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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Adventist students honor war veterans

Spokane Valley Adventist School students present a program during the Thanksgiving/Veterans Day luncheon Tuesday at the school.

Spokane Valley Adventist School, 1603 S. Sullivan Road, combined celebrations for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving with a luncheon Tuesday.

During the event, students expressed thanks for veterans’ service. There were veterans from all of the major conflicts from the past 70 years at the event, as well as members of the Lilac Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

Brendan Coon, an eighth-grader, presented a video he made and the lower grade students presented a short program as well.

Board of Distinction

The West Valley School Board has been named a 2012 Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Directors Association.

The award honors school boards that demonstrate effective use of the Washington School Board Standards.

The board is made up of Jim Williams, Pam McLeod, Robert Dompier, Bob Wentworth, Sam Andrews and student representatives Ashlynn Sellers and Shannen Tai Mei Wan.

Marcos Ahumada, a math teacher at West Valley High School, has earned National Board Certification.