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Cottonwood News: Summit girls are ‘sporting’ at tourney

The snow is melting pretty fast except for the drifts or piles of snow that the tractors made. I wasn’t home the day the three- foot drift outside my kitchen window went away. The wheat fields seem to have survived the snow cover for two and one-half months. Cottonwood Ski Butte still has lots of snow so you still have a chance to go skiing and not have to travel a long distance.

Six go on to state contest for PTA Reflections

After placing first in the regional PTA Reflections contest, the projects of six Grangeville students are headed to state competition in Boise.

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Prairie’s team of three competes at Northwest Science Bowl

The Prairie Knowledge Bowl Team, consisting of students Garrett Crenshaw, Anthony Karel and Luis Samper Flores, participated in the Inland Northwest Science Bowl at Whitworth University in Spokane on Saturday, Feb. 18. Overall, Prairie placed 11 out of 21 teams.

STEM awards grants to GEMS, PTA

The Idaho STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Action Center recently awarded more than a quarter-million dollars in PK12 grants to education professionals and organizations throughout the state — including $4,800 to Grangeville Elementary Middle School and the Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA.

CV ‘VEST Fest’ fund-raiser set for March 11

VEST (Valley Educational Support Team — InVESTing in School and Community) will host its second annual fun-raiser Saturday. March 11, at the Outpost/Opera House in Kooskia. The event starts at 6 p.m. with student performances. There will be a social and silent auction that will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner, catered by Stephanie Duclos, at 7 p.m.

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GHS’s fairy tale full of sass, laughs

In a land far away, a long, long time ago, there lived a group of fairy tale characters full of … sass. Attitude. Insolence. Arrogance.

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Thespian Troupe

More than 65 local children from Grangeville Elementary Middle School, Sts. Peter and Paul and homeschool participated in the annual Kids Klub sponsored “The Tortoise Versus the Hare: The Greatest Race” performance Friday, Feb. 3, at GEMS. The Missoula Children’s Theatre performance is paid for by the Kids Klub and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Pictured here are part of the Thespian Troupe at dress rehearsal Friday afternoon.

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Kids Klub job helps Madden decide on career path

After an absence due to loss of funding for a few years, the AmeriCorps volunteer service program is again alive and well in Idaho. At Kids Klub, Inc., afterschool program, that has translated to Grangeville High School senior Alyssa Madden being the 22nd AmeriCorps volunteer for the organization. Madden has worked for Kids Klub since her sophomore year of high school as an employee, but applied for the AmeriCorps position in 2016.

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World’s Fair 2017: Homeschool students share their knowledge

It was a World’s Fair extravaganza right here in Grangeville, Jan. 26. More than 20 local homeschooled kids and their families presented the fair at the E-Free Church, offering historical tidbits on various countries as well as tastes of food associated with the traditions and cultures of their chosen country’s people.

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Grangeville High School students compete at BPA regionals in Lewiston

Seven move on to state level

On Jan. 20, 10 Grangeville High School students traveled to Lewiston to participate in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Regional Competition for districts 1 and 2 at Lewis-Clark State College.

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Bishop wins GEMS geo bee

Ten Grangeville Elementary Middle School students fought it out to the bitter end in the GEMS 2017 National Geographic Geography Bee held Jan. 25.

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Holes is tops in SPPS bee

Ten Sts. Peter and Paul School students vied for the top position at the school’s geography bee held Thursday, Jan. 5.

Willig makes dean’s list at Carroll College

Lily A. Willig of Grangeville was named to the 2016 fall semester dean’s list for Carroll College.

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Madden gets a taste for future at pastry school

Not everyone from Grangeville can say they’ve had a chance to study the art of pastry in France, but that’s a dollop of whipped cream Shandra Madden can add to her culinary resume. The 2016 Grangeville High School graduate, 19, spent 10 weeks in late 2016 at the Gastronomicom International Culinary Academy in Agde, on the south coast of France. “I first started baking when I was 16,” she said.

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Mr. GHS

Marissa Kennedy’s senior project went off without a hitch even though it was held last Friday the 13th. Senior Morgan Pilant was named Mr. GHS 2017 at the first Mr. Grangeville High School Scholarship Pageant.

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