With a theme of “What is Your Story?” Grangeville saw a large percentage of its students enter the 2016-17 PTA Reflections contest. “There were 123 entries this year,” said Genny Lutz, Grangeville Elementary Middle School PTA volunteer, who has organized the program for many years.
White many high school students focus their senior projects on a local cause, Grangeville High School’s Maggie Chmelik decided upon a project of more national importance – and a family tradition of sorts.
Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) member, Pearl Maxner, demonstrated and gave art lessons to both Junior High and High Schoolers at Kamiah Jan. 5 and 6. Kamiah BBQ Days ultimately provided this venue. A private CIAA donor gave $100 worth of supplies to Kamiah art teacher, Ben Henderson, for promoting arts in the schools. Ms. Maxner teaches watercolor annually in March at the Monastery of St. Gertrude Spirit Center. She currently teaches art at the Kamiah Bible School Academy. Other CIAA members will be demonstrating at the Kamiah school this next semester. She is seen here with Kamiah High students.
Border Days Royalty earned $136 through hot cocoa donations at the Winter Magic Tree lighting event for 2016 at Pioneer Park. Money was donated to the Camas Prairie Food Bank. Pictured (L-R) are food bank volunteer Carol Schmidt, Border Days Princess Micaela Farris, food bank volunteer Bonnie Austin and Border Days Queen Rachael Stevens.
Grangeville High School senior Marissa Kennedy is out to prove pageants aren’t just for girls. As part of her senior project, Kennedy is organizing the “Mr. GHS Scholarship Pageant.” This event is set for Friday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., in the multipurpose room.
The Elk City Veteran of Foreign Wars, Wilderness Post 8311, Auxiliary Annual Scholarship Application Packet is now available from the Counselors at the Grangeville or Clearwater Valley high schools or from the auxiliary representative.
Have breakfast made for you on New Year’s Day and help a local student to boot.
Rough Riders 4-H Club held its Christmas party Sunday evening, Dec. 11.
The Monastery of St. Gertrude has some holiday events set: Silence the Christmas Noise: Advent Retreat will take place Dec. 1-18. Set aside a few days for calm, quiet Advent preparation this year. Register online at www.Spirit-Center.org or call 208-962-2000. Christmas Masses include: Christmas Eve caroling at 7 p.m., Eucharist at 7:30 p.m.; and Christmas Morning Eucharist at 11:30 a.m.
Cornerstone Christina Learning Center’s 10 students in preschool and kindergarten presented the play “Little Red Hen” at the Grangeville Church of the Nazarene Friday, Nov. 18.
Between working several jobs, 4-H, homework and preparing scholarship applications, Prairie High School senior Lindsay Goeckner also manages to find time to make hats. Not for herself, nor her friends, but rather she has a mission to cover young cancer patients with a little love.
“Today we pause to remember not only those who died, but those who came home,” said retired Marine Larry Adams. “Those who more than once have had cause to ask themselves, ‘What’s worth fighting for?’”
Students in Cottonwood received advice from an active duty officer in the United States Navy during a Veterans Day celebration. He offered two tips he said would help them lead successful lives.
The Summit Academy annual chess tournament is set for Saturday, Dec. 10, this year. Sponsors are sought for the event so prizes can be awarded, lunches can be provided and $5 entry fees can be paid for those in need. Donation jars have been set up throughout the county and beyond.
A shout out to all local veterans: We want you. That’s the message coming loud and clear from Grangeville High School. The annual GHS Veterans Day assembly is set for Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., in the school’s gymnasium. This year’s guest speaker is veteran Larry Adams from Kamiah.