Editor’s note: This is the seventh of eight articles written by Methow Valley resident Don Reddington, which explores the issues of living with Alzheimer’s disease. The articles are written in collaboration with Jerry Bristol, Katie Bristol, Raleigh Bowden, M.D., and Methow Valley News reporter Laurelle Walsh.
It’s always hunting season for local photographer Frank Cone, but his choice of weapon is his Nikon D7200. Frank shot this image Nov. 12 while looking north from Walla Walla Point Park. (Photo provided/Frank Cone)
ENGAGE NOW, a newly formed civic-education and youth-engagement program, was launched at Wenatchee High School and Wenatchee Valley College on Friday and Saturday last week. In total, more than 900 students participated in informational forums.
For Jason Sims, learning how to do card tricks has been more than a hobby. “It was a survival mechanism,” he laughed. “I wasn’t a sports guy in high school, so it enabled me to make friends. It was a fun party tool, and it helped me meet girls, too!”
The Chelan County Clean Water Campaign and Cascadia Conservation District teamed up for a natural resources photo contest and calendar that combines appreciation for the environment with the artistic talent of local photographers.
Charged recently with creating a “Mario-like” animated figure that could walk, run and jump across a computer screen, students in a new computer science class at Quincy High School put their heads down and got right to work.
The life a high school student is fairly challenging. Being a member of a sport or club makes it even more so. Applying the desire to take harder classes makes it like going to hell and back. Adding in Boy Scouts and an Eagle Scout project makes life almost impossible to succeed in every single aspect without some sort of downfall.
Fifth-grader Jonathan Jefferson, 10, bedecked in his beekeeping suit in front of more than 200 fourth- and fifth-grade students at Kennewick’s Canyon View Elementary School one Friday earlier this month, asked some teachers how many bees they thought were in a single hive.
In 2010, several Waterville teachers asked the question, “How can we engage our students who are disengaged with their learning, who aren’t motivated, and who don’t see the relevance to what we are trying to teach them to their lives and their future?” This Waterville staff PLC (Professional Learning Community) group continued to look for ways to change our school culture, always coming back to “The Leader In Me” philosophy of helping students find their greatness through developing a leadership model.
Good deeds will be in abundance Saturday as Make a Difference Day volunteers in the Wenatchee Valley get their good on. Hundreds, maybe thousands, will tackle a variety of projects aimed at helping others.
Editor's Note: This is the fifth of a monthly series of articles written by Methow Valley resident Don Reddington that explores the issues of living with Alzheimer’s disease. The articles are written in collaboration with Jerry Bristol, Katie Bristol, Raleigh Bowden, M.D., and Methow Valley News reporter Laurelle Walsh.
Editor’s note: This is the sixth of a monthly series of articles written by Methow Valley resident Don Reddington, which explores the issues of living with Alzheimer’s disease. The articles are written in collaboration with Jerry Bristol, Katie Bristol, Raleigh Bowden, M.D., and Methow Valley News reporter Laurelle Walsh.
Three hours of endless conducting and counting in front of a group of 100 kids. That’s 100 pairs of eyes staring back, completely dependent and ready to be led in the right direction. When the clock strikes 9, instruments are finally let down and arms can relax. Congratulations are shouted as members of the Golden Apple Marching Band exchange tired glances and slouch down to give their backs a rest.
It is hard not to get excited about Oct. 24, the upcoming Make A Difference Day in North Central Washington. It is a celebration of service and community — the 25th time that residents of North Central Washington have organized scores of needed projects to make the place they live better for others and themselves on a single day.
A few days before school started, I began to think about the year ahead of me. But as my excitement to chant “four more years” to the freshman class at the first assembly wore down, I found myself thinking about all that has happened in the years I have been in high school. Whenever I do, I always think about all the decisions I have made.