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COPS shop at LC unique in citywide network of 12

It’s perhaps not exactly what students expect at high school, but the COPS shop at Lewis and Clark High School has been there since 2002. Students volunteer there during the school year, and last week this year’s volunteers got together for a potluck lunch to celebrate the end of the school year and thank their teacher and adviser, Michael Yates. Yates is retiring, so the future of the LC COPS shop is uncertain.

Education Notebook: Students join school board

Shanice Applewhaite, a junior at North Central High School, and Rogers junior Karl Fencl will join the Spokane Public Schools Board as student advisers for the 2011-’12 school year. They will contribute a student perspective to board discussions. Applewhaite is a member of the National Honor Society, Young Life and Place of Most Potential, an interactive club at Washington State University that helps prepare young students for college. She also plays varsity softball and works as a grocery store courtesy clerk.

Education Notes: LC drama vies for theater awards

Lewis and Clark Tiger Drama students have been nominated for the Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre High School Musical Awards for their production of “Hairspray!” performed last winter. The drama students are being honored Monday in the Tony Awards-style show.

Twins, LC sprinters, are top school talent

Sometimes Le’Ecia and Lakecia Farmer finish each other’s sentences. They also listen to each other, then add perspective and praise with the admiration of an ardent fan. The Lewis and Clark High School seniors and twins are each other’s biggest supporters. “We’ve been through a lot,” said Lakecia. “It’s good to know someone has your back.”

Lewis and Clark proves its mettle at Knowledge Bowl

There’s an abundance of trivia shows on TV these days, yet for some, a rotation among “Jeopardy!” “Cash Cab” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” simply isn’t enough – they must have more trivia questions. These would be the students on Lewis and Clark High School’s Knowledge Bowl team. Not only did they place fourth in the state competition but as soon as that was over they immediately signed up for an international round called Knowledge Master Open, competing against teams from the United States, Costa Rica, Korea, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

High school alums to play basketball

Chuck – the famous rubber chicken passed between Lewis and Clark and Ferris, depending on who wins the annual high school basketball spirit contest – is getting some competition on the hardwood this weekend. On Saturday, alumni from Lewis and Clark and Ferris are putting on their own spirit game: The Revenge of the Rubber Chicken.

LC students learn in local internships

The warm wood floors gleamed under the soft glow of strategically placed table lamps. Oak bookcases brimmed with textbooks and leafy green plants flourished in decorative pots. John Hagney sat in a rocking chair at the back of the room, and listened thoughtfully while student Adam Moyer presented his research paper. This Lewis and Clark High School classroom could easily be mistaken for a college classroom.

Gutty, gritty Lewis and Clark Tigers rule

TACOMA – Jim Redmon didn’t mince words at halftime. The Lewis and Clark girls basketball coach told his team he thought it was playing scared.

Gutty, gritty Lewis and Clark Tigers rule

TACOMA – Jim Redmon didn’t mince words at halftime. The Lewis and Clark girls basketball coach told his team he thought it was playing scared.

Lewis and Clark girls win thriller to reach 4A title game

TACOMA – Forgive Lewis and Clark girls basketball coach Jim Redmon for having a couple of flashbacks to last year. Even junior guard Nakia Arquette thought about the Tigers’ inability to finish some games a year ago.

Education Notebook: Ferris cheer team wins award

For the third time in the past four years, the Ferris High School varsity cheerleaders have been honored as Washington State Academic Champions. The girls earned an overall grade-point average of 3.70 for the 2010-’11 winter quarter.

LC girls, G-Prep boys take big hopes to Tacoma

Lewis and Clark girls basketball coach Jim Redmon expected to finish the season at the Tacoma Dome. It’s just that along the way the Tigers have had to overcome more adversity than Redmon anticipated.

Education Notebook: ‘Fiddler’ onstage at Mt. Spokane

The Mt. Spokane High School Theatre Department will perform the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” a tale of a father’s love for his family and his attempt to maintain their Jewish traditions among severe oppression and changing times. The musical is set in the small village of Anatevka, and Tevye, a milkman, must cope with his strong-willed daughters while instilling the importance of tradition in their Jewish community during the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Stockton scores 36 for perfect Pups

G-Prep’s guard-heavy lineup lapped the taller Lewis and Clark Tigers as the Bullpups administered a 77-57 drubbing at G-Prep in girls basketball.

Mead challenges LC

It’s the type of girls basketball game the Lewis and Clark Tigers frequently lost a year ago. It’s the kind of game the Mead Panthers hope to win with some seasoning.

Notebook: Second-graders make fleece hats for Olive Crest

With the holidays in full swing, the second-graders at Northwest Christian School recently displayed thespirit of the season when the students made fleece hats for children at Olive Crest, a local nonprofit committed to preventing child abuse and treating and educating at-risk kids. Second-grade teacher Michelle Gibson said in an e-mail the students worked on the project as part of their wants versus needs social studies curriculum and provided them with a hands-on opportunity to connect with a child in need. The students, along with parent volunteers, cut and sewed 25 fleece hats. Gibson said of the project, “It is a tangible way to meet a need instead of just raising money or awareness.”