March 22, 2012 in Washington Voices

School Notes: Mead dance team to compete on national stage

By The Spokesman-Review

Mead High School Dance Team is shown. The group will compete in the USA National Dance Competition in California at the end of the month, with their coach Tonya Axworthy.
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The Mead High School Dance Team will put its best foot forward March 30-31 when the group heads to Anaheim, Calif., for the USA National Dance Competition.

The Mead dancers are Abbie Magee,Lunden Nugen,Kali BradfordJenae Schrader,Emily Salzl,Mara Cole, Betsey Steinert,India Halliburton-Link, Alli Stauffacher, Kylie Booth,Tricia Findley,Alex Christensen,Lauren Brink,Madi Royal,Shelby Steele,Taylor Schwartz,Nicky Senn,Michelle Chapel, and Danielle Turner. Their coach is Tonya Axworthy.

‘Educating Spokane’ to air live on KSPS

Members of the community will have the opportunity to have their questions answered about Spokane Public Schools when “Educating Spokane” airs at 7:30 p.m. March 29 on KSPS channel 7.

Bob Douthitt, the school board president, board directors Sue Chapman and Jeff Bierman, and Superintendent Nancy Stowell will be available to answer questions and respond to comments from the public.

Listeners may text or call (509) 354-7711 or email to ask a question.

Fun run to help kids affected by drugs

Local residents can give Spokane kids affected by drugs hope in the Hope Hustle 5K Charity Fun Run/Walk, put on by Lewis and Clark High School’s Washington Drug Free Youth club.

The event will be April 28, beginning at 10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Spokane Drug Endangered Children Program.

To receive a T-shirt and avoid late fees, registration must be received by March 29.

Cost is $15 with a shirt, $10 without. Late registration is $15 and T-shirts won’t be available. Children age 9 and younger may register for free and receive a T-shirt for $5, if registered by March 29.

To register and for more information, visit

Marsden scholarships open for applications

The Marsden Scholarship Committee is encouraging Spokane high school students demonstrating exceptional academic achievement to apply for the George and Dorothy Marsden Scholarship, established to help academically promising students from the Inland Northwest maximize their potential at the best colleges and universities, according to a press release from the committee.

The committee looks for two students each year based on their academic performance in high school and potential for academic excellence in college. Students may receive up to $20,000 over four years.

The application deadline is April 1. To apply and for more information visit

The scholarship fund is administered through The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. No religious affiliation is required.

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