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Education Notebook: LC to stage ‘Little Mermaid’

Genevieve Alexander plays Ariel in Lewis and Clark High School’s stage production of “The Little Mermaid.”
Genevieve Alexander plays Ariel in Lewis and Clark High School’s stage production of “The Little Mermaid.”

Lewis and Clark High School’s Tiger Drama will take audiences to a magical kingdom under the sea in their upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid” beginning next Thursday in LC’s Auditorium. Performances will continue Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and Dec. 6 through Dec. 8. All shows are at 7 p.m.

In the family musical Ariel, played by Genevieve Alexander, wants to leave her ocean home after falling in love with Prince Eric ( Brennen Maguire). She must defy her father, King Triton, played by Alex Engelbertson, and make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula ( Keyonna Knight) to become human and prove to Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. The show features popular songs from the animated Disney classic, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and, of course, “Under the Sea.”

Other cast members are Danny Palomba as Sebastian; Devyn Seier as Flounder; Phoibe Purcell as Scuttle; Will Dubiel as Grimsby; Katie Ahern as Adella; Vanessa Butler as Atina; Hannah Hudson as Allana; Brittany Mendoza-Pena as Andrina; Madison Rasmussen as Arista; Madeleine Rush as Aquata; Melina Palomba as Flotsam; and Ava Walter as Jetsam.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. For information visit

Balboa contest helps nonprofits

The American Diabetes Association, SpokAnimal and the Spokane Honor Flight program all benefited from Balboa Elementary sixth-graders’ first math lesson of the school year.

The organizations received a combined total of $432.75 from the math lesson-turned fundraiser, in which two sixth-grade classes and two intermediate Montessori classes competed against each other, selling whole grain cookie and pancake mixes from Joseph’s Grainery in Colfax. The students used fractions and percents to compare their progress toward their goal.

In a press release from Joseph’s Grainery, Alisa Caproni, a sixth-grade math and science teacher at Balboa, said, “I think it’s a great opportunity for our students to think of others.”

Cheney schools get AP honor

Cheney Public Schools was recently honored by the College Board and named to the third annual AP Honor Roll List. Cheney is listed among 539 school districts in the nation recognized.

The College Board noted the school district’s efforts to offer AP classes to a significantly greater number of students, while it maintained and improved the percentage of students earning AP test scores of 3.0 or higher.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to or call (509) 927-2166.
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