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CdA seniors prepare to cross the stage

Beginning Thursday, Coeur d’Alene seniors can finally say goodbye to books, classes and high school.

Commencement ceremonies will begin with Project CDA Alternative High School’s graduates crossing the stage at North Idaho College on Thursday to receive their diplomas.

Graduation ceremonies will continue on Friday with Coeur d’Alene High School seniors receiving their diplomas at their school, and Lake City High School seniors will hold their commencement ceremonies on Saturday in their gymnasium.

Grants will enable hands-on learning

Local high school teachers in North Idaho were recently awarded grants from the Idaho National Library to upgrade classroom equipment and materials to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math.

One grant was awarded to Kristie Goodan of Lake City High School. She received $1,932 to upgrade the freshman biology lab for hands-on discovery and lab experiments.

Pamela Gomes, also of Lake City High School, was awarded $1,956 for microscopes to increase opportunities for interactive lab activities and investigation.

And Salvatore Lorenzen of Post Falls High School received $1,929 to purchase software and equipment for students to design, build and program autonomous robots.

Grant applications were evaluated on how learning objectives and curriculum concepts would enhance students’ education and how the project or program would assist students’ interests and achievement.

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Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via e-mail at
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