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Eddie The Eagle Visits GEMS

Eddie the Eagle visited GEMS last Monday afternoon to make the students aware of gun safety. Chris Williams from the police department presented with Eddie. The Grangeville police department and GEMS sponsored this event.

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Nafziger retires from teaching after 32 years

The end of the 2015-16 school year will be the beginning of a new chapter for social studies teacher Betty Nafziger. After 32 years working with students and staff in our school district, Nafziger is retiring.

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Homeschool Graduates

The Prairie Home Educators together with the Valley Home Educators present the class of 2016. Graduation will take place Saturday, May 21.

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Greenhouse Goodies For Sale

The Grangeville High School Bulldog Greenhouse is now open. The GHS botany class has a variety of plants for sale including eight varieties of tomatoes and 10 varieties of flowers, peppers, cucumbers, beans, squash, cantaloupe and watermelon.

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GHS to honor top four academic students

Grangeville High School will honor its top four students as it celebrates graduation Friday, May 27, 7 p.m. Co-valedictorians are Darby Finnegan, Emily Kaschmitter and Lily Willig, and salutatorian is Colton Cervantes.

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Gutzman, Coons at top of CVHS class of 2016

Clearwater Valley High School will hold its graduation ceremony Friday, May 27, 5 p.m. Among those honored will be valedictorian Shalynn Gutzman and salutatorian Tanner Coons.

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CVES kids learn hands-on fire safety at camp

Clearwater Valley Elementary 4th and 5th grade students spent last Wednesday, May 11, at the O’Hara campground on the Selway River. This educational event was organized by Courtney Couch of the USFS in cooperation with the Department of Lands.

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Community Briefs - May 18, 2016

Congratulations are in order for the Grangeville Elementary Middle School 7/8 middle school band who recently won first place at the Music in the Parks Silverwood Festival. Seventy-two students traveled to Coeur d’Alene High School to compete against schools from Canada, Washington, Oregon and Montana. The school competed in the small middle school division, earning first place. The band is under the direction of Kathy Stefani.

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It’s All Right

Rian Wilson sings a solo in the song “It’s All Right” in Grangeville High School’s Concert Choir spring concert Thursday, May 4.

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Murder by Indecision: Summit kids put on murder mystery spoof

Murder, mayhem and lost memories, oh, my! Age has caught up with world-renown mystery writer, Agatha Crispy, and – while talking to her trusty typewriter – she tries to battle the senility and pound out a new murder manuscript

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Kamiah HOSA sets fund-raisers

Six Kamiah High School students who earned the right to compete at the International HOSA-Future Health Care Providers conference in Nashville, Tenn., this June are continuing local fund-raising efforts with the goal of raising more than $6,000 to cover conference expenses.

CV area writing scholarships available

Two full scholarships are available to Clearwater Valley High School students as well as students who are in an alternative educational program within the Clearwater Valley school district to attend Writers @ Harriman.

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At The Car Wash

The Grangeville High School tennis team held its annual car wash fund-raiser at Les Schwab Tires on Main Street last Saturday, May 7.

Alaggio Laurino is BSU commencement speaker

Boise State University celebrated its 98th Commencement ceremony May 7 in Taco Bell Arena. In total this spring, 2,334 students were eligible to receive 2,561 degrees and certificates. Alaggio Laurino of Keuterville delivered the student address and graduated with degrees in history of art and visual culture, and visual art.

School Briefs: May 11, 2016

Mrs. Hauger’s second and third grade classroom at Grangeville Elementary Middle School had their annual Cystic Fibrosis penny drive during the past month. The class distributed containers for pennies, or other coin donations, to fill throughout the month. The class collects, weighs, sorts and counts the coins, using this as a math activity. “The students are excited to see how many pounds of coins they collect,” Hauger said. This is the eighth year her class has raised money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic Fibrosis is a disease which affects the lungs and digestive system.