Elizabeth and Sydney Mazur of Cashmere love to ride Catbait, their grandparents’ horse, whenever they can. This photo was taken last summer before a barbecue at the Palisades home of their grandparents, Jon and Jan Penford. The girls, who are 1 and 5, are the daughters of Blair and Terrann Mazur of Cashmere. Terrann said she really doesn’t know how the horse got its name.
The Manson Apple Blossom Festival crowned its new royal court at a Jan. 24 pageant. Judges selected the top three contestants from among five candidates. They are, from left, Princess Kristen Gibson, Queen Kendra Ellsworth and Princess Aylee Neff. The court will represent the community at a variety of festivals and other events throughout the region, including the Manson Apple Blossom Festival in May.
The Yakima Convention Center hosted more than 450 students from 12 Central Washington high schools at the DECA Area 10 Conference on Jan. 12. The following Wenatchee students, out of 67 in attendance, placed in the top four for their competitive events and qualify for the State Career Development Conference March 5-7 in Bellevue:
WENATCHEE — Foothills Middle School students Cassandra Noyd, Leila Fischer, Abby Simmons and Elliot Kiesz and Sunnyslope Elementary student Olivia Noyd competed at the Seattle Prep annual speech competition on Jan. 17. The Foothills Middle School speech and debate team earned one third-place trophy and two fourth-place trophies.
OKANOGAN — The seventh annual Okanogan High School Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest selected its winners Jan. 21. Winning students were Isobel Luengas, first place; Mason Duke; second place; and Amanda Randolph, third place.