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Central Valley High School performs ‘Hill House’

A scene from Central Valley High School theater department’s production of “The Haunting of Hill House” shows cast members: from left, Emily Boynton, Anika Martin, Austin Burrowes, Colton Westley, Madison Ambriz and Ian Fullmer.
A scene from Central Valley High School theater department’s production of “The Haunting of Hill House” shows cast members: from left, Emily Boynton, Anika Martin, Austin Burrowes, Colton Westley, Madison Ambriz and Ian Fullmer.

The Central Valley High School Theatre Department will continue its production of “The Haunting of Hill House” at 7:30 p.m. today in the school theater.

Other performances will be Friday through Saturday and Wednesday through Nov. 8.

Set in the rural town of Hillsdale, the play is about a group of pysychic investigators who decide to visit the 80-year-old Hill House, said to be haunted by something malevolent and not human. When the group visits, the house comes alive and seeks vengeance on its unsuspecting guests.

The cast includes Emily Boynton as Eleanor Vance, Ian Fullmer as Luke Sanderson, Madison Ambriz as Theodora, Anika Martin as Mrs. Montague, Austin Burrowes as Arthur, and Colton Westley as Dr. Montague.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the school’s business office at (509) 228-5100 or at www.CVTheatre.

The performance may not be appropriate for younger children.

College fair at Convention Center

High school students can learn more about selecting a college and the process of applying at the Spokane National College Fair on Wednesday at the Spokane Convention Center, 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 two- 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.

CV plans Community Connection

The last of Central Valley School District’s Community Connection events is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Ponderosa Elementary School, 10105 E. Cimmaron Road.

Students will show how wireless Internet access helps them build reading and math skills, and there will be performances by musical marimbas and Pinetones choir.

WV DECA pushes cancer awareness

West Valley High School’s DECA chapter has started a three-month cancer awareness campaign.

This month DECA members are raising money for Because There Is Hope, an organization started in 2004 by breast cancer survivor Melody Biehl, who dedicated her time to helping other cancer patients. Biehl also opened Faye’s House, in honor of her friend, Faye Mclain, who lost her battle with cancer.

To raise funds for Biehl’s organization and Faye’s House, DECA students have been selling breast cancer awareness items, including pink wristbands, T-shirts, buttons and ribbons.

WV’s student athletes are participating with the Tough Enough to Wear Pink awareness campaign: football players are wearing pink jerseys, the cheerleaders are wearing pink socks, T-shirts and pom-poms for all of their home games, and the girls soccer and volleyball players are also wearing pink at all of their home games. WV students are wearing pink on Wednesdays and Fridays.

In November, the WV DECA Chapter will raise awareness of colon and prostate cancer with No Shave November. To promote early detection and screening, students, staff, and WV parents can participate in a beard and mustache competition. The hairy competitors will be judged in an awards ceremony on Nov. 20. DECA members and guest speakers also will share information about prostate and colon cancer.

And in December the WV DECA’s cancer campaign will center on childhood cancer and help support American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest. Chapter members will volunteer and raise money for cancer patients and their families for the annual Christmas party.

Reservations required, call (509) 228-5400.

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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