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Inside Our Schools: CV senior awarded $3,000 scholarship

Philip Howard, a senior at Central Valley High School, has been awarded the Children of Warriors National President’s Scholarship from the American Legion Auxiliary.

Winners of this scholarship must be a daughter, son, grandson, granddaughter, great-grandson or great-granddaughter of a veteran of the Armed Forces. Applicants must all complete 50 hours of community service during high school.

Howard will receive $3,000 toward his college tuition.

Math is Cool

Fourth-grade students from Pioneer School in Spokane Valley came in first place in the Math is Cool Masters competition in Moses Lake on May 17.

The team is Amanda Alexander, Seth Bachman, Cameron Simonds and Mathew Wasson. They are coached by East Farms STEAM Magnet School teacher Chris Bachman.

They compete in division two, the small schools division.

CV car wash

The Central Valley High School Bear Booster Club will sponsor Keep Your Chassis Classy, a car wash May 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in two locations, the corner of Sprague Avenue and Sullivan Road in the Ace Hardware parking lot and Sprague and Pines Road in the parking lot of Ron’s Drive-In.

The funds raised will benefit Jansen’s Door, a nonprofit the boosters formed after the death of Jansen Badinger, a CV grad who greeted his fellow students at the front door every day and embodied school spirit.

The fund will provide short-term financial assistance to students at CV, and will create scholarships which will be awarded to graduating seniors.

The boosters are also looking for student volunteers to help with the car washing.

If you are interested in volunteering, send a text message to (509) 216-9697 or email centralvalleybbc@

Freeman FBLA

The Freeman High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America spent Wednesday cleaning up a two-mile stretch of Highway 27, from Darknell to the Palouse Highway.

Students Chase Christiansen, Devin Douglas, Kayla Figler, Casey Christiansen, Moriah Longhurst, Kate VanVoorhis, Alma Longhurst, Amy VanVoorhis, Addy Clark, Colin Ayers, Jesse Schmidlkofer, Silas Uhder and Devin Pavlischak picked up trash. Since becoming involved in the Adopt-A-Highway program, the Freeman FBLA has picked up more than 400 bags of trash.

Scott Moore is the Freeman FBLA adviser.