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Education Notebook: DECA honors student duo

Ferris High School senior Jessica Pollock and junior Sheridan Delzer were recently named National DECA Chapter Award Project Winners at the ICDC Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

The Ferris DECA duo presented their project, which included a 90-page portfolio documenting the Ferris DECA Chapter’s membership, its community service, social events and public promotions events for the 2012-13 year, at the three-day competition last month. The girls also made a presentation, sharing the three most important activities of the year that exemplify Ferris DECA.

Pollock and Delzer have been DECA students for three years, but this is the first year the students have competed at nationals. The two worked together on the project for a year.

St. George’s Artwalk returns to campus

Art, music and drama lovers can enjoy two days of creativity at St. George’s School’s annual ArtWalk on Friday, from 4 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. George’s music students will perform in the Upper School Courtyard throughout Friday afternoon, and drama students will present student-directed scenes in the Founders Theater at 6:30 p.m. Visitors can also enjoy artwork in the art gallery, including professional works by sculptor Bradd Skubinna, photographer Ira Gardner, ceramicist Regina Freuen, and painter Pat Siler, whose pieces will be on display, along with St. George’s student artists, whose artwork will line the walls and hallways. Kids can create their own art at craft tables, and food vendors will offer tacos, pizza and barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m.

On Saturday, visitors can continue to enjoy art displays, and the kid’s crafts table will feature watercolor painting, which is the focus of St. George’s children’s book “Sky Color” on the school’s Story Trail. The day will also include a family walk along the 1/4-mile-long trail through the woods above the St. George’s campus.

For more information call Judi Morgan at (509) 466-1636, ext. 316, or email judi.morgan@sgs.org.

Students pick classic for Deer Park stage

The drama students in Deer Park Home Link will perform “Nicholas Nickleby,” based on the Charles Dickens classic, in the Ken Fisher Theater in Deer Park High School Friday and Saturday, at 2:30 and 7 p.m. both days.

Set in 19th century London, the play is a tale about the young and suddenly poor Nicholas Nickleby, played by Sam Lampe, who, after his father dies unexpectedly, must support his sister, played by Alysse Moss, and his mother, played by Naomi Spezza. His rich Uncle Ralph Nickleby, played by Liam McNeal, despises Nicholas, and schemes to deliberately hurt and humiliate his nephew. In the end, good triumphs over evil, and the poor persevere, proving that money doesn’t buy happiness or power.

Other cast members are John Childberg as Newman Noggs; Cody Davis as Mr. Folair, the Scottish dancer; Kelly Rawlins, in the dual role of Lady Hawk and Miss Carmichael; Olivia Zertuche as Miss Bravassa; Issac Brown as Master Pyke and Frank Cheeryble; Caleb Wrisley as Charles Cheeryble; Maddison Knudtson as Madeline Bray; Ben Wilson as Smike; Benji Fauth as Mr. Crummles; Andrew Cade as Mrs. Crummles, the Wackford Squeers, and the vicious schoolmaster; Ana Kashbar as Mrs. Squeers; and Grace Basta as Fanny Squeers.

Tickets are free, but seating is limited. For tickets and information call Connie at Deer Park Home Link at (509) 468-3350.

Film festival shorts created by students

Film students from Ferris and North Central high schools will present short films that they have produced in the second annual Best of the Red Film Festival at The Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave., on Monday at 7 p.m.

Ferris student films are “Over Due” by Brighton Kilgore, “Going Up” by Lauren Doyl, “Stopwatch” by Ryan Bergerud, “Stereotypes” by Nakita Matherly, “The Longest Night” by Jack Rassier, “Voltage Vigilante” by Matt Posey, “Pokemon: The Adventures of Branndy and Ayce” by Anndy Holm and Bryce Hake, “Life Goes On” by Lauren Doyl, “Ned Valentine” by Grace Pochis and Steven Brudnicki, “Feel This Moment” by Ari Viherlahti, “Never Grow Up” by Nakita Matherly, and “Penguin Attack” by Dominik Bennett.

The NC student films are “Mr. Crawford and the Tale of the Quack Quack Murder” by Brad Bothun, “Bridge” by BreAnna Butler, “Truth” by Isabella Morin, “A Spoon Story” by Erin Cameron and Hope Miller, “A Groovy Shoes Promotion” by Shakyla Hacker and Kara Stermer, “Werekat” by Shakyla Hacker, and “End” by Kara Stermer and Bella Morin.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $1 for students with school identification.

Field trip to the MAC has historical flair

Eighth-grade students at Northwest Christian Schools will once again learn about Spokane’s past during their annual “Age of Elegance” field trip on May 23.

The students will dress in formal attire and visit the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, where they will explore a trunk exhibit featuring artifacts from Spokane’s own age of elegance. Then, the refined eighth-graders will visit the home of the prominent Campbell Family, where the students will have an opportunity to re-enact a scene from the Campbells’ lives through role-playing.

The students’ final stop on their historical elite tour will be a six-course formal luncheon at the Glover Mansion.

Shadle Park sale benefits senior party

Graduation is approaching fast, which means seniors are preparing for their all-nighters to celebrate their special day.

Shadle Park High School 2013 senior class parents will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the corner of Wellesley Avenue and Ash Street, in the Shadle High School parking lot, to raise some last-minute funds for their seniors’ grad party.

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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