There was a wonderful sendoff Monday afternoon for Brenda Abney, the executive director of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. The event drew a huge crowd, which is a testament to the extraordinary work she did during her tenure here.
During the early years of Wenatchee Valley (Junior) College, the Wells House served as many things, one being a girls dormitory. Eighteen to 20 girls lived on the second floor, ate in the college dining room and socialized and studied in the main floor living room. Three of us got together recently to reminisce about our time as We Ho Gis (Wells House Girls) for two wonderful years, from 1953-1955.
Imagine having a $21 million budget to balance, hundreds of employees, 110 miles of roads to maintain and a city infrastructure to manage. Students from Wenatchee High School got the opportunity to take on this challenge during an all-day budget simulation with the City of Wenatchee Oct. 22.
Significant momentum is building in this state to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in public schools and our good friend Dr. Gene Sharratt and the Washington Student Achievement Council staff are playing key roles.