Etcetera - 10/21/11


Parker Davis of Walla Walla earned placement on the Berklee College of Music dean's list for summer semester of the 2011 academic year. To be eligible for this honor, full-time students at the school in Boston must achieve a 3.4 or higher GPA.

Berklee's curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for today's music industry. Four-year degrees are offered in performance, jazz composition, music production and engineering, film scoring, music business/management, composition, music synthesis, contemporary writing and production, music education, songwriting, music therapy and professional music.


Peer And Leadership Support students at Prospect Point Elementary School recently organized a Wear Blue Day on Oct. 12 to celebrate World Arthritis Day.

The PALS event aims to raise awareness of the 100-plus forms of arthritis and how they impact the lives of so many friends and family members.

Students wore blue because the color of arthritis is blue, a release noted online at Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review.

PALS is comprised of a select group of fifth graders.

Its mission is to make new students feel welcome at the school and to make Prospect Point a more kind and friendly environment.

Kate VanCleve, a fifth-grade teacher, is the group's organizer.


Walla Walla High School culinary class students, aided by many student volunteers, cooked and served dinner for more than 450 people at the annual Italian Heritage Association Festa dinner.

Vince Cannone and his staff at Jacobi's Cafe gave the students preparation through an internship experience.

Final preparations were made at The Center at the Park senior center and Walla Walla Fairgrounds Community Center, according to an item in the online Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review.

"This year was the ninth year the culinary class has worked on the event," said teacher Barbara Buttice.

"Each year the numbers of ticket sales has increased. This year the dinner was sold out by Wednesday prior to the event. The culinary students would like to thank the Walla Walla School District and the community for all the support given to them to make this experience possible."

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at or 526-8313.


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