Etcetera - 02/24/11

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Imagining what patriot Paul Revere's experiences were and writing a memoir of his life, including his Midnight Ride, garnered four local students top honors in a history essay contest.

Sarita McCaw, vice regent of Narcissa Prentiss Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, announced the winners in the annual contest: Allie Scully, fifth grade, and Matthew Ma, sixth grade, from Rogers School, LoraLee Thomas, teacher; Kathy Parker, seventh grade, and Alyssa James, eighth grade, Sager School, Ted Knauft, teacher.

The students and their families were honored at a reception at the Odd Fellows Merriam Street Apartments, and the winners read their essays to assembled DAR members.

Other writers who placed in the top brackets were Angie Brizuela, fifth grade, and Lauren Lofthouse, sixth grade, both of Rogers School, and Quinton Knauft, seventh grade, and Campbell Davis, eighth grade, both of Sager school.

The national essay topic was chosen to celebrate the 275 anniversary of Paul Revere, Sarita said.

DAR is a non-profit women's organization for descendants of those who aided in achieving American independence. Its members are dedicated to promoting historic preservation, patriotism and education.

Blue Mountain SnoMo Club is sponsoring its annual Make-A-Wish charity ride and snowmobile bucket run on March 6 at Touchet Corrals Sno-Park, below Ski Bluewood.

The ride will end at Godman Shelter and participants must have snowmobiles to be a part of the event, said club member LaRhonda McCauley.

Sign-ups will be from 9-11 a.m. at the sno-park.

Donations will be taken for burgers, hot dogs and chili to be served at noon at Godman Shelter. Prizes will be drawn at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact LaRhonda at larhondamccauley@gmail.com or 509-522-6804.

Walla Wallan Ryan Campeau participated in the 2011 Annual Student One-Act Play Contest, which was Feb. 16-20 on the Freimann Stage of Whitman College's Harper Joy Theatre.

The 20-year tradition is one of Harper Joy's most popular events.

Out of students original scripts three are selected to compete for cash prizes and audience members serve as judges. This year's nominees were "Crow Girl," "Burying Mabel" and "Midnight Chimes."

The production is one of eight events scheduled this season at Harper Joy Theatre.

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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