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SV Tech to hold grand opening

Sat., Aug. 24, 2013, midnight

Spokane Valley Tech, 115 S. University Road, Spokane Valley’s branch of the Skills Center, will present a grand opening celebration Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

There will be opportunities to tour the facility, meet the faculty and visit with community leaders. The plans for Phase II of construction will also be available to view. Washington’s Legislature recently allocated $1.5 million in capital funds to continue the construction.

The school offers hands-on classes in advanced biomedical applications, advanced engineering applications, aerospace and advanced manufacturing, sports medicine, cosmetology, fire science and the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship.

The school is a collaboration of Central Valley, East Valley, Freeman and West Valley school districts. High school students from around Spokane County are eligible to take the courses for free.

For more information, visit www.spokane

National Merit Scholars

Two recent graduates from Freeman High School have been named National Merit Scholars.

Ben Carasco will attend the University of Tulsa this fall to study engineering. Zeke Flack will attend the University of Idaho to study electrical engineering.

Benjamin Warzon, a recent graduate of East Valley High School, has also been named a National Merit Scholar.

Kohl’s scholarship

Jesse Sheldon, 18, a recent graduate of Central Valley High School, has received a $1,000 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship.

The founder of Inland NW Baby, Sheldon received the scholarship for his work providing diapers to low-income and disadvantaged families.

First day of school

The long days of summer are coming to an end. For kids, this means the first day of school is coming up – sooner for some.

In the Freeman School District, students return to class Wednesday. If your child attends school in the East Valley School District, school starts Thursday. In West Valley, school starts Sept. 4. Central Valley schools begin Sept. 5.

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