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Sunday, October 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Education Notebook: LC presents ‘Opening Night’

Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama will kick off the season with “Opening Night” on Friday in the auditorium. The performance starts at 7 p.m.

The evening will feature selections from classic and modern musicals, such as “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Edges” and plays such as “The Glass Menagerie” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” The cast will also perform pop music ranging from Michael Bublé to Lady Antebellum.

LC’s Tiger Drama students: Corbet Abrahamson, Katie Ahern, Genevieve Alexander, Sadie Bagby, Tori Beamer, Dominick Betts, Dylan Black, Emma Bracy, Linnea Bracy, Aleigha Brandt, Vanessa Butler, Serena Caryl, Hayley Coffey, Brie Cole, Veronika Coon, Caroline Cunningham, Kale Dotson, Bradley Duffy, Jon Edgar, Alex Engelbertson, Tailer Englehart, Sarah Fallis, Alex Feeser, Siobhan Flanagan, Levi Finch, Ray Gillis, Savannah Goins, Madison Green, Makaila Hamilton, Hannah Hudson, Joe Johnson, Keyonna Knight, Aarons Lemons, Chamarae Maffei, Kylie Magner, Anna Maguire, Brennen Maguire, Dru Martin, Anissa Martinez, Brittany Mendoza-Pena, Josh Moua, Daniel Palomba, Melina Palomba, Dakota Peacock, Phoibe Purcell, Ashley Pyle, Kimberly Radford, Madison Rasmussen, Marilyn Richard, Kelsea Riley, Madeleine Rush, Josi Sauser, Faith Schuetzner, Brittany Steinbach, Cecelia Sutton, Nora Swoboda, Braeden Tyler-Babkirk, Mike Vanwert, Ava Walter, Eden Whiteaker, Sierra Wilson and Mario Zavala.

Missoula troupe at Freeman for show

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is in the Freeman School District in Rockford this week and will put on a show with Freeman students Saturday.

The touring group features two professional actors who travel with costumes, makeup, props, lights and a set. On Monday, they held an open audition for kindergarten through eighth-grade students. The cast is rehearsing all week and will perform at 1 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the multipurpose room in Freeman High School.

Mead schools plan Neighborhood Sale

The Mead School District is hosting the second annual Mead Neighborhood Sale on Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Bargain shoppers are invited to visit Farwell Elementary, 13005 N. Crestline St., or Evergreen Elementary, 215 W. Eddy Ave., to find treasures and deals.

Residents looking to sell items can contact Dawn Heggestad at or Rachel Brabeck at rachel.brabeck@mead354. org. Set-up is from 8 to 9 a.m.

Oktoberfest Saturday at St. Al’s school

Celebrate Oktoberfest at St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 611 E. Mission Ave., on Saturday, beginning with Mass at the school at 4 p.m.

The autumn tradition will continue with a German dinner and fun, from 5 to 10 p.m. Dinner is catered by the Red Lion BBQ & Pub and entertainment will feature music by Nobody Famous. Beer, wine and soda will also be available.

Tickets are $30 per person in advance or $35 at the door. People must be 21 or older to attend and photo identification is required.

To purchase tickets and for more information call (509) 489-7825, ext. 10 or visit

Design a Library Card contest under way

Calling all high school artists.

The Spokane County Library District is now accepting artwork submissions for its Design a Library Card contest. The winning artwork will be chosen by a panel of graphic artists and will be used for a new student library card for Spokane County Library District members.

Students can submit their artwork at any Spokane County Library through Oct. 31.

For an entry form and contest rules visit or any Spokane County high school.

Cheney students earn AP scholarship

Students at Cheney High School earned AP Scholar status for their academic excellence on their college-level Advanced Placement Program exams.

AP Scholar with Distinction, given to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more: Evan Cook.

AP Scholar, given to students who receive grades of 3.0 or higher on three or more AP exams: Lucas Barry, Leah Cardon, Robert Cook, Caitlin Foster, Kali Klotz-brooks, Ross Knutson, Seth McCombie, Tyler Pratt, Sophia Schwalbe, Paxton Smith, Matthew Townsend, Chase Walter, Kent Weatherbee.

St. George’s teacher wins STCU grant

Spokane Teachers Credit Union recently awarded Brian Hutchinson, a science teacher at St. George’s School, with a $500 classroom grant. According to a press release from STCU, the grant was to be used to “enhance students’ classroom experience, whether a basic need or something special.”

Amanda Mortensen, a seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher at Evergreen Middle School in the Central Valley School District, and Julie Dodge, a special education teacher at East Valley High School, were also awarded the grant, selected by a drawing at STCU. The teachers entered the drawing at back-to-school kickoff events STCU attended in 23 school districts in the area. This is the second year STCU has held the grant drawings.

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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