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Education Notebook: Princess ball set for dads, daughters

Shadle Park High School is hosting its annual Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball on Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Shadle cheerleaders will host the evening for princesses ages 12 and younger. And, of course, all in attendance are invited to wear their favorite ball gowns and tiaras. The event will including dancing, Dads desserts, punch and coffee, crafts, and photos.

Tickets are $30 per couple or $40 per family, for dads with more than one daughter wishing to attend. Wrist corsages may be purchased in advance for $10 each by Monday. Reservations for the event must be received by Nov. 8. Tickets will be available at the door for an additional $10.

Proceeds from the ball will benefit Shadle Park’s cheerleaders.

For a reservation form and more information visit and click on Daddy-Daughter Dance Registration Form.

G-Prep debate program ranks among top 10 percent in nation

Gonzaga Preparatory School’s Debate Program, which is led by Andre Cossette, has been recognized by the National Forensic League as being part of the 100 Club.

That means it ranks among the top 10 percent of schools nationwide.

Cossette, who also runs the school’s Chess Club and Mock Trial Team, said the emphasis of the program is not awards. “I just love to see them learn.”

Free college fair will focus on selection, application process

High school students can learn more about selecting a college and the application process at the Spokane National College Fair on Tuesday at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., from 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m.

The fair will give students and parents an opportunity to learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environments from admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public, private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

The annual event is hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Students are encouraged to register before the fair. To register and for more information visit

The college fair is free.

Trading Co. joins Cheney schools in promoting farm-fresh foods

Cheney Public Schools and Trading Co. have joined together to help students eat real food.

The school district was recently awarded the Farm to School grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which focuses on having more fresh, healthy and locally produced foods in school cafeterias. Cheney has used the grant to create the Harvest of the Month program, giving students an opportunity to taste a different farm-fresh Washington-grown fruit or vegetable each month. Trading Co. has joined the program with in-store promotions.

When students and their families visit the Trading Co. store in Cheney, they’ll find the month’s featured fruit or vegetable, plus a recipe card to take home. They’ll also find a poster of fun nutrition facts, along with recommended daily allowances. Posters will include a Washington map, showing where the particular fruit or vegetable was grown.

In a news release, Trading Co. owner Paul Matejovsky said, “We are excited to help the school district help children eat healthier and help local farmers as well. This fits our mission to bring fresh, local food to our customers. If we can help children think differently about real food from a younger age we will gladly help.”

Pia Hallenberg contributed to this report. To submit news to the Education Notebook, send the details to or call (509) 459-5434.
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