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Running Start to hold informational meetings

Kandis Carper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College will host Running Start information nights this month.

Running Start is open to area public high school juniors and seniors, allowing them to earn community college credits while completing high school academic requirements.

These credits transfer to most four-year colleges and universities in the state, allowing students to begin at a four-year school with advanced standing, and the community colleges’ lower tuition rates help families save money on college expenses.

High school students and their parents are invited to meet current Running Start students attending SCC and SFCC to hear about their college experiences. Running Start counselors/coordinators also are available to explain how students can enroll in the program.

SCC’s information night is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lair-Student Center Sasquatch Room in Building No. 6, 1810 N. Greene St.

SCC offers liberal arts transfer classes, as well as professional-technical programs specializing in health care, manufacturing and transportation technology, the construction trades, hospitality and culinary arts. Contact Gretchen Licata, SCC counselor, at 533-8062

SFCC’s information night will be held at 7 p.m. April 18 in SUB Lounges A, B and C, Building 17, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive.

Information tables staffed by SFCC instructors and Running Start students will be set up. SFCC is one of the top liberal arts transfer schools in the state and also offers several one-of-a-kind professional-

technical programs, such as orthotic-

prosthetic technician, physical therapy assistant and hearing instrument specialist. Contact Doug Morgan, SFCC counselor, at 533-3524.

The Institute for Extended Learning’s Colville education center also plans a Running Start information night in later April.

State forensics winners

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s individual speech and debate competition was held last month at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

Lewis and Clark High School took fourth place in the School Sweepstake for for 4A schools for the second time in the last two years.

Winners from LC include: Kalton Peterson-Allen and Nate Pringle, who won first place for duo interpretive speaking; Peterson-Allen, first place Presiding Officer Student Congress Chamber 1 Award; Eliott Eaton, third place expository speaking, finalist in humorous interpretation and first place Presiding Officer Student Congress Chamber 2 Award; Kylie Lewis, fourth place Lincoln Douglas Speaker Award; Caleb Jewett, finalist impromptu speaking; and Bethany Abbott, finalist for Erik Helppie Award.

Victoria Dykes, Gonzaga Prep, took third place for extemporaneous speaking. Drew Maffei, Ferris won first place Judges’ Student Congress Chamber 2 Award.

Rogers teacher/coach Bruce Benedict was selected as Best New Forensics Instructor for the state for 2006.

Nick Bell and Nick Grieb of Rogers were finalists in duo interpretive speaking. The Rogers debate team of Matt Smith, Alana Scott and Dana Protsenko participated in the public forum demonstration debate and finished fourth.

From Mt. Spokane High School, Konnie Clary was third place for dramatic interpretation, and Michella Sutherland was a finalist.

From University High School, Zack Ormsby was the House 2 Student’s Choice Award winner; Heather Grover was a finalist in dramatic interpretation; and Ashley McGowan was a finalist in interpretive reading.

Colleen Conzelmen, Central Valley, was awarded first place for impromptu speaking, and her teammate Theora Rice was a finalist for interpretive reading.

The LC debate team, coached by Phil Koestner, also won the 2006 Greater Spokane League Championship.

State dance and drill team winners

The WIAA state high school dance and drill team competition was held March 23 and 24 at the Sun Dome in Yakima.

The Lewis and Clark drill team received a superior rating in the 4A drill team competition and an excellent rating in the pom competition.

Mead received excellent ratings in drill, dance and the color guard/prop/production competitions. Mt. Spokane received an excellent rating in the drill and kick competitions.

Gonzaga Prep received an excellent rating in dance and outstanding rating in hip hop. Rogers High School received an excellent rating in the pom and an outstanding rating in hip hop.

In the 3A division, West Valley won the first place trophy in the pom competition, and received excellent ratings in dance and hip hop. East Valley won an excellent rating in hip hop.

NWC open enrollment

Student applications are now being accepted for preschool through 12th grade at Northwest Christian School for the upcoming school year.

Families may arrange a tour at the Central Campus (preschool through sixth grade) 1412 W. Central Ave., by calling 328-4400 or at the Colbert Campus (seventh through 12th grade) 5104 E. Bernhill Road by calling 238-4005.

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