Boise State University celebrated its 98th Commencement ceremony May 7 in Taco Bell Arena. In total this spring, 2,334 students were eligible to receive 2,561 degrees and certificates. Alaggio Laurino of Keuterville delivered the student address and graduated with degrees in history of art and visual culture, and visual art.
Mrs. Hauger’s second and third grade classroom at Grangeville Elementary Middle School had their annual Cystic Fibrosis penny drive during the past month. The class distributed containers for pennies, or other coin donations, to fill throughout the month. The class collects, weighs, sorts and counts the coins, using this as a math activity. “The students are excited to see how many pounds of coins they collect,” Hauger said. This is the eighth year her class has raised money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic Fibrosis is a disease which affects the lungs and digestive system.
Mountain View School District 244’s Zone 5 is in search of a new trustee. The board accepted Sally Nolan’s resignation in April as she will soon move out of state.
The Kids Klub, Inc., board is planning its next move after some less than positive feedback at the Idaho County Commission meeting Tuesday, May 3.
On Wednesday, April 27, the Clearwater Valley Elementary second and third graders were given the opportunity to travel to the Asotin County Aquatic Center for water safety training and swimming lessons.
Children registering for kindergarten at Kamiah Elementary School will receive a free book as part of the Kamiah Elementary Library’s “Get a Jump Start on Reading at Your Library” program.
The Cottonwood School District spring concerts are set. Prairie Junior Senior High School will be presenting their concert Thursday, May 12, 7 p.m. in the PHS gym.
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) members from Prairie, Grangeville and Nezperce high schools recently fared well at state competition in Boise. The state event was held April 6-8 at the Wyndham Garden Boise Hotel.
Seven Kamiah High School students gave up their spring vacation to attend this year’s HOSA State Leadership Conference April 6-8 in Boise. There were more than 800 students and approximately 30 schools throughout the state that attended the conference and competed in scholastic events.
Wyatt Strauser, fifth grade, of Grangeville Elementary Middle School, is shown with his poster he drew for Tar Wars, a tobacco–free education program from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Grangeville High School sophomore Hailey Russell took top honors at the state of Idaho PTA Reflections arts contest.
To better communicate to the community of Riggins and its patrons, the board of trustees at Salmon River Joint School District 243 has given the district permission to pursue the possible replacement of the current reader board on U.S. Highway 95 with a new electronic reader board at the same location.
The fourth and fifth graders at Kooskia’s Clearwater Valley Elementary School were funded through a private donation from Jeff and Debbie Markin, and the Brandt and Coulter families, for a day trip to Washington State University March 9. The tour was organized through Cindy Held at the WSU Visitor Center.
Eighth graders in Mrs. Barger’s Science at GEMS class have been working on their presentations on space.
Grangeville High School’s prom was held Saturday, April 16, with 64 couples attending. Crowned king and queen are seniors Austin Parks and Hailey Uhlenkott.