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Gonzaga Prep to perform ‘Farenheit 451’

From left, Jackson Bulger, Canyon O’Neil, and Caleb Patterson rehearse a scene in Gonzaga Prep’s production of “Fahrenheit 451.”
From left, Jackson Bulger, Canyon O’Neil, and Caleb Patterson rehearse a scene in Gonzaga Prep’s production of “Fahrenheit 451.”

Drama students at Gonzaga Prep will bring Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” to the stage Friday and Saturday and Nov. 21-22 at 7 p.m. in the Kubiak Theater, 1224 E. Euclid Ave.

The show is about Guy Montag, played by Alec Bell, a fireman of the future, whose job is to burn the possessions of people who read outlawed books. Clarisse, played by Sophia Nickoloff, and Faber, played by Isaiah Daniels, help Montag realize the heinousness that is happening in this miserable, controlling society, where free thinking is offensive and behavior is controlled. Determined to stand in his way, are Fire Capt. Beatty, played by Canyon O’Neil, and Montag’s wife, played by Jennifer Phan.

Other cast members are Jackson Bulger, Caleb Patterson, Kimberly Brooking, Joshua Cherry, Claire Foster Dow, Hannah Rash, Ashleigh Floth, Connor McLean, Josiah Newcomb, Maria Siwinski, Kesa Mitchell, Benjamin Mendez, Joseph Stafford, Madolyn Hyytiainen Jacobsen, Jeremy Villa, Allison Pohle, Sidney Semenza, Michael Auble and Samuel Faiman.

Tickets are $6 for general admission and will be sold at the door. For information call Patrick Bulger at (509) 483-8511 or email

Ferris to perform ‘White Christmas’

The Ferris High School Theatre Arts Department is getting into the Christmas spirit early this year with their production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” beginning tonight at 7 p.m. in the Ferris Commons. Performances will continue Friday and Saturday and Nov. 20-22.

Set after World War II, the holiday classic tells the story of Bob Wallace, played by Tommy Eddy, and Phil Davis, played by AJ Skipper, who become an outstanding song-and-dance act and meet their perfect mates, Betty Haines, played by Kendal Easley, and Judy Haines, played by Meghan Long, who also have a song-and-dance act along the way. The musical is full of laughs, romance, dancing and, of course, unforgettable songs including “Happy Holiday,” “Blue Skies” and “White Christmas.” Other cast members are Suzie Joy, Natalie Browning, Leia Nelson, Aly Latimer and Taylor Anzivino.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 in the Ferris Business Office or at the door for $12. Discount tickets will be available for $6 for senior citizens for tonight’s and the Nov. 20 performances. To purchase tickets in advance and for information call (509) 354-6006.

‘Harvey’ opens tonight at WVHS

The West Valley High School Drama Department will entertain audiences with the comedy “Harvey” tonight through Saturday and Nov. 20 through Nov. 22 in the WVHS Theatre. All performances will be at 7 p.m.

The show is the story of Elwood Dowd, played by Grant Gallaher, a good-natured but eccentric man whose best friend is an invisible 6  1/2- foot-tall white rabbit, much to the embarrassment of his social-conscious sister, Veta, played by Madelyn Stiles, who attempts to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. Through a series of misunderstandings, Veta is committed. Once the doctors realize their mistake, they try to convince Elwood to take an injection that will make him “normal,” but by the end of the play, at least two others have seen Harvey and realize that Elwood’s version of reality is not so bad.

The cast includes Shannon Brandvold, Isabel Harrison, Richelle McKinley, Kacie Salmon, Austin Snell, Noah Strehlou, Sara Wagoner, Sydney Wallingford and Ezra Way.

Admission is free. Donations are requested. For information call (509) 922-5488.

St. George’s wins awards at math meet

Students at St. George’s School competed in the Math is Cool Eastern Washington Regional Championships on Oct. 22 at Spokane Falls Community College.

The 11th-12th grade team took first place in the Division I against teams from Spokane, Pullman, Richland and Wenatchee high schools. The team members also placed well in individual competitions. In calculus, Jerry Chu first place overall, Teddy Jiang was sixth, and Michael Thew was 10th. In pre-calculus, Jennifer Wang was awarded sixth place, and Collin Cremers was seventh overall. Other 11th-12th team members were Kenneth Day, Jehan Ravasia, Botao Shan, Malinda Wagstaff, Eunkyo Yang and James Yao.

The 9th- 10th-grade team placed fourth overall. In the 9th-10th individual competition, Connor Cremers was awarded first place overall in geometry, and in Algebra II, Shadow Cheng was fifth place. Other 9th-10th team members were Solveig Baylor, Sharon Broderick, Delaney Ennis, Alyssa Fery, Sarah Gortler, Kyle Luiten, Anna Nowland, Katie Thew and David Zhu.

’Tis the season for school craft fairs

Schools around the region are hosting craft fairs. Here are a couple happening this weekend:

• The Mead High School Band and Color Guard Craft Fair is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the school, 2323 East Farwell Road. The annual event will offer gifts, baked goods, and arts and crafts. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the band and colorguard. Admission is $1 and free for children 12 and younger. For more information call Kelly at (509) 720-6983 or email meadcraftfair@

• Valley Christain School will host its 2014 Art and Craft Show on Saturday at the school, 10212 E. Ninth Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature handmade items from local artists and crafters. Admission is $2. For more information call (509) 924-9131 or visit www. valleychristian

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