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Community Connections

CWU president seeking to partner with NCW communities

Central Washington University President James Gaudino has been making the rounds in the Wenatchee Valley in recent weeks, looking for ways that the college might serve this area. He wants to know what the challenges are here in North Central Washington and if there are ways that CWU can be helpful.     
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How Cascade schools engage students to help businesses

Some intriguing innovations are happening in North Central Washington schools that deserve our attention and support. A growing number of schools are taking the initiative to reinvent education by finding creative ways to make learning personal and relevant to students and at the same time tap into the wisdom and expertise of the community.  
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WVC reaching out to community with garden program

There are some interesting things happening at Wenatchee Valley College these days that connect the school with the community. I sat down with Alison Detjens, who earlier this year became manager of the college's greenhouse and garden program and has been actively revamping programs that engage schools and community members.  
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Common Ground | Wenatchee High's Apple Leaf earns more national recognition

We've developed a wonderful partnership with local high school journalism programs. The students who produce the Wenatchee High School Apple Leaf continue to set a high standard in that regard. Adviser Dave Riggs, a former staffer here at The World, let us know this week that the Apple Leaf has once again been nominated for the highest honor in student journalism, the Pacemaker award. 
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From Grand Coulee to Grunge ceremony

Wilf Woods shares a spotlight with Krist Novoselic of Nirvana

Every chance I get to hear my father Wilfred talk about the history of North Central Washington, I learn something new and it deepens my appreciation for the people who have made a difference here. I know I'm not alone. His column is the best read feature in this newspaper and the constructive, community-centeic approach we try to maintain is based on the work that he has done to make the region a better place.