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Education notebook: Sophomores Katarina Kenlein of LC and Andre Ramsey of Rogers named student advisers on school board

The Spokane Public Schools board of directors has chosen two new student advisers for the 2019-20 school year.

Lewis and Clark sophomore Katarina Kenlein and Rogers sophomore Andre Ramsey were selected to serve as nonvoting members of the board to provide insight on student issues to the district administration as well as communicating the board’s activities to their student colleagues.

Kenlein is an honor roll student and is a member of the varsity volleyball and track teams. She volunteers monthly at Christ the Redeemer Church aiding in the nursery and in youth group outreach programs.

Ramsey is the chapter and area president of Rogers DECA, member of the varsity soccer team and the superintendent’s student council and was named the CTE member of the year for the 2017-18 school year. He was one of 500 students in the nation to receive a scholarship from the Carson Scholars Fund.

Free recycling event Friday at Freeman

The Freeman School District will host a free recycling event Friday, 2-5 p.m., for items that cannot be recycled in conventional household recycling bins. Some examples of items include batteries, cellphones, computers, printers, small household appliances, stereo equipment, LED or LCD televisions, cardboard, scrap metal, wiring, rims, paper, aluminum cans and miscellaneous electronics. CRT televisions can be recycled for a $10-$30 fee depending on size. Data wiping is offered for $10 per hard drive.

Participants are asked to not bring large appliances, freezers, air conditioners or any items with the cooling agent Freon.

Items can be brought to the upper parking lot of Freeman Elementary, 15001 S. Jackson Road, in Rockford.

Mead district team receives award

The Washington Association of School Administrators presented the Level II Threat Assessment Team from Mead School District with the Community Leadership Award at an awards luncheon in April.

The team includes community partners Frontier Behavioral Health; Excelsior Wellness Center; Providence Health Care; Department of Children, Youth & Families; Spokane County Juvenile Court; Spokane County Sheriff’s Department; Children’s Home Society and Tory Daniewicz.

The team was nominated by MSD. This award is given to non-WASA members for their coordination with local school districts and overall benefit to students and recognition by community members.

Sign-ups underway for summer program

The Wagstaff Inc., a Spokane based manufacturer and aluminum producer, is taking applications for its summer Production and Manufacturing Academy program.

The internship takes 20 students and provides four weeks of workshops to help students explore manufacturing career tracks. Curriculum includes leadership development, design and engineering production from start to finish, including CAD modeling, exposure to manufacturing tools and field trips to local manufacturing facilities for hands-on learning and introduction to professionals in the field.

Applications are due May 20 and are open to incoming juniors and seniors. Visit to apply. Questions can be addressed to Wade Larson at The program runs daily, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 8 through Aug. 2.

Upon completion with 100% attendance, students are awarded with a certificate and stipend.

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 or mailed to her, with attention to Education Notebook, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Items also can be emailed to

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