December 12, 2013 in Washington Voices

Schools notebook: Hunger awareness goal of Ferris students

By The Spokesman-Review
 

From left, Ferris High School ASB officers vice president Bryce Scriptor, public relations Chandler Howard, president Milo Harms, secretary Naomi Dull, historian Katie Mann and treasurer Saige Smith.
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The Ferris High School ASB officers plan to camp out in their annual Freezin’ for a Reason fundraiser.

The students will spend three nights and four days, beginning after school today, huddled around a campfire and sleeping in tents on the edge of the new Ferris parking lot on the corner of 37th Avenue and Ray Street. Their goal is to raise awareness of homelessness and hunger and add to the shelves at Second Harvest Food Bank.

Jennifer Walther, the Ferris ASB leadership adviser, said students, Milo Harms, Bryce Scriptor, Katie Mann, Naomi Dull, Saige Smith and Chandler Howard, have worked for two months to organize the event.

“I’m always so proud of them, that they’ll freeze for that reason. That they’re thinking of others,” she said.

The students don’t plan on anything, food or otherwise, and they depend on the community for what’s given to them.

“It’s really like being homeless,” Walther said.

The campers are also depending on the community to stop by with donations for Second Harvest.

For information, call (509) 354-6092.

Ferris presents Swing Dance and Auction

The students in the Ferris High School Band will once again swing into the holidays with the seventh annual Swing Dance and Auction in the Ferris Commons on Saturday.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the silent auction will begin at 6:30. The live auction will start at 9.

Auction items include Gonzaga Bulldog basketball VIP tickets; a wine tasting package for 20 people; a chocolate lover’s basket; and a lake cabin weekend getaway.

The evening of big band fun will feature desserts, dancing and live music by the Ferris Jazz Orchestra. Those planning to take a spin on the dance floor will have an opportunity to take free swing dance lessons before the band takes the stage.

Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Ferris Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Band and the Advanced Percussion and Drum Line.

For information, call Cindi at (509) 979-3592.

LCHS students hold ‘No Shave November’

The Lewis and Clark High School Sports and Entertainment Marketing students put together their own version of “No Shave November.”

During the event they collected about 250 stuffed animals that were donated to the ARC of Spokane’s Thrift Store.

The class divided into sub-committees that included marketing, sponsors and publicity, along with the “Wall of Shave,” and the stuffed animals display case.

More than 100 LC staff and students, including teachers and principals – guys and gals – were ready every Friday for their “hairy progress photo” to be added to the Wall of Shave. The marketing students advertised their fundraiser with slogans like “Fur for Fuzz” and “Grow Fur, Donate Fuzz.”

Local sponsors, such as P.F. Chang’s, The Man Shop, Starbucks and Dutch Bros., donated prizes. Winners also received Certificates of Hairyness.

According to an email from LC teacher Dave Jackson, “the students all had fun, learned how to put on an event, helped facilitate doing something good for charity and the community and helped us all keep warm with fur on our faces and warm fuzzy animals for comfort.”

The LC Sports and Entertainment Marketing students are Baleesha Bailey, Teagan Ball, Oliver Brooks, Jack Claypool, Jermaine Ducham, Troy Hilsendeger, Isabella Jackowich, Va’Jahn Jackson, Collin Kerr, David King, Sara Lambdin, Tyrus LaRocca, Kazden Lee, Lindsay Lee, Eli Malm, Justin Martin, Brennan Murphy, Ian O’Brien, Blake Ochsner, Keoni Parkin, Felix Rodriguez, Camryn Schon, Joshua Shanholtzer, JaQuwan Simmons, Jason Summers, Jordan Summers, Xyrus Tate, Adam Thompson, Hunter Tripp, Cal Webb.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to raineyc@spokesman.com or call (509) 459-5434.


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