Etcetera - 02/16/11

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CORRECTION: Because of incorrect information supplied to the U-B, the name of a Walla Walla Police Department Gang Task Force detective was misspelled in the Wednesday Etcetera column. His name is Kevin Bayne. We regret the error.

A recent Community Center for Youth Gang Prevention Night was a complete success according to Johnny Johnson, CCY program manager. The 11/2-hour program saw 44 middle school participants from around the school district, the Feb. 11 Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review reported.

Walla Walla Chief of Police Chuck Fulton, Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner, Deputy Sheriff Luke Watson and CCY executive director Gary Lunden also participated. The interactive presentation was given by WWPD Gang Task Force detectives Saul Reyna and Kevin Bain.

CCY's Middle School Dance and FundRaiser reached a benchmark attendance of 140 kids. A live DJ spun some tunes for the dance with an "awesome sound system and incredible lighting and strobe effects."

It was described as a "truly safe and well-organized event with no negative incidences and it was well chaperoned. Supervision came from 15 staff and volunteers and Walla Walla Police Officer Mike Moses.

"CCY hang out and recreation room was a constant flurry of activity with kids playing foosball, ping pong and shooting pool. Four parents and one grandpa attended to observe the activity. The event ended with CCY staff serving the kids 20 pizzas as they exited the dance."

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The University of Idaho listed a number of students from our area on the fall semester dean's list. The students had to achieve grade point averages of 3.5 or better on 12 or more graded credits.

Law students earned at least a 3.0 GPA on a minimum of 10 graded credits.

Dayton: College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Annemarie L. Nechodom.

Waitsburg: College of Letters Arts & Social Sciences, Christine M. Wollmuth, Mollie K. Wollmuth.

Walla Walla: College of Art & Architecture, Kingmond Tang, Leslie N. Prendiville; College of Business & Economics, Justin M. Hunter; College of Education, Anne M. Schulz, David M. Ross, Nicholas R. Hazeltine, Taryn A. Cummings; College of Letters Arts & Social Sciences, Kevin C. Nims, Kristin E. Glaeser; College of Natural Resources, Anthony J. Sutlick; and College of Science, Gregory J. A. Prins, Jesus I. Medina.

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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