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Eight students named Act Six award winners

Thu., Feb. 13, 2014

Eight Spokane high school students were recently awarded scholarships to Whitworth and Gonzaga universities in the Act Six Scholarship program.

The students are among 59 students in the Pacific Northwest who will receive full college scholarships as members of the program.

The students participated in a three-month competition that included more than 900 applicants. A news release from Whitworth stated that the winners were chosen for their distinctive leadership skills, academic potential and commitment to making a difference in their communities.

Students awarded the Act Six scholarships to attend Whitworth are: Cyruz Campos and Clemence Kitambala, Ferris; Joanne Fong, North Central; and Julio Villareal, Lewis and Clark.

Students awarded the Act Six scholarships to attend Gonzaga are: Keisha Hood and Douglas Kempthorne, Gonzaga Prep; Austin Johnson, North Central; and Lashantay Walls, Ferris.

Montessori meetings move to Feb. 20, 22

The Spokane Public Schools Montessori orientation meetings have been rescheduled for Feb. 20 and Feb. 22 at the Community School, 1300 W. Knox Ave. The times for the meetings have not been announced.

The school board was scheduled to make a decision about whether to unify the programs, currently at Jefferson and Balboa elementary schools, Wednesday. The combined program would move to the Community School.

Parents who are interested in registering children for the Montessori lottery must attend an orientation meeting.

Applications for new students and re-enrollment forms for current students will be due by March 18. The Montessori lottery will be conducted on March 21 and parents will be notified of the results in early April. All the dates are subject to change, based on the school board’s decision this week.

Interested parents are encouraged to check the Spokane Public School’s website at for updates. For information call Christi Harter, coordinator of K-12 Innovative Programs, at (509) 354-7376 or email christih@spokane

Jazz-themed dance on Valentine’s Day

Northwest Christian Schools’ Jazz Band will provide some fun-filled Valentine’s Day entertainment on Friday at the Valentine’s Dessert Ball at the Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St., from 7 to 10 p.m.

Couples can dance the night away to Northwest Christian’s Jazz Band and Tuxedo Junction Big Band. Dessert and coffee will be served.

Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. The formal or semiformal ball is a nonalcoholic event, for adults only. To purchase tickets and for more information call Amy Dobbs at (509) 951-2870 or visit

Northwest Christian plans parent night

The staff at Northwest Christian Schools, 5104 E. Bernhill Road in Colbert, will host a parent preview night on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Parents will have an opportunity to meet the teachers, learn about the school’s academic and extracurricular programs, preschool and kindergarten programs, and the extended care center. The event will also provide parents with information on the school’s AP courses, supplemental learning lab, and homeschool programs.

For more information, call (509) 238-4005 or visit

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


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