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<html>  <head>  </head>  <body>    <div align="right"><i>Photo by Amy Veneziano</i>    </div>    <p>    </p>    <p>Elementary school principal Lynn Johnson brought teachers to their feet while student’s reading accomplishment March 3. All of the teacher

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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<p align="right"><i> Submitted photo</i></p><p>Members of the Wenatchee Valley College at Omak Foundation have awarded several scholarships and grants. They recently received an $8000 donation from Gail Milliken of Oroville to be used for college emergenc

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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Tonasket Middle School first quarter honor roll

Top Honors (4.0)

Sixth Grade: Daniela Capote, Savannah Clinedinst, Brisa Leep, Norma Ramos and Kjeld Williams.

Seventh Grade: Katelyn Antuna and Addison Salzman.

Eighth Grade: Nicolette Flores, Adine Johnson, Cayla Monroe, Desiree Peterson, Katy Smith and Anthony Verhasselt.

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Oroville 1st quarter Honor Rolls

Oroville Elementary 1st quarter Honor Roll

4.00

4th Grade: Faith Martin

6th Grade: Gabriela Capote, Tianna Hoover and Cruz Ortega

3.80 – 3.99

4th Grade: Daniel Castrejon, Isabella Karabinas, Faith Taylor and Jenna Valentine.

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Tonasket High School students honored local veterans in a special assembly held last Friday, Nov. 9. Roger Castelda (far left) was one of several veterans gathered on the stage to speak with the students during the assembly.

Tonasket students honor veterans with special assembly

TONASKET – Local veterans turned out for the Tonasket High School Veteran’s Day Assembly Nov. 9. About a dozen veterans attended the morning event, with a packed house of middle and high school students, community members and other visitors.

Several local veterans were honored during the assembly for their service, and some chose to speak. They were later presented with roses by students.

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LEGACY - The Hickenbottoms, a local Tonasket family, were recently honored with a Family Legacy Award by Western Washington University. Among the family members that were honored at WWU (L-R) Kathy Boland, Lily Hickenbottom, Dana Hickenbottom and Gary Hic

Local family legacy honored at WWU

On Oct. 26 the Hickenbottom family was presented with the Legacy Family of the Year Award by the Western Washington University Alumni Association. Adding to the honor is the fact that this is the first time the association has given such an award. The Hickenbottoms were chosen by their peers in the WWU Alumni Association to be “distinguished and deserving of recognition at the highest level.”

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