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Here are many of the prominent athletes from Lewis and Clark High School: • Ed Bouchee – Baseball player with Philadelphia Phillies (1955-1960), Chicago Cubs (1960-1961), New York Mets (1961-1962).
The alumni list at Lewis and Clark High is a jaw-dropper: politicians, military heroes, opera stars, actors, even a Nobel Prize winner. And athletes, dozens of them from every decade and every sport, their character built, Bob Lobdell believes, on the bricks laid 100 years ago and the wisdom of its teachers and staff.
An annual assembly at Lewis and Clark High School has been receiving a lot of attention this year because of a few choice words a student used to end his speech to classmates. Nick Cashaw, 18, urged his fellow students to reject the status quo and find out who they are during the Move-Up Con, which celebrates the high school and the achievements of its graduating seniors.
Eighth-graders in the Spokane Public Schools Odyssey Program had the opportunity to get out of the classroom and get up on the stage in their performance of “Beyond the Mountains,” a student-written production by Lewis and Clark High School senior Asyia Gover. Gover wrote the play for her senior project and presented it to her former Odyssey teacher, Mike Cantlon. Gover and Cantlon worked with the eighth-graders for two months and put on five performances, the last one at North Central High School on Monday night.
She may be small in stature, but Ange Nemerimana’s high-wattage smile and colorful African garb make her difficult to miss in the halls of Lewis and Clark High School. Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nemerimana spent her formative years in a refugee camp in Tanzania. LC adviser Marty Frazier said, “She was placed with her grandmother at birth because her mother didn’t feel like she could care for her.”
It was the perfect storm for emotions. Lewis and Clark coach Michelle Grafos was exhausted, her allergies were acting up and she was trying to put into perspective how much three seniors have meant to her program after the Tigers finished second to Bellarmine Prep at the State 4A girls golf tournament on a breezy Wednesday at MeadowWood.
Valedictorians for Lewis and Clark High School class of 2012
Class of 2012 Expected to graduate are:
The Lewis and Clark Tigers put three players high on the leaderboard and pretty much matched scores with two-time defending champion Bellarmine Prep on a blustery Tuesday at the State 4A girls golf tournament. The Lions, however, have a couple of more scoring options, with six qualifiers compared to the Tigers’ four. Still, it shapes up as an interesting chase for the championship entering today’s final round at MeadowWood.
One by one, the Mt. Spokane boys golf team has checked off its list of goals. The Wildcats exceeded their preseason goal of winning two tournaments by claiming five. They won the Greater Spokane League title for the first time in school history. They won the 3A district championship for the fourth straight year.
For many of the same reasons, Mt. Spokane’s boys won their first Greater Spokane League golf title and the Lewis and Clark girls won their ninth straight crown. “It’s pretty simple,” Mt. Spokane coach Greg Schultz said. “We were just really deep.”
Ferris High School drama students will perform the William Shakespeare comedy “The Taming of the Shrew” in the school’s auditorium today, Friday and May 11-12 at 7 p.m. The show will be the final production in the auditorium before construction begins for the Ferris remodel. Ferris’ theater arts teacher, Mary Cooper, set the play in the 1940s, in the era of “Rosie the Riveter.” Cooper saw Katherina, aka the “Shrew,” as a “Rosie,” being told she has a woman’s job to do: Submit to her husband. Katherina doesn’t really submit, but finds a common ground with her husband. In the end, her husband is just as “tamed” as she is.
Teenage love will never die in the Lewis and Clark Tiger Drama spring performance of “Zombie Prom” beginning at 7 p.m. April 26 in the LC auditorium. The comedic musical is set in a 1950s high school and tells the story of the forbidden teen romance between Toffee, played by Laura Chamberlain, and rebel Jonny, played by Mario Zavala. The lovebirds declare their feelings for each other, and then Toffee is banned from seeing Jonny by her mother Megan Harbaugh), her father (Mica Pointer), and the wicked principal, Miss Delilah Strict (Phoibe Purcell).
Megan Anderson, a fifth-grader at Springdale Elementary School, was chosen to represent Washington state with her poster in the national Bring Our Missing Children Home art contest. This is the second year Becky Gearhart, Anderson’s teacher, has had her students participate in the contest. Her students’ artwork from last year’s contest was also chosen to represent Washington.
It’s been described as part science fiction convention, part rock concert. Starting today at Eastern Washington University, teams from high schools in Washington, Idaho, Montana and California will converge in the 2012 Spokane Regional FIRST Robotics three-day competition.
Spokane high schools had a strong showing at this year’s National CyberPatriot Championships in Washington, D.C., last week. Teams from Lewis and Clark High School and John R. Rogers High School placed second in the two main divisions. Rogers also received the prestigious top service award, and Lewis and Clark won the open division in the forensics competition.
In 1988, Matt Piedmont was in his senior year at Lewis and Clark High School, looking ahead to starting at the University of Washington in the fall. Fast forward 24 years, and Matt Piedmont has an Emmy to his name, a Sundance Film Festival prize for his short film and his directorial debut on screens in his hometown.
On Feb. 1, the staffs at Mt. Spokane and Mead high schools, along with Mountainside and Northwood middle schools, came together for a friendly game of hoops in the Hoops for Hope VIII Cancer Benefit basketball game. The annual event benefits the Coaches vs. Cancer fund. This year’s game raised more than $7,000 for the organization. The benefit has raised more than $35,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer in the past eight years.
When it comes to playoff time, one hot player can keep an underdog in a game. And one key spurt can lift a favorite to victory. Both happened Tuesday night in the boys District 8 4A playoff game between Lewis and Clark – the underdog – and Greater Spokane League champion Central Valley – in the favorite’s role.