Etcetera - 4/17/13


Amid reports that the need for blood is critical, members of Walla Walla High School’s Key Club are preparing for the Red Cross Blood Drive that they sponsor.

It will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22 in the Wa-Hi small gym.

According to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter, staff are encouraged to participate if possible.

Staffers also receive priority status to help accommodate their schedules. Pre-sign ups are not needed.

For more information, contact Key Club Advisor Shelley Mann at:

Newly elected Key Club officers for 2013-2014 are: Tyler Morgan, president; Hannah Moeller, vice president; Sam Oberg, secretary; Blake Morasch, treasurer; and Michael Anderson and Maddy Aichele, newsletter editors.

More than 400 people participated in the Walla Walla High School National Honor Society-sponsored Walk a Mile for a Veteran fundraiser Saturday.

These folks helped the group raise $3,500, according to Peggy Payne, who is an NHS advisor with Crystal Holmes.

Proceeds will go to a newly created fund for veterans attending Walla Walla Community College. Veterans may use the money for books and supplies.

Those who walked a half mile up Mill Creek received a food ticket to be cashed in at the end of the walk for a hamburger, an apple and a drink.

Corporate, local businesses and individual sponsors made a donation per number of people who walked, or gave a flat donation.

Contributions came also in the form of a free ad from the U-B, hamburger from Tyson meats; a 40 percent discount on buns from Franz, soda from Zwire, apples from Broetje Orchards and $2 per walker up to $500 from Columbia REA.This year’s NHS officers are Groover Snell, president; Katelyn Elmenhurst, vice president; Madison Elmenhurst, secretary; and Mattie Smyth, treasurer.

Walla Walla High School Gay-Straight Alliance Club members will host the community for a viewing of “Bully,” a critically-acclaimed PG-13-rated documentary that covers the nationwide issue of bullying in schools.

It will be held in conjunction with Day of Silence, a national youth movement that focuses on the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their allies.

The free screening will be 7 p.m. Friday in the Wa-Hi auditorium, 800 Abbott Road.

For more information, contact Casey Monahan at Wa-Hi,

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


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