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Monday, November 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Education notebook: Whitworth, Gonzaga announce Act Six award recipients

Gonzaga and Whitworth universities have announced their eight choices for this year’s Act Six scholarship recipients. After a three-month competition and interview process, a diverse range of student leaders are selected for their demonstration of commitment to serving their communities and fostering intercultural relationships. The scholarship provides a full-ride admission to the university the students applied for. The scholarship is an initiative of the YMCA of the Inland Northwest.

The area’s high school students selected by Gonzaga University are Jocelin Garcia of Gonzaga Prep, Tia Moua of Rogers, Sierra Stinson of University and Joe Zuniga of Central Valley.

The area’s high school students selected by Whitworth University are Alexia Campos Flores of Shadle Park, Vincent Gao of West Valley, Bol Pennington of Mica Peak and Jainee Weidemann of Lewis and Clark.

Cheney middle schooler wins

Robotics Rumble

Zack Cox, a student at Westwood Middle School in the Cheney Public Schools, placed in the Robotics Rumble recently held at Lakeside High School. Out of 100 students from 15 schools, Cox placed first in course navigation and second in best overall performance. Competing alongside him were fellow Westwood students Keegan Lindsey and Nick Harper.

Zack Cox, a student at Westwood Middle School in the Cheney Public Schools, placed in the Robotics Rumble recently held at Lakeside High School. Out of 100 students from 15 schools, Cox’s team placed first in course navigation and second in best overall performance. Competing alongside him were fellow Westwood students Keegan Lindsey and Nick Harper.

Student from Liberty Lake

takes third in Idaho state Mathcounts

Srikar Surapaneni, a Liberty Lake resident and an eighth-grader at North Idaho Stem Charter Academy, recently placed third in the Idaho state Mathcounts competition and earned the right to advance to the national competition in May in Orlando, Florida.

He will join the top four performing students from Idaho to form a team for the competition.

Mathcounts is a nonprofit organization that works with grades 6 through 8 to provide various math programs and resources. They host an annual competition as well as a national math club and a math video challenge.

Horizon Middle School to hold

groundbreaking ceremony

Horizon Middle School will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The community is invited to help celebrate the renovations and expansions that are slated to begin in April. The updates will bring the school up to current code and safety standards as well as increase student capacity from 480 to 600. Construction is scheduled to continue through August 2020 with students to begin attendance that September.

Salnave students get all-around awards from JK Jr. Rodeo

Salnave Elementary students Austynn and Cavan Brash were recently awarded Top All-Around Cowgirl and Cowboy by the JK Jr. Rodeo for their accomplishments in the recent rodeo season. They both regularly compete in rodeos and Western gaming events. JK Jr. Rodeo team has members from Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

The Education Notebook appears every Thursday in the Voice. If you have news about your school, students or staff, please let us know so we can help spread the word. Submissions can be emailed to Rachel Baker at rachelb@spokesman.com or mail to her, with attention to Education Notebook, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Items also can be emailed to voice@spokesman.com.

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