The group experienced Japan through artifacts, food, tea and artwork.
The ensemble was selected to perform in an evening showcase at the Lionel Hampton Festival in February.
With singing, dancing and music from a variety of countries, Edison Elementary School is hosting a Multicultural Magic culminating event from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Nominations for the Art Regier Volunteer of the Year Award program are now being accepted. Send or email completed forms to Mark Higgins, m firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com, by March 15.
How sweet it is. Walla Walla Public School District students will compete in the Lillie Rice Chocolate Festival baking competition fro noon-4 p.m. Saturday.
During Cub Scout Pack 311’s annual Pinewood Derby on Jan. 28 at the College Place Presbyterian Church, Doss Hayden. above left, placed first, Kyle Siefert, center, placed second, Tyson Gillum, right, place third, and Jorge Rangel placed fourth in the finals.
The family into which longtime Walla Wallan John Heard was born was his father’s second edition, so to speak.
Prospect Point Elementary first- through fifth-graders participated in the national educational Hour of Code that introduces students to computer programming.
Between his birth on April 26, 1564, and death on April 23, 1616, William Shakespeare produced more than 1,500 words and phrases that are in common use today.
Seniors Whitney Shanks and Jolise Elsinghorst of Touchet High School and seniors Matthew Cosaert and Cassandra “Cassie” Mason of Walla Walla Valley Academy received Exchange Club of Walla Walla Youths of the Month awards for February.
Nine Walla Walla High School students competed on Feb. 1 with those on more than 72 teams from around the region in the 23rd annual Bonneville Power Administration Regional Science Bowl in Portland.
Many Touchet students are expected to show up in jammies today for the third annual nationwide Read the Most Coast to Coast annual reading challenge, said Debby Short, library/media specialist for Touchet School District 3.
Pioneer Explorer teacher Dan Calzaretta said 11 students received regional Scholastic Art and Writing awards.
Several Walla Walla High School band and orchestra students who participated in the recent Solo and Ensemble Festival at Richland High School qualified for state, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.
Out of the minds of local youngsters come two state-level American History Essay Contest winners, according Sarita McCaw, contest chairwoman for Narcissa Prentiss Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Dorothy Werttemberger, 55, of Walla Walla, has a rare sarcoma cancer in stage 4.
$700 was donated to the museum.
The students maintained at least a 3.75 gpa for fall semester.
Jarred Cope envisions himself having a career in the U.S. Army.
The students raised over $600 for the agency.
Sky worked with the YWCA to work through the legal process when buying the car and to find just the right recipient.
Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences named Walla Walla freshman Mattie Smyth to its fall 2013 dean’s list. Full-time students who rank in the top 10 percent of their class for the semester and earn a 3.5 gpa or better are eligible for this honor. The Jesuit institution is in Omaha, Neb.
Feeling Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” to be unrealistic and complacent, Woody Guthrie responded in 1940 with the lyrics to “This Land is Your Land.” Woody dedicated the iconic American folk song to another noted folk legend, Pete Seeger, who died on Jan. 27.
Walla Walla High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter members placed during competition Feb. 12 at the FBLA Southeast Region Winter Leadership Conference in Kennewick.
Ever drive by Valley Residential Services off East Alder Street at 240 Bush St. and wonder what goes on between its walls?
Miracles do happen. In this case it involves a tale of two curious kitties that couldn’t stay put. Mike and Erik, Tracie and Frank Surran’s two black and white cats, came up missing earlier this month from her home on Tollgate outside Weston. A frantic search ensued once their absence was realized.
Eighty boys ages 5-14 came with their mothers for the ninth Mother & Son Bowl-A-Rama at Bowlaway Lanes.
Walla Wallans John and Susie Golden’s daughters Jennifer and Andrea Golden have garnered academic honors.
Walla Wallans Michaela Nadine Hope and Gabrielle Nicole Larreau made the 2013 Seattle Pacific University autumn quarter dean’s list.
The Blue Ridge Lego Robotic Girls Team The Wave Crashers won the Trophy Award Tri-Cities Regional Gracious Professionalism Award at the Washington FIRST Robotics Official Qualifying Tournament on Jan. in Richland, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.
Ranked No. 1 in his division, former Walla Wallan David Wagner, who’s blazed quite a swath across the international wheelchair tennis circuit, recently won the Australian Open in the quad wheelchair singles division.
MidwayUSA made several donations totaling $1,290 to shooting teams at the Walla Walla Gun Club, said Bob Bloch said in a release.
The Montana State University College of Engineering named Dominique Cox to its dean’s list for fall semester 2013.
Walla Walla-area students Michelle Siegal, senior accounting major, and Cheyenne Schoen, freshman undeclared, are listed on the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Portland.
A spaghetti feed and silent and live auctions to benefit Tom Jones will be from 4-7 p.m. March 9 at Assumption Parish Hall, 2098 E. Alder St. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.
Sunrise Rotary meets at 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays for breakfast and a community interest program at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Valter Serafim will see firsthand the institutions of American government, including visits to members of Congress and a discussion with policy makers at the State Department.
Boeing personnel flew the Seahawks 747 in a giant figure 12 over Eastern Washington, including the Walla Walla area, according to a map of the flight from Live Flight Tracker.
Braden Cunnington, Josie Lonai and Patrick Dunphy performed at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene as part of the 2014 Oregon Music Educators Association Convention on Jan. 19, said Michael Agidius, Milton-Freewater School District band director.
Pacific Lutheran University awarded prospective student Eleanor Rassbach a President’s Scholarship worth $22,000 per year — along with the opportunity to earn even more.
Getting in to the city of Walla Walla Parks & Recreation-sponsored Father & Daughter Valentine Ball is such a hot ticket, preregistration is a must.
The eighth annual Teddy Bear Tea and Doll Show put on by the Walla Walla Columbia County School Retirees Association brings to mind that Irving Berlin tune and lyric.
David MacNall is looking for one to two volunteers with bicycles to help him train for his crosscountry ride.
Blue Mountain Heart to Heart’s second annual Dining with a Heart will be on Feb. 25 at several area restaurants. Other fundraisers are in the offing, too.
The fifth annual Jr. Show Father-Daughter Dance will be from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Milton-Freewater Community Building, 109 N.E. Fifth St.
Jeannise Nichols of Athena is among more than 200 students who received diplomas at George Fox University’s midyear commencement ceremony on Dec. 21.
This food drive went to the dawgs — no pussy-footing around.
Fourteen students in the U-B circulation area who attend Eastern Oregon University in La Grande are among 531 students included on the 2013 fall term dean’s list.
Walla Walla Branch of American Association of University Women members will host a Winter Blast social to introduce potential members to the organization and to kick off the annual AAUW Book Sale fundraiser , said Karen Peddicord.
A group of ambitious Walla Walla Public School District students plans to take New York City by storm during spring break while on an Education First tour.