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Education Notes: Ferris to perform ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Liz Brouwer-Wade, as Katherina, and Nathan Seppi, as Petruchio, rehearse a scene in Ferris High School’s production of “The Taming of the Shrew.”
Liz Brouwer-Wade, as Katherina, and Nathan Seppi, as Petruchio, rehearse a scene in Ferris High School’s production of “The Taming of the Shrew.”

Ferris High School drama students will perform the William Shakespeare comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” in the school’s auditorium today, Friday and May 11-12 at 7 p.m. The show will be the final production in the auditorium before construction begins for the Ferris remodel.

Ferris’ theater arts teacher, Mary Cooper, set the play in the 1940s, in the era of “Rosie the Riveter.” Cooper saw Katherina, aka the “Shrew,” as a “Rosie,” being told she has a woman’s job to do: Submit to her husband. Katherina doesn’t really submit, but finds a common ground with her husband. In the end, her husband is just as “tamed” as she is.

The cast list is Liz Brouwer-Wade as Katherina; Nathan Seppi as Petruchio; Karl Cranney as Baptista; Alaina Shelley as Bianca; Taylor Anzivino as Gremio; Eli Hainsworth as Hortensio; Gabi Boettner as Biondello; Nick Eddy as Lucentio; Ethan Reid as Tranio; Micah Carpenter as Vincentio and Adam; Kaylee Pachenberg as Grumio; Brianna Krumrei as Curtis; Danielle Reinkens as Gregory; Greta Gallotti as Jo; Andi Blom as Nathaniel; Haliey Mathia as Petra and Tailor; Katie Moyer as Phillip; Louis DiMauro as Tailor; Chase Lake as Walter; and Eilsa Osborne as widow Lady Haberdasherm.

Tickets are $5, if purchased in advance, or $7 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance in the Ferris business office.

For more information call Mary Cooper at (509) 354-6078 or email MaryCoo@

LC athletes net cash, food for Save Sally’s

Lewis and Clark High School senior Zack Agnew, along with a few of his teammates from the LC football team, showed how much they care for the Spokane community when Agnew presented The Salvation Army with $1,235 for the Save Sally’s House project.

Agnew’s fundraising efforts also included collecting 2,000 pounds of food and nearly $700 in a Sally’s House food drive at Rosauers in March. The group also collected $600 in Rosauers gift cards.

Students attend chemistry Olympiad

The Inland Northwest section of the American Chemical Society recently announced local high school students who participated in the 2012 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad.

Julio Pineda, of Lewis and Clark; Cory Sago and Phillip Yan, of Gonzaga Prep; Logan Parr, of Ferris; and Bruce Culbertson and Jasper Danielson, of St. George’s, participated in the program. Students who participate in the U.S. Olympiad may be chosen to be members of the U. S. team for the 44th annual International Chemistry Olympiad in Washington, D.C., from July 21-30. In the competition, the students participate in both theoretical and laboratory examinations over several days.

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