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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Education Notebook: ‘Ham on Regal’ returns

Ferris High School parents’ annual talent show, “Ham On Regal,” continues through Saturday.

This year’s show is “Hankering for the Hamlight: But Bacon Bits Will Do,” a humorous look at the Hanker family’s history. The Hankers become involved in important moments in the history of the world and learn how their contributions shaped people today.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the school, 3020 E. 37th Ave. Tickets are $7-$9. Call (509) 354-6000 for more information.

Shadle student wins leadership training

Shadle Park High School junior Griffin Bacon has been selected to attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy in Huntsville, Alabama.

Bacon was chosen based on his academic excellence and community service record to attend the weeklong leadership training at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. This training helps students build their leadership skills by working on real-world challenges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Students will learn from scientists, former astronauts and engineers, and will participate in simulated astronaut training.

‘Music Man’ opens at Northwest Christian

Northwest Christian’s production of “The Music Man” opens Thursday.

The musical follows Harold Hill, who pitches an elaborate musical con to the residents of River City, Iowa. After tricking everyone in town, Hill meets librarian Marian Paroo and her brother, Winthrop, and begins to rethink his plan.

The cast features Noah Raver as Harold, Olivia Roth as Marian, Alice Huseland as Mrs. Paroo, Lucas Ricks as Mayor Shinn, Brook Pickett as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Nathan Raver as Marcellus, Ethan Donahoe as Winthrop and Ellie Hilderbrand as Amaryllis.

Performances are Thursday-Saturday and Wednesday-March 18 at 7 p.m. There will be a matinee performance on Sunday at 3 p.m.

All performances will be in the Northwest Christian Chapel on NWC’s Upper Campus, 5104 E. Bernhill Road, Colbert. Tickets are $10.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

Students awarded scholarships

Eight students from Spokane and Spokane Valley have received full-ride college scholarships through the Act Six program.

After a rigorous, three-month competition, these students were chosen for their leadership skills, academic potential and their commitment to making a difference in their communities.

The following students received scholarships to Whitworth: Glory Farrell, North Central High School; Bakari Green, North Central; and Ethan Mendoza-Pena, Lewis and Clark High School.

The following students received scholarships to Gonzaga: Larissa Caldeira, John R. Rogers High School; Kimiko Hirota, Shadle Park High School; Dean Sarenac, Rogers; and Rayanna Smith, Mead High School.

Elena Maltos, of West Valley High School, received a scholarship to Heritage University.

High school team in cyber competition

Cheney High School’s Cyber Patriots teams recently completed two rounds of cyber competition.

On Jan. 30, four teams competed, with two teams scoring high enough to advance to the second round. Team 0802 placed sixth in the state and 76th in the nation, and Team 0801 finished 11th in Washington and 190th in the nation.

In the second round of competition on Feb. 20, Team 0802 placed fourth in Washington and 69th in the nation, and Team 0801 placed ninth in the state and 116th in the nation.

Additionally, Team 0802’s Kyle Sewright placed first in Washington and ninth in the nation with his score on a Cisco virtual network configuration. His score boosted the team’s placement from seventh to fourth in the state.

Team 0801 members are: Colton Dotson, Noah Brown, Jake McGillicuddy, Andrew Jenkins, Sydney Zapf and Jacob Tart.

Team 0802 members are: Kyle Sewright, Matt Dupler, Jasmine McCauley, Caleb Williamson and Joe Riddle.

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