June 19, 2014 in Washington Voices

Education Notebook: Spokane Public Schools honors outstanding volunteers

By The Spokesman-Review

Mt. Spokane High School’s ASB officers, Jacob Lionello, Matt Mehring, Jin Kim, Betsy Todaro and Celina Coffey, participated in Adopt-A-Highway.
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Spokane Public Schools recently honored outstanding volunteers for the 2013-14 academic year. The recipients were chosen from about 13,000 volunteers.

The volunteers chosen are:

Beverly Davis, a volunteer at Roosevelt Elementary School. Davis volunteers every day, grading papers, making copies and doing everything that is needed to help Roosevelt students succeed.

Michele Adams volunteers at Stevens Elementary School and helps out wherever she is needed – in classrooms, at community events or in the office.

Matt Welborn is a volunteer at Bancroft School. Welborn is a mentor, helping students use good judgment, with problem-solving and decision-making. His help has led to students’ academic and behavioral success.

Leon Henry and Kelly Patrick, volunteers at Willard Elementary School. They are members of Willard’s Watch DOGS program (Dads of Great Students), helping to keep the school safe and spending time with students who are struggling. The two help wherever they are needed.

Kimberly Osterman, a volunteer at Balboa Elementary School. Osterman is the head of the PTG, volunteers in classrooms and helps with school fundraisers. She has also coordinated school events.

Keeping it clean

The ASB officers at Mt. Spokane High School participated in the school’s annual Adopt-a-Highway event on June 11. The students picked up litter along the highway on the east side of their high school.

The officers for the 2014-15 school year are Jacob Lionello, Matt Mehring, Jin Kim, Betsy Todaro and Celina Coffey.

Scholarship awarded

Kiana Ortega, of North Central High School, was among the Spokane students who were recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship in the Comcast Foundation’s 2014-15 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

Ortega was chosen for being involved in her school, serving as a role model and working to make a positive change in her community.

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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