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Education notebook: Mead student wins top Credit 2 Kids prize

Sydney Lyman, a student at Mead High School, was the $5,000 grand-prize recipient of STCU’s Credit 2 Kids program.

Lyman is founder of the Mead Serves Club, a group that meets monthly to work on service projects.

She also volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank, Catholic Charities Spokane, Northwest Harvest, Union Gospel Mission and Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

She was the previous recipient of the Credit 2 Kids $500 award in November.

Deer Park seventh-graders complete service projects

Deer Park Middle School students participated in the fourth annual Seventh Grade Spikes Spring Service Project in early June.

The students washed windows at Deer Park Crossing senior residence facility, painted the dugouts of the Deer Park Sports Complex, cleared brush from Arcadia Park and the trails at YMCA’s Camp Reed, planted flowers at Deer Park’s Maintenance Shop and picked up trash along Colville Road and H Street.

Students are rewarded for their efforts with a day of fun and outdoor education at Camp Reed.

The service project was created by Deer Park Middle School Principal Tim Olietti to create a sense of commitment to the community and provide students with a chance to engage in meaningful work.

The program has been in place since the 2014-15 school year.

Trentwood, Lincoln Heights honored by Spokane Indians

Trentwood Elementary School of East Valley School District and Lincoln Heights Elementary School of Spokane Public Schools were honored as Champions of Character by the Spokane Indians organization earlier this month.

The students received a visit from Otto the mascot and Indians staff, as well as 250 complimentary tickets and treats from Bimbo Bakeries.

Each year, the Spokane Indians’ champions program chooses two lower-income schools for the award, allowing students and families to attend Indians games for free during the summer.