Student groups organized in the last year by Walla Wallan Gerald Hixson are beginning to bear fruit.
The Touchet Violin Class will give a recital at 7 p.m. June 8 in the Two Rivers Chapel, 176 Balm St., Touchet.
Students have attended sessions once weekly since the first of the year, Gerald said.
They will break for the summer and resume again in the fall.
Recital participants include Amanda, Kaitlyn and Savannah Cotrill, Olivia Kentch, Caitlin McGreevy, Riley and Whitney Shanks and Elizabeth Young.
Gerald said the Walla Walla Symphony provided violins for the class, which is under the direction of Walla Walla University students Noel Jabogat and Danielle Loche. Businesses in the valley have also supported Hixson's ventures for students.
In addition, the Birding Group Gerald initiated has had three field trips. Sightings of note include a closeup of a bald eagle on the Columbia River; a Steller's jay and the nest of the Western Wood-Pewee at Harris Park; and watching an osprey snatch a fish out of the water at Bennington Lake. The group plans at trip this month to see a flock of pelicans on the Yakima River.
For more details, call Gerald at 540-2187.
An all-class reunion for Pomeroy High School will be from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 11 in the Dick Brown Building at the Garfield County Fairground. There will be a noon no-host potluck. Coffee, tea, plates, cups, and cutlery will be provided. A donation basket will help defray the expense of the building and items furnished. The Class of 1953 will host the event. For more details, contact Barbara Kimble at 509 843-1009 or Muriel Bott at 509-843-3766.
The U.S. Achievement Academy recognized Justin Meyer of Dixie as a student of excellence in art.
He was nominated by teacher Jessica Salvador. Justin is a junior at DeSales Catholic School.
A biography of Justin will appear in the academy's official yearbook. He is the son of Michael and Cindy Meyer of Dixie and the grandson of Rose Meyer of Walla Walla.
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