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In brief: Culinary arts champion Mt. Spokane to recreate its state-winning menu

From staff reports

The Mt. Spokane culinary arts team plans to entice Spokane’s palates while raising money for its trip to the National ProStart Invitational on May 8-10 in Washington, D.C.

The team will recreate its state-winning three-course dinner April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Kalispel Golf and Country Club, 2010 W. Waikiki Road.

Dinner tickets are $75 and limited to 100 guests. A silent auction also is planned.

To purchase tickets, to donate to the silent auction, or for additional information call (509) 939-8917 or email to

A GoFundMe Page has been opened for cash donations. Go to and search for “Raising Dough So We Can Go.” Checks can be made to Mt. Spokane Culinary Team Booster Club and mailed to 18529 N. Atlantic Road, Colbert, WA 99005.

Founded by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation in the 1990s, ProStart is a two-year hospitality program at high schools nationwide. The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation administers the program and annual competitions in the state. Students receive educational credits and are paired with industry mentors.

St. George’s wins chess tournament

St. George’s chess team captured first place at the Inland Chess Scholastic Tournament at St. George’s School on March 23. The event drew 50 players representing nine Spokane-area schools.

In a tight competition with three players and scoring four wins, Eshan Reddy captured first place with tie-breakers in the top section (kindergarten to 12th grades).

Joshua Schoenberger placed first in the K-5 section and Christopher Anderson won in the K-2.

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