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Thursday, June 4, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Education Notebook: Program brings Snow White to Spokane

Snow White left her forest and made her way to Spokane for Garfield Elementary School’s Apple program talent show and theater production at the Corbin Senior Activity Center on May 15.

The Apple program concentrates on a specific area of study each year; performing arts is this year’s focus. The students worked at The Lion’s Share, a creativity and celebration center, run by Jim and Joan Becker, local Spokane theater teachers and storytellers. The students learned how to produce, rehearse and eventually performed an original piece put together by the Becker’s daughter, Megan Becker, titled “Snow White in Spokane.”

The story is set in the 1980s with the mayor’s widow as the wicked stepmother. The seven dwarfs play in a glam rock band.

For more information, call (509) 327-1113.

Lincoln holds ALS benefit

On May 15, students at Lincoln Heights Elementary sponsored the Lincoln Heights Loop, a walk to raise money for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Service Organization, a local community organization that raises money for families touched by ALS. Families and staff raised more than $4,000 for the organization.

A Monday luncheon will recognize the students who took part and honor Jenny Hoff, a resident with ALS.

For more information, call (509) 443-9118.

G-Prep receives award

Gonzaga Preparatory School was one of six Eastern Washington schools to receive the Terry Husseman School Award, which recognizes schools for developing and implementing curriculum, sustaining ongoing waste reduction efforts, or starting new environmental programs.

According to the state Department of Ecology, Gonzaga Prep received the Seed Award in the amount of $1,630. The school plans to use the money to purchase recyclingcontainers for the gym and supplies to build a shelter for the bins.

For more information, visit www.ecy.wa.gov.

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