BOISE — The Idaho House Transportation and Defense Committee was torn last Thursday after representatives from Orofino High School asked the committee for permission to create a new specialty state license plate that would include the school’s mascot - the Orofino Maniacs. Five people testified against the bill, claiming the mascot - a cartoon man screaming and wearing the school’s letters - is offensive to people with mental illness.
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Where in the world did The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy live? In what country did National Geographic explorer Zeb Hogan study white fish in the Frazier River? And what’s the most populous city in Siberia? If you don’t know, you may want to check with Jared Lindsley or Kara Sanders (or check the end of this story). The students were the winners in their respective schools’ geography bees this month.
Chase Haage didn’t grow up in marching band. Although the 2013 Grangeville High School graduate has always been musical, marching band was an experience the Idaho County area did not provide for him. He’s making up for lost time.
Where in the world did The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy live? In what country did National Geographic explorer Zeb Hogan study white fish in the Frazier River? And what’s the most populous city in Siberia?
KOOSKIA — In the fall, the fourth and fifth graders at Clearwater Elementary School in Kooskia unanimously voted that MOSS, the McCall Outdoor Science School, rocks. With two night and three days in the forest, desert and water ecosystems that surround the University of Idaho campus in McCall, Kooskia students experienced a full range of science activities that dealt with the dynamics and physical history of the earth, the rock composition and the changes that the earth is undergoing.
Seventh grader Kara Sanders took top honors at the Grangeville Elementary Middle School geography bee today, Jan. 21.
A total of 862 students at Lewis-Clark State College earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2015 semester, LCSC administrators announced. Among the honorees, 396 made the President’s List while 466 were named to the dean’s list.
Like colorful holiday sugar cookies, another kiln-load of student ceramic projects await removal after their fiery transformation. “My favorite part of these projects is the first opening of the kiln after it’s cooled down,” said Grangeville art teacher Patrick Phillips.
The Montana State University 2015 fall semester honor roll included students from Idaho. There are two MSU honor roll lists – the president’s and the dean’s honor roll. Students must complete 12 credit hours to qualify for either list.
Sixth grader Jared Lindsley took top honors at the Sts. Peter and Paul geography bee today, Jan. 14.
Eastern Oregon University named 541 students to the dean’s list for fall term 2015. Qualifying students achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework for the duration of the term. Included was Grangeville High School graduate Megan Sullivan. She is the daughter of Pat Sullivan and Lisa Sullivan of Grangeville.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for three local families.
Five Grangeville High School students were recently awarded dual credit scholarships through the Lewis-Clark State College Outreach Center. Recipients Nichole Blackmer, Colton Cervantes, Katrina Frei, McKenzie Kennedy and Zach Told each received $130 that pays for two-thirds of their class; the students of the State of Idaho will each pay the $65 remainder.
According to Mountain View School District 244 and Grangeville Elementary Middle School librarian Lynn Johnson, the library is about more than just books at GEMS.