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Etc: Beginner car care class planned at WWCC

Teenagers can take advantage of an automotive class designed for them, Beginner Car Care 101, that will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays from April 9-May 7 in the Walla Walla Community College Auto Mechanics Building.

Etc: Clinic hosing alternative spring break for pre-med students

Walla Walla Clinic is hosting a Health Care Alternative Spring Break this week as four University of Washington pre-med students are in Walla Walla to see first-hand how health care is delivered in a rural area.

Etc: Wa-Hi earns fifth at state speech tournament

Walla Walla High School earned fifth-place honors as a team at the 4A State Speech Tournament for the third year in a row. Anna Apostolidis-Morefield placed second in expository with a speech on blackface and in interpretive reading with a theme of humans’ relationship with nature. Amelia Mott placed third in interpretive reading with a theme of imprisonment. Emma Gregoire placed sixth in expository. The team will go to Tacoma for the State Debate Tournament this weekend.

Etc - YouTube video explains SEA-TECH

There’s an excellent informational video at YouTube called “Your Pathway to a Career,” that explains the new Southeast Area Technical Skills Center for high school students on the Walla Walla Community College campus.

Etc - Wa-Hi students, staff benefit from Winter Wish Week

Students and staffers at Walla Walla High School benefited from Winter Wish Week, sponsored by the ASB class.

Etc - Exchange Club releases Youth of the Year nominees

Exchange Club of Walla Walla tapped Walla Walla Community College Alternative Education program seniors John Reese and Rex Owens, Lincoln High School seniors Hunter Degerness and Adrianna “Anna” May, Touchet High School senior Riley Shanks and Walla Walla Valley Academy seniors Jennifer Reich and Jason Schafer for the club’s Youth of the Month awards.

Etc - Convention-bound Mac-Hi FFA students give report to M-F Rotary

With coaching from adviser Emily Holden, students in the FFA program at McLoughlin High School prepared to discuss the usefulness of a global positioning system collar on livestock on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service land while at the state FFA convention.

Etc - Area students earn WSU degrees

A number of students in the Union-Bulletin circulation area have earned undergraduate degrees for the fall 2014 semester at Washington State University in Pullman.

Etc - Police officer to recount experiences at NAMI meeting

Sgt. Kevin Bayne, a 14-year veteran police officer, will discuss his experiences as part of the crisis intervention team and the gang task force during the National Alliance on Mental Illness meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at SonBridge Community Center, 1200 S.E. 12th St., College Place.

Etc - Lincoln continues disciplinary progress under new principal

Five years ago Lincoln High School began taking a new approach to student discipline. New strategies implemented by then Principal Jim Sporleder challenged the system to keep students in school by getting to the fundamental causes of their inappropriate behavior.

Etc - Pottery painting studio, WWCC team up to support Helpline

Pottery Painting Studio at 109 S. Palouse St. has a tall order to fill in advance of the annual SoupPort fundraiser for Helpline.

Etc - Garrison student earns award at jazz festival

Nate Miller, a seventh-grader in the Garrison Middle School Jazz Band, earned a Noteworthy Solo Performance Award at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Feb. 25-28 in Moscow, Idaho. This is his second year in a row to win the honor, said Roger Garcia, Walla Walla School District music director.

Etc - Blue Mountain Photo Club holds awards night

A gathering point for local photographers, Blue Mountain Photo Club hosts meetings twice per month for all those interested in continuing and improving their photography said Tye Watts.

Etc - College basketball teams don pink to raise funds

Pink bloomed in mid-February on area college basketball teams who donned the hue and decked out the stands to raise funds and awareness for local breast cancer patients.

Etc - CP Lions Club names volunteer of the year

Whether transitioning through the loss of a home or job, the death of a loved one or divorce, the Impact! Life Transitions Program helps people overcome obstacles to become self-sufficient.

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