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Dylan Canaday conducts Varsity Blue Choir at a Valentine serenade.

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Dylan Canaday conducts Varsity Blue Choir at a Valentine serenade.



GRANGEVILLE — Grangeville High School student Dylan Canaday went back to his roots for his senior project: Sts. Peter and Paul School.

“I helped set up a new emergency crisis plan,” he said. “They didn’t have a new one since adding kindergarten and preschool a few years back.”

Canaday attended SPPS for grades one through eight, and has remained connected to the school in various ways.

This school year he volunteered to coach sixth, seventh and eighth-grade girls basketball. His sister, Colby, was on the team.

“I wasn’t sure how it would go or if they would really listen to me,” he grinned. “But they did. It was a lot of fun.”

He squeezed this in-between his own busy schedule which includes playing varsity basketball and baseball, being in band where he serves as president, plays the trombone in jazz band, being a member of Varsity Blue select choir, as a member of Lively Livestock 4-H Club, and serving as an Idaho County 4-H Ambassador. Community members can see Canaday conducting pep band as well as at some concerts and helping with band class, and also leading Varsity Blue in the absence of teacher Mrs. Stefani.

“I really enjoy music,” he said.

Canaday participates in City League softball and has spent summers working at various odd jobs including haying and other farm or ranch work. He is also a member of Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Following graduation, Canaday plans to enlist in the military. Though he’s not sure where his life will lead him, he hopes to one day return to Grangeville where he can work and coach.

Canaday is the son of Gary and Lisa Canaday.



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