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.
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.
Ten Grangeville Elementary Middle School students fought it out to the bitter end in the GEMS 2017 National Geographic Geography Bee held Jan. 25.
Ten Sts. Peter and Paul School students vied for the top position at the school’s geography bee held Thursday, Jan. 5.
Lily A. Willig of Grangeville was named to the 2016 fall semester dean’s list for Carroll College.
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.
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.
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.