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Three Scouts attain rank of Eagle

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Three area residents recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award given in the Boy Scouts.

Lucas Green, son of Joseph and Kari Green, Spokane, is a member of Troop 171. His project was to repair the fence around the St. Anne’s Children and Family Center property. He is a sophomore at Shadle Park High School.

Stephen Niland, son of Jerry and Connie Niland, is also a member of Troop 171. His project was to restore a Civilian Conservation Corps bench in Riverside State Park. Niland is a senior at Shadle Park High School.

Danny Reid of Troop 419 is the son of Wayne and Kathy Reid of Spokane Valley. For his project he ran a bicycle safety rodeo at University Elementary where free helmets were handed out.

“ More than 30 students from the Spokane School District were recently chosen to participate in the annual Washington Music Educators Association All-State bands, orchestras, choirs and jazz ensembles. Students were chosen based on recorded auditions they submitted. More than 3,000 students across the state applied. Students are listed by high school.

Ferris High School: Macee Baker, symphonic choir; Grace Chapin, symphony orchestra; Evan Jackson, wind ensemble; Annie Mayhew, symphonic choir; Tom Pearson, jazz band; Erin Solvie, symphonic choir; Brittany Wheeler, symphonic choir.

Lewis and Clark High School: Jeffrey Barkert, chamber orchestra; Whitney Burr, treble choir; Trace Cassel, concert band; Gregory Holtz, symphonic choir; Amanda Hughes, treble choir; R.J. LeClaire, wind ensemble; Melissa Lindsay, concert band; Katie Sloan, symphonic choir; Joe Sullivan, wind ensemble.

North Central High School: Maggie Capwell, wind ensemble; Ashley Delzell, symphonic choir; Deva Duffey, symphonic choir; Maureen Haven, symphonic choir; Shane Henning, symphonic choir; Chris Hensz, symphonic choir; Brenna O’Malley, treble choir; Tairra Sitek, treble choir; Chelsea Wordell, treble choir.

Rogers High School: Shannon Brown, symphonic choir.

Shadle Park High School: Leah Christianson, treble choir; Andrew Claar, symphonic choir; Elizabeth Korsmo, concert band; Christy Kuntzmann, treble choir; Logan Steele, symphonic choir.

“ ITT Technical Institute has announced the graduation of several Spokane residents. All degrees are associate degrees unless otherwise indicated.

Karla Barany-McCallum, bachelor’s degree in digital entertainment and game design; Tim Cook, computer and electronics engineering technology; Carmeron Crossley, information technology-computer network systems; Robert Nuernberger, information technology-computer network systems; Adam Scott, computer drafting and design; Harry Tompkins, information technology-computer network systems; Sonny Vakaloloma, computer drafting.


University of Idaho professor Peter Griffiths was recently awarded a Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists. The foundation, based in Germany, give the award to recognize scholars who have gained international recognition in their field and in recognition of lifetime achievements. Griffiths, chair of the university’s chemistry department, will be given about $70,000 to conduct 10 months of research at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

Griffiths has been with the university since 1989. He will take a leave of absence to do his study on the use of vibrational spectroscopy for the diagnosis and possible treatment of diseases such as cancer.

“ The Post Falls Rotary has named Felicia McAlpin student of the month for November. McAlpin, the daughter of Jan and Kevin Collins, has earned a 3.68 grade-point average.

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