The Walla Walla High School Concert and Combined Women's choirs garnered superior ratings during the Large Choir Contest at Chiawana High School the week of March 21.
Because of strong performances, other Wa-Hi students qualified for state competition during Columbia Basin Music Educators Association Solo/Ensemble competition the weekend of March 19-20 at Wa-Hi.
The Combined Women's Choir included members of Treble Ensemble, Chansons Choir and Cantabile Choir, who performed "Dark Brown is the River," "Da Pacem Domine" and "Give Us Hope." Concert Choir performed "Locus Iste," "Carpenters of God' and "Go Down Moses." The last song featured soloist John Gossett, reported the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online.
Members of Walla Walla High School Latino Club tapped Pete Peterson, principal, as their Staff Member of the Month for February.
They chose Pete for recognition because of his support to students who are Latino Club members. The Club said he helped fund the Mariachi Huenachi concert and tour and he helped provide Tapat??o sauce in the Wa-Hi Commons during lunch, it was noted in the online Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review.
Five Walla Walla High School students made the National Scholastic Press Association National Journalism Honor Roll for 2011. Senior Camille Kammer, print editor in chief; senior Olivia Welker, features editor; senior Kristine Leier, opinions editor; junior Maddy Nelson, online editor in chief; and sophomore Miranda Ruff, head photographer, will be honored in The Best of High School Press 2011, according to Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online. NSPA Honor Roll recognizes student journalists who have served on the Journal staff for at least one year and have a minimum 3.75 GPA.
Fort Walla Walla Museum's annual awards banquet, which honors its most outstanding volunteers from the 2010 season, will be April 19 in the museum's Grand Hall, 755 Myra Road. Reservations are needed for the dinner, and the $20 per person must be made in advance, said Paul Franzmann, communications manager. Marty Bray's A Chef's Creation Catering will provide the feast of grilled flank steak, chicken marsala, roasted vegetable tortellini, green salad with dressing, fresh fruits and berries, grilled vegetable bow tie pasta salad, summer squash with garlic and fresh herbs, roasted fresh green beans, baguettes and rolls with butter, and baby red potatoes with roasted garlic and herb butter. A social time will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6. Brian Westfield, director of Jonathan M. Wainwright Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will talk about the facility's future plans that begin with a groundbreaking ceremony that morning. Call Don Locati at 525-7703 by Tuesday for reservations.