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Sharratt’s fingerprints on state STEM initiative

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.

5 Things to know about the Junior Service League of Wenatchee

I’m Nicole Flanagan, president of Junior Service League of Wenatchee. JSLW is a relatively new non-profit in the Wenatchee Valley. Established in 2008, JSLW’s membership has grown tremendously. We have just over 190 members spanning many generations ranging in age from 20 to 90.

Big game prompts school closure

OKANOGAN — All schools in the Okanogan School District will be closed Friday due to the large number of students and staff planning to attend the state 2B football championship game at the Tacoma Dome.

Community Foundation awards Regional Impact Grants

WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has awarded $91,700 in grants from its Regional Impact Grant program to 22 nonprofit organizations, schools and public agencies for programs that create better quality of life for the region.

New school program integrates art and core subjects

LEAVENWORTH — Icicle Arts has started a new art program for students at Peshastin-Dryden and Osborn elementary schools that integrates hands-on art lessons with core academic subjects.

School hosts land swap hearing

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School District will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday on a proposed transfer of property to the city of Wenatchee.

WHS debaters place at Central Valley tournament

SPOKANE — The Wenatchee High School Speech and Debate team attended the Central Valley Bear Brawl in Spokane last weekend. Two debaters, Vivian Noyd and Wallace O’Donnell, took third place in Public Forum debate. O’Donnell was also awarded third place in total individual speaker points.

Foothills choir members chosen for WMEA concert

WENATCHEE — Five members of the Foothills Middle School Choir have been selected from 1,600 applicants to participate in the Washington Music Educators Association’s (WMEA) annual Junior All-State bands, choirs and orchestra concert.

5 Things | Learn about Makers

I am Allison Williams, executive services director for the City of Wenatchee and I am passionate about MAKERS!