Assistance dog graduates from ADNW

Assistance Dogs Northwest (ADNW), a charitable organization serving children and adults with physical disabilities and other special needs in the Pacific Northwest, announced that four assistance dogs and their partners graduated from its training program on Dec. 16.

One of the graduating teams is SAGE Executive Director Jessica Johnson, and Hank, a Labrador retriever, who will work together in SAGE's child advocacy center.

Hank will provide comfort and courage to children who are victims or witnesses of crime through the legal process.


Manson freshman speaks at Computer Science Week

Manson High School freshman Cara Hutton was one of three students invited to speak at a kick-off of Computer Science Education Week at the Microsoft offices in Seattle.

Miriam Brady, TEALS Rural and Distance manager, was impressed with Cara’s enthusiasm and computer science experience observed while on an earlier visit to Manson High School.


Robotics club takes top spot in competition

The Manson High School Robotics Club competed in its first competition Dec. 1 at Central Washington University.

Students who attended were Cole Cochran, Jonathan Sarmiento, Cara Hutton, Zoe Thomas and Grant Torgesen. The students earned first place in the skills challenge for their autonomous and driver control skills.

Students also competed in the brackets challenge and earned ninth place out of 16 teams who competed.

This is the first year of the high school’s robotics club.


Quincy FFA places seventh in state CDE

Quincy FFA members attended the 2018 Washington State FFA Apple Career Development Event in Yakima, competing in eight different practicum areas.

The team earned a seventh-place plaque out of 23 teams.

Team members were Taran Brown, Cooper Raap, Gavin Sahli, Jane Kennedy and Andrew Townsend.