderson will be the master of ceremonies. Featured speakers are Mark Rypien, Salk alumus and former NFL quarterback; Don Saffle and Ken White, former Salk students and current teachers; Larry Skillestad, former Salk science teacher; and Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Stowell.

Student show artwork at benefit on May 4

Spokane Public Schools students in elementary through high school will share their artistic talent at the “Rockin’ Art” benefit art show May 4 at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St., from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

The 8-Tracks will perform, and student art will be available in a silent auction, as will works by art teachers and local professional artists. No-host soft drinks, wine, beer, cocktails and snacks will also be available.

Suggested donation is $15. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at www.spokaneschools

Proceeds will benefit the Spokane Public Schools Foundation, which supports student learning and school programs.

St. George’s wins economics challenge

Students at St. George’s School showed their economics smarts and won the Washington State 2012 Economics Challenge.

Seniors Te Du, Jack McGougan, Kellen Mohr and Kylie Mohr competed in the online EconChallenge competition, testing their knowledge of economics covering topics in macro, micro and international economics.

The students will move on to the national semifinals this week. If the St. George’s team advances to the national final, they will head to New York City in May and compete against the top four teams in the country. The competition includes rounds of testing, solving case problems and a quick-paced oral quiz bowl.

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