Etcetera - 04/08/11

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Walla Walla High School student-athletes received recognition from the National Electrical Contractors Association and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the online Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review reported. The seventh annual recognition of the scholar athletes went to Gabby Anderson, basketball, and Nason Babbitt, wrestling.

The two organizations train electricians for the future. All high school students are encouraged to contact their career counselors to explore a career in the electrical construction industry, which provides salary levels that are above average and careers that last a lifetime, the release said.

The Walla Walla High School Future Farmers of America Marketing Team is featured in the spring 2011 issue of FarmLife magazine, the online Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review reported.

The team's photo is displayed in an article about the team's award-winning marketing plan. Students Levi Swenson, Natalie Crum and Audrey Smith were mentioned in the article for taking first-place honors at state and placing fifth in the nation for their marketing plan for sales of Massey Ferguson equipment by the Walla Walla Farmers Co-op.

Arch McHie, Wa-Hi agriculture teacher, is the school's FFA advisor. Longtime volunteer and supporter Steve Bughi, sales and service manager for the Walla Walla Farmers CO-OP, praised the students, saying the Co-op has used their marketing plan for helping increase sales of Massey Ferguson line of equipment.

Pioneer Middle School students John Martin, Caleb Thompson and Hayden Hartwell, students in Dan Calzaretta's class, showed Walla Walla Public School Board members a video documentary they made on how gangs impact the lives of youth in Walla Walla. Interviews with Attorney General Rob McKenna and Walla Walla High School Resource Officer Scott Brashear are part of the video, the online Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review reported.

A record 65 entries from the Walla Walla High School music department participated in the Columbia Basin Music Educators Association 2011 Vocal Solo-Ensemble Contest March 19, said Norb Rossi, director of Wa-Hi choral activities.

Students from Wa-Hi who qualified for the State Music Competition at Central Washington University in Ellensburg April 29-30 include the following: Women's Vocal-Small: The Dynamic Duo, first alternate; AMW Trio, second alternate.

Mezzo-soprano: Hirut Senter, winner; Kayla Leinweber, first alternate A; Katelyn Hensley, first alternate B; Kara Goodwin, second alternate A.

Alto: Mallory Livingston, winner.

Soprano: Allison Henckel, first alternate A; Mixed Vocal Small, Herbert/Pummel Duet, winner.

Tenor: Kolton Kolbaba, winner; Cougar Henderson, first alternate tenor; Gabe Anderson, second alternate tenor.

Baritone: Madison Filan, winner; John Gossett, first alternate baritone; Seth Thomas, second alternate baritone.

Contact Annie Charnley Eveland at annieeveland@wwub.com or 526-8313.

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