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CV government club will host candidate debates

Central Valley High School’s Government Club will host its annual Rally in the Valley on Monday.

The students will moderate a debate for candidates on November’s ballot.

Scheduled to appear are:

• Bob McCaslin and Diana Wilhite, running for 4th Legislative District, State Representative No. 1;

• Al French and Mary Lou Johnson, running for County commissioner, District 3;

• Ozzie Knezovich and Doug Orr, running for Spokane County sheriff;

• Amy Biviano and Rob Chase, running for Spokane County Treasurer;

• Vicky Dalton and Arlene Lindstrand, running for Spokane County auditor;

• Breean Beggs vs. Larry Haskell, running for Spokane County prosecuting attorney;

• Josh Arritola, running for 4th Legislative Districe, position No. 2; and

• Roger Trainor, running for county assessor.

The event will start at 5 p.m. Monday in the school’s theater, 821 S. Sullivan Road. For information call (509) 228-5400 or visit

Students to target bullying

Students at Ferris High School will take a stand against bullying, starting Monday.

The students will post resources on the Ferris VIP – valuing individual people – Club Facebook page for students who feel bullied, and also encourage their classmates to wear orange on Wednesday, the fourth annual Unity Day, or for Ferris students, Orange Ribbon Day.

Also on Wednesday, the students will sign an anti-bullying petition during second period classes and receive an orange ribbon, to be pinned to their backpacks. By signing the petition and displaying the ribbon, students are pledging not to bully or cyberbully, and to stand up for those they see being bullied.

To keep the pact going, students can participate in Unity Link Day and Pass It On on Oct. 23-24. The Unity Link gives students a chance to write a special message during third period classes to link them together at their lunch hour. Pass It On is an opportunity for students to compliment another student, at any time of the day, on orange sticky notes.

For information call Ferris English teacher and VIP adviser Katie O’Connor at (509) 354-6080 or email KatieO@

Verizon running app contest

Middle and high school students are invited to apply for the third annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

The national competiton, sponsored by the Verizon Foundation and the Technology Student Association, requires students to create a mobile app that addresses a need or challenge in their school or community.

Prizes include tablets, grants up to $20,000 for contestants’ schools, and an opportunity to learn coding from coaches from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

To apply for the challenge and for more information visit www.verizon appchallenge. The application deadline is Nov. 24. Winners will be chosen in January.

Mead schools’ bands soar

The Mead and Mt. Spokane high school marching bands had top scores at the Cavalcade of Bands in Pasco on Oct. 4.

Mead won the Sweepstakes Award, along with best brass and winds, best percussion, best drum major, best visual and best general effect, scoring 81.87. Mt. Spokane was awarded best auxiliary and a score of 80.53.

The Mead schools competed against 22 bands from Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

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