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Page 2 Free Press Thursday, October 22, 2009 I• Photo by Ryan Lancaster Leading the way Future Farmers of America state officer Bret Moriarty directs traffic during the FFA District 5 Fall Kick-Off Event for the Blue and Gold Leadership tour, which took place Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Medical Lake High School auditorium. Moriarty, a 2009 MLHS graduate, traveled with five current MLHS students to the FFA National Competition in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 17-24. The group is competing in the Horse Evaluation event• t tour, talks School board hears of equipment upgrades, reasons for more students leaving district New student computers were purchased and placed in buildings based on need. More computers will be purchased in December•. Wiring for clocks, intercom and computers was installed in new por- table dassrooms, and new software for mathematics was installed on all teacher computers, with student software being installed starting this month. Assistant superintendent Deb Clemens gave a report of student school choice in the district in recent years. A total of 242 students who lived in the Cheney district chose to attend other districts this year, up from 220 last year. She said 125 stu- By BECKY THOMAS Staff Report er After a full day touring Twin Falls Middle School in North Bend, the Cheney school board was effi- cient at their meeting Oct. 14. Information technology direc- tor Chris Wicklund gave a report of updated techrtologies in the district. New projectors and document cameras were installed in all elemen- tary school classrooms, and some of the presentation equipment for Cheney Middle School and Cheney High School was delivered. Wick- lund said the rest of the equipment would be ordered and installed in December. hop dents chose to come to the Cheney school district from outside, down from 140 last year. Superintendent Larry Keller said after the meet- ing that they found several of the "choice out" students had moved to Medical Lake School District since their parents worked on the base. Board member Rick Mount gave a report of his trip to attend the Washington State School Districts Association's Legislative Assembly. He said much discussion centered on levy limits• Opinions of officials from the east and west sides of the state differed; he said. A levy equalization will go before the state Legislature• in the future, which would increase the percent of a levy affected by equalization from 12 to 20 percent. Becky Thomas can be reached at bec ehe fre Garden club awards scholarships and seeks applicants Gardeners of Cheney (GOC) presented two scholarships this year, a $250 award to a Medi- cal Lake High School graduate planning to study horticulture and a $500 award to Amy McLean, a second year stu- dent Of Spokane Community College's Landscape Design program. There were no applicants this year from Cheney High School. McLean visited the GOC meeting on Monday, Oct. 12, to thank the club and to show her enthusiasm for the field of I [ horticulture. A resident of Spo- Photo courtesy of Gardeners of Cheney kant, McLean plans to gradu-Gardeners of Cheney president LaVerle McCandless, left, presents ate from SCC in spring 2010,SCC student Amy McLean with a gift commemorating her $500 scholar- after which she will return ship. McCandless said the club is now seeking applicants for 2010. to Spokane •Falls Community College to complete a degree in Interior Design. She said she would like to work for an |n WASH|NGTON / established companydesigning Call Two Business Days ~'and building green roofs and Before You Plan To Dig | rooftop gardens. n~ -u [ Each year GOC funds a "IT'S THE LAW" | schoJarship for one Cheney | High School and one Medi- 1-800-424-5555 or 811 | cal Lake High School student . | as well as one, second year I student of SCC s horticulture [ program. Photo by Becky Thomas | Club president LaVerle Mc- :, .: Front of the class | Candless said GOC hopes to • . see more applicants this year [ Students of the Month for October at Cheney H gh School. Back row from left: sophomore Rustm Babcock [ ...... • . . man m me past | in science, freshman Austin Malmoe in mathematics, senior Aaron Perry m art, sophomore Qumdrey | .-. . . 7. . I Davis-Murphy in language arts, senior Will Painter in world languages. Front row from left: junior Shiloh | . uue to .onauons ,ann earn ......... lngs trom me group s annua | White In business, sen or Oess ca Z emann vocal musm, sen or Shaley Ham m agnculture, sen or | ........ I1 • plant sale In Ivlay, McLandless i Chelsie Breen in social studies and sophomore Mariana Redder in health and fitness. / said GOC has set aside $1A50 I for 2010 scholarships. • • The GOC club invites all MLES presents September CUBS and I CAN DO Awards those interested in any type SERVINO BREAKFAST BAILY of ~ardening to attend a club " UNTIL 10:30 AM AT BOTH LOCATIONS Medical Lake Elementary Tuck, Kamanakai Paikuli, Ethan Oliver, Hunter Zepp and Peter,~H,~, h~lcl a~ 6-a.~ n m ~he School announced its September Davis, Bela Ramos, Nicole Her, Pl0egman. s'econd°Ivlonda-of'ea~ch'month ~, i w .... ~ Zip s Coupon' ~ m, ,i ,w =~ ~ CUBS awards to students who Mollie Accord, Megan Munden, In October, MLES will be- . ..... 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