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Tiger tennis on to regionals

CASHMERE – Several Tonasket tennis players are heading on to regionals and state following the district tournament in Cashmere last weekend.

In boys singles, second seed Zachary Ferriell had a bye into the quarter-finals, where he defeated his opponent 6-1 and 6-3.

Sixth seed Lee Leavell had a first-round bye, defeated second-round opponent 6-0 and 6-1 and defeated quarter-final opponent, a three seed, 6-4 and 6-0 in an upset, said head coach Laura Temby.

Tiger will take on Tiger in the semi-finals, when Leavell and Ferriell face off this weekend.

One boy will have a chance to play for the third spot to state.

Eighth seed Bret Hendricks had a first round by and defeated his second round opponent. He lost to Tyson McGuffin in the third round but will advance to the consolation semi-finals and could win a chance as the third seed to state.

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Please don’t eat the books – just the cars

OROVILLE – On Monday evening, May 14, families of Oroville Elementary students gathered in the school cafeteria to learn a little bit about reading informational text and reading to follow directions.

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Oroville’s top speller competes for chance at National Bee

OROVILLE – For many her last name might be hard to spell, but for Haley Montowski her spelling abilities were good enough to get her a chance to compete at Wenatchee for a shot at going to Washington D.C. for the National Spelling Bee.

The 11 year-old fifth-grader from Dave Taylor’s class earned her place as Oroville Elementary School’s top speller by first winning a class competition. From there three spellers from her class went on to a school-wide spelling bee held in the gym where she got to complete with other kids from her grade.

“I was in the spelling bee last year so I wasn’t that nervous, but I wasn’t completely calm either,” said Montowski with a smile.

She says there ended up being four fifth-graders competing for the top honors and this in turn was narrowed down to two. She can’t recall just what word it was she spelled to win the school competition.

“I don’t remember…it wasn’t really easy, but it wasn’t that hard. I felt some of the kids got harder words than me,” she said.

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Dollars for Scholars Talent Show and Auction raises $1380

OROVILLE – Fans of Oroville students had the chance to check out local talent on stage and on the auction tables while supporting scholarships March 4 at the high school commons.

About 65 people came to the third-annual Dollars for Scholars Talent Show, which raises money for a continuing education scholarship for an OHS graduate.

The event raised $1380 total, said organizer Tedi Fletcher, a member of the Oroville School Board. The total will be split with the school’s music department, she said. That leaves the group with $690 to award to student continuing their education.

“It’s not a lot, but every little bit helps,” Fletcher said.

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Oroville elementary students read 3,085 books

OROVILLE – At the end of January, Oroville Elementary School principal Lynn Johnson set a goal for her students: to read 1,200 books in February.

Two weeks later, that goal was mastered.

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Tonasket Schools perform ‘Winter Evening of Music

TONASKET – While the moon shifted into shadow outside, close to 300 people within were treated to an evening of music Feb. 20.

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Wenatchee Valley College at Omak Foundation awards scholarships and grants

OMAK – The Wenatchee Valley College at Omak Foundation has recently awarded seven $500 scholarships to Wenatchee Valley College students attending courses at the Omak campus. The students receiving the scholarships are: Cory Riehart, Andrea Thompson, Connie Stafford, Ira Michel, Elizabeth Hernandez, Elder Hernandez and Erin Andreas.

The WVCO Foundation scholarship committee uses a number of factors to select scholarship recipients including GPA, financial need, community involvement and submitted essays. The foundation will award an additional set of scholarships in spring 2008.

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Native Spanish speakers receive educational opportunities

TONASKET – The CONEVyT program, for native Spanish-speakers struggling to learn English, began again Jan. 7 at a portable on Tonasket School District grounds.

CONEVyT (pronounced Cone-aye-Veet) is a Spanish acronym for Mexico’s Consejo Nacional de Educaci&amp;#243;n para la Vida y el Trabajo (the National Council for Education for Life and Work). It is a national program designed by the Mexican government to help educate people in Spanish first, before moving them into an English program, said program director Martha Bosch.

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School news

Oroville School Menu

Friday, Dec. 14: Breakfast: Ham &amp; Cream Cheese Bagel, Fruit &amp; Milk. Lunch: Cheeseburger, Potato Wedges, Fruit Choices and Milk Varieties.

Monday, Dec. 17: Breakfast: Texas Cheese Toast, Fruit &amp; Milk. Lunch: Enchiladas, Mixed Vegetables, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Snack and Milk Varieties.

Tuesday, Dec. 18: Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs &amp; Toast, Fruit &amp; Milk. Lunch: Burritos, Fresh Veggies, Fresh Fruit, Granola Bar and Milk Varieties.

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Team “Green Edge,” (L-R) Teen coach Jonathan Snyder, Dan Kiesecker, Robin Snyder, Elizabeth Clemen and Lindsey Prince. The team won a berth to the state tournament held Dec. 8 in Bellevue, team coach Martha Bosch said. Inspired by the Sunny Okanogan,

Tonasket Middle School team “Green Edge” competes in FIRST Lego League

TONASKET – Green energy is more then a campaign idea to five Tonasket students.

For them, green energy is fun, exciting – even educational.

“Green Edge,” a team from Tonasket Middle School, has spent the last month and half – or so – putting together a green robot and designing a green house for FIRST Lego League (FLL).

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