Students receive FWEE scholarships

Frida Gallegos and Andrea Zarate were recently awarded Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE) scholarships to attend the 2019 Hydropower and Career STEM Academy.

Frida and Andrea are members of Wenatchee School District’s mariachi program, a music ensemble with more than 300 students participating in music and dance groups.


Wacoka Kiwanis Club fundraiser

The Cashmere’s Wacoka Kiwanis Club recently presented the Himmelhaver Family a check for $5,000, as the recipients of this year’s St Paddy’s Day fundraiser.

Pam Leighton presented the check at the Wacoka Kiwanis meeting on April 8. Samantha was chosen because of her ongoing battle against ovarian cancer.

The money was raised by the St. Paddy’s Day dinner donations, in addition to raffle items generously contributed by the Cashmere and Wenatchee Valley business community.


Students participate in student page program

Six students from Wenatchee recently participated in the Senate Page Program and spent a week working as pages in the state Capitol in Olympia.

Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, sponsored:

Isaac England

Jacob Ritzke

Sen. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, sponsored:

Avery Miller

Cheyenne McKee

Sarah Tibbits

Jacqueline Alvarez

In addition to serving as a Senate Page, Alvarez is one of 15 students participating in Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib’s Washington World Fellows program that offers students a study abroad experience and college readiness program.

During their week-long service, pages work on a culminating project and write a piece of legislation, then present the bill in a mock committee hearing to fellow pages. They also assist representatives on the House floor during debate, voting and earn $35 per day while serving in the program.

To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor, be between the ages of 14 and 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school.

For more information about the Senate Page Program visit https://wwrld.us/LegPage.

East Wenatchee

Man qualifies for ‘American Ninja Warrior’ finals

Alex Hatch of East Wenatchee was selected as one of 700 regional finalists to compete on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior.”

Hatch competed at the Tacoma Dome May 11-12 for a chance at the show’s finals in Las Vegas.

Hatch is a former U.S. Marine who suffered a back injury that disrupted his military career. After the injury, he returned to training and has been working toward qualifying for the show. This is his third attempt at qualifying.

Hatch attended Eastmont High School and currently attends the Pacific Marine Institute in Seattle. His parents, Bill and Moya Hatch, live in Oroville.


Computer science class field trip invitation

Susan Sears’ computer science class was invited by Microsoft to attend the TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) Fair during spring break.

A group of Manson students from the freshman and sophomore classes took a trip that included a tour of the Microsoft building.

— compiled by Cala Flamond, World staff