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Common Ground: Unique art program inspires kindergarten student

What professional visual artist Terry Valdez loved about working with kindergarten students at Washington Elementary this spring was their fearlessness in creative expression. Unless it is cultivated early in life, kids tend lose that fearless creativity.

Omak student is region’s top speller

WENATCHEE -- Omak Middle School eighth-grader Ashley Blakemore survived 23 rounds to win the top award in the North Central Washington Regional Spelling Bee Thursday at Eastmont Junior High School.

Middle school math wizards head to state competion

WENATCHEE -- Some of the state’s top young mathematicians, including 12 whiz-kids from North Central Washington, head to the Microsoft campus in Bellevue this weekend for the state-level MathCounts Competition and a chance to go to nationals.
Gov. Inslee visits Wenatchee High School March 13, 2015

Inslee visits career-focused education programs

Gov. Jay Inslee spent much of Friday in Wenatchee, speaking to the Washington Industrial Technology Education Association and visiting Wenatchee High School and Wenatchee Valley College.

City donates police car to school

The city will donate a surplus police car to Wenatchee Valley Tech, a technical training center for high school students that is jointly operated in Olds Station by 11 school districts around the region.

Soap Lake schools improving

SOAP LAKE -- Soap Lake Middle and Senior High School is one of four struggling schools in the state that have shown great improvement over the past few years.

Workshops of potential school board candidates

WENATCHEE -- The Washington State School Directors Association will hold workshops next week in Wenatchee and Omak for those who may want to serve on local school boards.

Line man

Matt Nuxoll, a groundskeeper at Wenatchee High School, lines the javelin-throwing area Wednesday for the upcoming track and field season at the school.