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Education notebook

Sixth-graders Emily Lentz and Lucina Peterson of Pride Prep Middle School have collected and donated 51 new hats and stuffed animals to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest. The students also met with Jake Osborn, Volunteer Services Manager for RMHC, to tour the facility. Sixth-grade students were partnered up and asked to choose a world issue for an assignment in their individuals and societies class earlier this school year. Emily and Lucina, already close friends, decided to take on the challenge of child cancer to the next level and start a collection drive.

Education notebook: St. George’s pair selected National Merit Scholarship finalists

St. George’s School has announced seniors Marshall Roll and Sarah Wu as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship for their performances on the PSAT last fall. Of the 1.6 million students to take the test nationwide, Roll and Wu finished among the top 15,000. They are now eligible for a variety of scholarships ranging in value from $2,500 to $10,000.

Education notebook: Forum will focus on EVSD proposed levies

East Valley School District will hold a community forum on two proposed levies Jan. 23 at East Valley High School Library, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave., and Feb. 3 at the district administration office at the Walker Center 3830 N. Sullivan Road.. Superintendent Kelly Shea will be available to answer questions.

Education notebook: Numerica Credit Union donates toward student lunch debt

Numerica Credit Union recently contributed $12,008 to Spokane-area schools as part of an effort to address student lunch debt at Title 1 elementary schools. The recipients include Spokane Public Schools, East Valley, West Valley, Central Valley, Mead and Cheney school districts.

Education notebook: Northwood earns building design award

Northwood Middle School of Mead School District was recently featured in the fall edition of Learning By Design magazine as the recipient of the Outstanding Project Award for the new construction/addition category.

Education notebook: Medical Lake High installs new safety fence

Medical Lake High School recently announced on its website the construction of a new fence on their campus. The fence is intended to increase safety for student travel between two main buildings and prevents unauthorized persons from traveling through the campus courtyard. The new fence comes in addition to a new single-entry system for the main door.