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U-Hi staging ‘Godspell’

Mikala Lingren sings to Evan Figuracion, who plays Jesus, with right to left, Rylee Harlen, Mallory Carbon, Nic Harris and Caitlin Duffey.
Mikala Lingren sings to Evan Figuracion, who plays Jesus, with right to left, Rylee Harlen, Mallory Carbon, Nic Harris and Caitlin Duffey.

The University High School Drama Department opens the musical “Godspell” tonight.

U-Hi’s version of the shows adds rap, hip-hop and contemporary references.

Evan Figuracion will play the role of Jesus, and Jeremy Pope will play John the Baptist and Judas. Other cast members are Caitlin Duffey, Nic Harris, Kellan Walls, Rylee Harlen, Mallory Carbon, Jasmine Storey, Cassidee Lawrenson, Mikala Lingren, Chenoa Turner, MacKenzie Saladin, Russell Matheson, Colton Poplawski, Deaundra Shacklford, Hailey Chiaccnia, Hannah Vanhoff, Robbie Devenish, Brady Magruder, Cameron Blegen, Bella Schneider, Asher Koester, Jasper Knutson, Michael Scott and Amiah Routson.

Performances are at 7 p.m. today through Saturday and Nov. 13-15 at the school theater, 12420 E. 32nd Ave. in Spokane Valley.

Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the UHS Business Office, from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m., or at the door.

For information contact Briane Green at

Time travelers

The third-graders at Northwest Christian Schools will turn back the clock Friday during their Pioneer Day at the Teddy Bear Fjords in Mead.

Students will learn about Dutch oven cooking and get a taste of homemade butter and ice cream. They also will have an opportunity to hear stories from a Native American storyteller.

Before the day’s over, the third-graders will enjoy some homemade cider and old-fashioned stone stew, play games, use a branding iron and have a scavenger hunt.

Vets to be honored

Students at Valley Christian Schools will remember and honor veterans Tuesday at their 26th annual Veterans Day program.

The event will include performances by the high school drama team and the elementary choirs, who will celebrate veterans with patriotic music at the Dishman Baptist Church, 315 N. Argonne Road, at 10:30 a.m. and at the Union Gospel Mission, 1224 E. Trent Ave., at 1 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend both peformances.

Big auction at G-Prep

St. John Vianney Catholic School will hold its 28th annual school auction and dinner Nov. 15 at Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid Ave.

The fundraiser, themed “God Bless America … The Red, White & Blue” will begin at 5 p.m. Guests are asked to wear red, white, and blue. Mass will be at 4 p.m. in Prep’s Chapel.

Tickets are $45 per person. Proceeds will benefit the school.

Seating is limited, reservations are requested. To purchase tickets and for information visit

AP Scholars honors

Northwest Christian High School students recently were named to the AP Scholars list.

Phillip Bax was named AP Scholar with Distinction. He received the honor by scoring an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, or grades of 3 or higher on five or more of the exams.

Students named as AP Scholars with Honor were recognized for their achievement for receiving an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, or grades of 3 or higher on four or more of the exams. Rebecca Butler and Matthew Salzano received this award.

The AP Scholars are Benjamin Alford, Jennifer Haveman, Chanel Knight, Shea Montgomery, and Jonathan Morris. The AP Scholar honor is granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to or call (509) 459-5434.
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