Our nearest four-year university, Central Washington, continues to be the major source of our teachers in the area, the role that founded the school.
It was started as a normal school, along with Cheney and Bellingham. I always wondered why that term was used, and still do. But it has become more than a school for teachers. It is a well-rounded university, close enough to be of special interest to us.
We attended a concert last weekend of the school’s symphony orchestra, conducted by Nick Caoile, who directs our Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra. CWU has the largest music school in the Northwest, and the 65-piece symphony is evidence of that.
We had the additional incentive of watching our granddaughter, a graduate student following her mother’s career as a cellist, play in it.
That school cranks out fine musicians.