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Pinwheels against child abuse

WENATCHEE — Kansas Cumiskey doesn't even want to think of where or who she would be if she wasn't rescued from an abusive family eight years ago. Her foster family helped her find her way. Now she wants to bring attention that others like her still need help.

Wenatchee School Board seeks applicants

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School Board is seeking applicants for a boardmember to complete the unexpired term left by Jesús Hernández. Hernández resigned the board at its last meeting. His term runs until December 2017.

Special Education Prom draws hundreds

WENATCHEE — Hundreds of students from as far away as Royal City and Omak attended the annual Special Education Prom held at Wenatchee High School on Wednesday.

Common Ground | Find inspiration in Waterville on Friday

If you are looking to soak up some inspiration this week, visit Waterville School on Friday to see firsthand its unique learning environment that encourages students to organize their lives around Stephen Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

Heated sidewalks project puts Waterville students in the running for more awards

WATERVILLE — Waterville High School students flew to New York City earlier this month to present their science project that is a finalist in in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. A panel of judges will now decide the best project among 15 national high school finalists that uses science, technology, engineering and math (STEM subjects) to solve a community problem.

Methow Valley Fund awards grants

TWISP — The Methow Valley Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, has awarded $60,800 in grants to 25 Methow Valley nonprofit organizations.

NCW Regional Spelling Bee

The 2016 NCW Regional Spelling Bee was held Thursday evening at Eastmont Junior High School. Forty-two fourth- to eighth-grade students from North Central Washington participated. The winner of the competition will attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 22–27, in National Harbor, Maryland.

Common Ground | Stunning success for local mock trial team

In just its second year of existence, the Wenatchee High School Mock Trial program came away with major awards at the YMCA's state competition in Olympia last weekend. Three local teams competed — two from Wenatchee High and a third from River Academy.

Painting skateboard decks for April 14 fundraiser

Students in Mark Wavra’s art class at Eastmont High School paint skateboard decks for a silent-auction fundraiser at 7 p.m. April 14. The event at the high school commons will benefit Community for Wenatchee Valley Skateparks. Thirty skateboard decks, donated by Cashmere Valley Bank, will be auctioned at the event, which will also feature a screening of the mini-documentary "Skateboarding in Pine Ridge."

Manson student award grants to teachers

MANSON — Manson school teachers will share $9,917 in grants awarded them by their students and the Community Foundation of North Central Washington.

Wenatchee High School’s media team wins top awards

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School's Apple Leaf student newspaper had one of its best showings ever during the Washington Journalism Education Association State Conference in Auburn Saturday.

Student with pellet gun expelled

WINTHROP — A Methow Valley Elementary School sixth-grader was expelled Wednesday for bringing a pellet gun to school.