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Education Notebook: Mt. Spokane stages ‘Into the Woods’

The second week of Mt. Spokane High School’s production of “Into the Woods” runs Thursday-Saturday.

This musical fairy tale features a childless baker and his wife as they work to lift a family curse by traveling into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack from “Jack and the Beanstalk,” Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tale characters.

The show is rated PG-13. Performances are 7 p.m. at the school, 6015 E. Mt. Spokane Park Drive, Mead. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $10 for adults.

Cheney students

to show STEM work

On Friday, 40 STEM representatives from across the state will travel to state schools and institutes, including Cheney High School, to see how STEM is being taught.

After a presentation by teachers Adam Smith and Leah Warnick, eight to 10 Cheney students will present their STEM-related work.

This event will be 8-10 a.m. at the high school, 460 N. Sixth St., Cheney.

St. George’s

puts on musical

Saint George’s School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” opens Wednesday.

In this musical, a man’s dingy apartment is transformed into a stage as he listens to his favorite record of a 1920s musical.

The show stars Allison Milbrath as the Chaperone, Malinda Wagstaff as Janet Van de Graaf, Caroline Hammett as Kitty, Michael Metro as Man in Chair, Josias Michalko as Gangster 1, John Ogden as Underling, Isabelle Nachtshein as the reporter, Chris Caporicci as the super, Hunter Hyde as Robert Martin, Truman Harris as Adolfo, Mickey Zhang as The Best Man George, Ryan Hayes as Gangster 2, Caelan Angell as Mr. Feldzieg, Susie Jones as Mrs. Tottendale and Anna Nowland as Trix.

The chorus includes Solveig Baylor, Delaney Ennis, Alana Foster, Jennifer Milbrath, Olivia Osborne, Hailey Poutiatine, Jaxon Spackman and Katie Thew.

Performances are Wednesday, March 25 and 26, at 7 p.m. at the school, 2929 W. Waikiki Road. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors when purchased at http://sgs-drowsy chaperone.event At the door, tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Knowledge Bowl

teams compete

The Saint George’s School Knowledge Bowl teams recently competed at two championships.

The team of Malinda Wagstaff, Andrew Jauhiainen, Brett Ford, Hunter Hyde and Max McGougan competed at the Spokane Regional Championships, held at Whitworth University on March 4.

The team came in first and qualified for the State 2B Championships, which will be held at Arlington High School on Saturday.

The team of Chris Caporicci, Botao Shan, Max McGougan and Alana Foster competed at the Spokane History Bowl Championships on March 5.

Though the varsity team lost in the finals to East Valley High School, the students won big in the individual competition. McGougan placed second overall, and Foster placed third in the varsity division. Max Mihalick and Adit Adora placed first and second in the JV division, respectively.

Their wins qualify the team for the National History Bowl competition, which will be in Washington, D.C., in April.

Sacajawea student qualifies for bee

Sacajawea Middle School eighth-grader Miles Heath has been announced as a semifinalist for the Washington National Geographic State Bee, which will be held at Pacific Lutheran University on April 1.

Heath became a semifinalist after winning his school’s bee. He then took an online qualifying test.

State champions receive $100, the National Geographic book “The National Parks: An Illustrated History,” and a medal. They will travel to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Geographic Bee Championship, which will be held May 22-25.

The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, and a trip on Lindblad Expeditions to southeast Alaska in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Mead students build bridges, robots

The Mead School District recently held its Popsicle Stick Bridge Building and Robotics competitions.

The bridge building competition was judged on bridge efficiency, which is the amount of weight the bridge can hold divided by the weight of the bridge.

Alisha Trevaskis, of Mead, placed first and received $100. Colby Hoskinson, of Mt. Spokane High School, placed second and received $80, and Levi Arnold, of Mead, placed third and received $60.

Thirteen teams, made up of 75 middle and high school students, competed in the robotics competition.

In the high school division, first place went to Mead’s team of Danny Engen, Michael Utt, Christina Walko and Thomas Hall. Second place went to Mead’s team of Brandon Evans, Adam Samuel, Chris Johnson and Vincent Cao. Third place went to Mt. Spokane’s team of Adrian Lewis, Nate Gibson, Carter Stotts and Nathan Allen.

Mountainside Middle School’s team of Gabe Schauer, Casey Lemon, Cam Kaminski and Devon Baldwin won the middle school division.

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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