Etc. - 09/02/09

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Walla Walla High School pocket sports schedules are available at district schools, the district office, 364 S. Park St., and area businesses. Sports schedules are also online at www.wahibluedevils.org and www.www.org.

Blue Devil football will be broadcast this season on KTEL 1490 AM.

The first game of the season is 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borleske Stadium when the Blue Devils take on Hermiston. Wa-Hi teacher Scott Reardon will be calling all the play-by-play action.

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Two Walla Walla Valley college students, Nnaemeka Opara and Jennifer López spent the summer working at the Walla Walla office of the Bonneville Power Administration as part of the agency's Student Temporary Employment Program program.

It provides summer work experience to college students so they can combine "on the job" training with their academic interests.

Nnaemeka, who is an engineering student, worked for BPA's Energy Efficiency program with BPA engineer Tom Osborn. BPA's energy efficiency program promotes and funds projects that encourage the wise use and conservation of electrical power through the installation of energy efficient products and practices that reduce the need for future power resources.

Nnaemeka is a 2008 graduate of Walla Walla Valley Academy and participated in various community and school activities, including as an ASB officer, in Scouting and varsity athletics.

He will be a sophomore this year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. His parents are Dr. James and Mercy Opara of College Place.

Jennifer's summer was spent working in BPA's vegetation management and right-of-way program as a student natural resource specialist with natural resource specialist Bill Erickson. BPA's vegetation program involves the maintenance and control of trees and vegetation that interferes with the safe operation of the BPA transmission system.

Jennifer is a 2009 Walla Walla High School alumna and was active in varsity tennis, French club, National Honor Society and Yearbook. She will attend Whitman College as a freshman this year, studying environmental science. She is a three-year participant and two-year team captain in BPA's Regional Science Bowl competition, held in Portland. Jennifer's parents are Macabeo and Erma Lopez of Walla Walla. Both students appreciated the opportunity to work with the program. And expanded their knowledge and experienceson how a power utility or business operates." Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions.

Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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