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Fire test

Tyler Martinez, 18, Wenatchee, finishes suiting up during his timed air pack test at the Chelan Fire District 1 fire station in Malaga on Thursday. He was one of 14 people participating in a regional student fire fighting competition. The top students will go on to the state competition in Tacoma said instructor Kurt Blanchard. This is the eighth year of hosting a regional competition that consists of four practical tests, an oral interview, 100 question test, and resume review.

Scholarships open to female WVC students

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee branch of the American Association of University Women is offering two scholarships to female Wenatchee Valley College applicants.

Lawmakers float proposal to keep charter schools

OLYMPIA — Two state senators from Spokane will propose a measure in the upcoming legislative session aimed at saving charter schools in Washington by allowing school districts to contract with nonprofit organizations to run charters within district boundaries.

WVC financial aid event coming up

WENATCHEE — High school seniors and others planning to take college courses this year or next may want to attend a financial aid planning event at Wenatchee Valley College.

Too few students taking state exams

SEATTLE — Washington is one of 12 states that could face sanctions if it fails to get more students to take state exams next spring.

Teen to show his math-whiz stuff

SEATTLE — When 6,500 mathematicians converge on Seattle for a convention early next year, a Redmond 11th-grader will be a star of their show.

Shining spirit’ sparks scholarship fundraiser

WENATCHEE — Friends and family describe 17-year-old Dean Allen in all sorts of ways. He was good humored, a class clown, unpredictable, an original thinker, both charming and perplexing and, if you asked his mom, “a shining spirit.”

Early learning classes seek 80 kids

VANCOUVER — Jodi Wall is on a mission. Her goal is to find 80 low-income 3- to 4-year-old children in Clark County who would benefit from free, state-funded preschool instruction beginning in January. Ideally, the children would get one or two years before entering kindergarten.

Common Ground | WVC’s Schiffner in line for prestigious fellowship

Wenatchee Valley College administrator Carli Schiffner is running in some pretty impressive circles. As WVC’s vice president of instruction, Schiffner is a finalist for a fellowship at the prestigious Aspen Institute for emerging community college leaders.