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Student Winners

Cottonwood, receiving $25. Schwartz, daughter of Mark and Theresa Schwartz, Ferdinand, was the third-place winner, receiving $25. All are fifth grade students at Summit Academy, Cottonwood, and their teacher is Mrs. Karla Krogh.

Bieler named to honor society

Audrey A. Bieler of Grangeville recently accepted membership into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

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Double time: Second win for Singh in state geo bee

Amrit Singh did what no other Grangeville student has done in the 26-year history or the state geography bee: He won two years in a row.

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Musicians earn honors at festival: Olson earns state berth

On Wednesday, March 12, 62 Grangeville student musicians traveled to Moscow to participate in the district II solo/ensemble festival. Students prepared a variety of performances, both vocal and instrumental, from solo to quartets. Adjudicators from both University of Idaho and Washington State University scored instruments in their field of expertise, woodwind, brass, percussion and vocal.

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Students fare well at mock trial competition

Guilt or innocence – and a whole lot of arguing, witnessing and research – hung in the balance recently as Grangeville High School students took part in a hands-on trial.

Trustee sought: MVSD 244 zone 2

Mountain View School District 244 is seeking a new trustee. Zone 2 board member Keith Evans from Clearwater resigned effective this month. Evans will be moving to Lewiston. He has served on the board since 2007.

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Character Work

Clearwater Valley Elementary School teacher Delise Denham (right) worked on a character traits collage with her second and third grade students March 10. (Top) Axl Fairbanks and (bottom) Tia Haukedahl show their finished projects.

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Students fare well at mock trial competition

Guilt or innocence – and a whole lot of arguing, witnessing and research – hung in the balance recently as Grangeville High School students took part in a hands-on trial.

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Challenging the thought process: Math (Common Core Style)

Although some of the Common Core State Standards have had negative light shed on them, in Joe Tosten’s Clearwater Valley Elementary School second and third grade classroom, the math techniques are making kids think.

Kindergarten screening set for GEMS

Kindergarten screening will be held Friday, April 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the primary building at Grangeville Elementary Middle School.

Honor Rolls

Clearwater Valley Junior and High School (Kooskia) Eighth Grade 3.9-3.5: Harmony Edmondson, April Thomas, Grace Ann Denham, Shanna Sherrer, Carson Morrow; 3.4-3.0: Michael Routh, Kelly Haukedahl, Bethany Ilam, Emma Lyons, Samuel Ward. Seventh Grade 3.9-3.5: Chloe Miskin, Jarrett Nuxoll, Mikaela Herrick; 3.4-3.0: Jade Dutcher, Kevin Hill, Ty Dominguez, Liberty Edmondson, Tyesha McAlister. Sixth Grade 3.9-3.5: Christian Fabbi, Hailie Roy, Wilder Cross, Tate Pfefferkorn, Alicia Reuben; 3.4-3.0: Billy Bramlett, Isaac Wilson, Melanie Gianopulos, Courtney Harada, Tyce Pfefferkorn, Lane Kuykendall, Kalysta Calzadillas, John Loughran, Jasmine Tatu,

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Higgins wins oratorical contest

Joseph (Joey) Higgins won the American Legion Post No. 37 competition for the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest.”

Districts say ‘Yes’ on school levies

“Yes” was the word for local school district patrons Tuesday, March 11, when it came to education levies and improvements.

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Fire Dance

Fire science education for youth merged with the performing arts when the University of Montana CoMotion Dance Project performed Fire Speaks the Land: An Active Audiences Performance at Clearwater Valley Elementary School in Kooskia Monday, March 10.

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Historian gives presentation on 16th president

President Lincoln’s Idaho connection focus for talk

“Did you know Abraham Lincoln’s wife was in deep depression? Did you know he was on a suicide watch for what, at the time, was identified as ‘melancholia?’” Garry Bush asked the Grangeville High School student body.