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Thursday, By AL STOVER Stay/Reporter The Cheney High marching band has added some more hardware to its trophy case. They swept their division at the Harvest Marching Band Festival in Yakima, Oct. 17. They also won the AA Division -- finishing fourth overall -- at the Pacific Northwest Marching Band Championships at Joe Albi Stadium, Oct. 10 and were third at the first Wash- ington State University Marching Band Championships in Pullman, Oct. 24. some of the fall sports teams, the band had some practices indoors due to the poor air quality from regional wildfires. The band's leaders also took a differ- ent approach this year during practice. Loughery said the upperclassmen em- phasized positive reinforcement and looking at their strengths. "We've seen better results because of it," Loughery said. "People are more willing to admit when they are wrong when there's positive reinforcement be- hind it. Everyone wants to get better." Theband's success has carried over into "This year we are doing well, none of. the color guard, who won first place at the us expected to be this good," drum major Keenan Loughery said. "It an example of the dedication this year's group has." Callie Hollingsworth, flute leader, added that many of the younger stu- dents have stepped up in their roles. "A lot of underclassmen have pro- gressed quickly," Hollingsworth said. "It wasn't the easiest year to hop in, and they did it." For the Cheney marching band, the season begins at camp in August. Like Yakirna competition. Hannah Sirnonsen, PhotobyAl Stover color guard captain, said this year's squad Members of the Cheney High School's marching band and color guard perform had several new members. The color guard "Introspection" during halftime at the Oct. 23 Blackhawks vs. Clarkston football also introduced a rifle line into their rou- game. tines, which she said isn't "easy to do." "You see freshmen come into band School teacher Joshua Wisswell came spection" is about a cluster of thoughts camp and our job as veterans is t9 tell into contact with Alex J. Thode, a Uni- being lost in chaos, then coming to- them "you can do this, you can succeed versity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under- gether to form a single thought. like we did,'" Simonsen said. graduate. Thode created the music for "Part of marching band is entertain- Cheney football fans watched the "Instrospection" specifically for Cheney, mentandhavingelementsthatwillsurprise marching band's 2015 show "Introspec- while Wisswell wrote the drills. tion." Loughery said Westwood Middle Loughery explained that "Intro- See Band page 8 M I ic By AL STOVER Staff Reporter One of the four pillars of the National Honor Society (NHS) is service. According to its website service is a willing- ness to work for the benefit of those in need without compen- sation or recognition. High school NHS chapters will dedicate many hours to performing community ser- vice projects, but some will also take time to help improve their school. One way Medical Lake is doing this is by offer- ing tutoring for their class- mates during lunchtime in the counseling center, Monday through Friday, until May. The NHS started the tu- toring program last year as a way. to help their classmates. icole Rippee, adviser and counselor, said the club based its tutoring model after the Lewis and Clark High School's NHS,chapter. Tutoring is also a way to help bolster the Photo by AI Stover Medical Lake High School National Honor Society treasurer Nick Isherwood (left) and president Emma Ransom demonstrate one of the ways they help tutor their classmates. chapter's membership and ties Each NHS member will sign in the other three NHS pillars: up for one day each month. Up leadership, scholarship and to two students will be avail- character, able for tutoring at the time. "Participation in NSH isLast year, the club offered the higher this year, we have a tutoring program before and lot more involvement from after school but kept it to just students," Rippee said. "It also during lunchtime this year. shows how Medical Lake is "Most kids are here during benefiting from NHS." lunch and that time is open for anyone who needs help, even if it's just for a math problem," NHS treasurer Nick Isher- wood said. Vice president Romona Hyde said most of the stu- dents who come to tutoring are freshmen and sophomores. With most NHS members having already taken those classes, it's mainly a review. "Math is usually the prima- ry subject most students have trouble with," Hyde said. Tutoring is also a way for NHS members to connect with underclassmen and help them transition into a new school and classes. "We usually don't see un- derclassmen during school hours, so we don'.t usually geta chance to show them the ropes," president Emma Ransom said. The club is also asking teachers to inform their stu- dents about the tutoring op- portunity. "Our teachers do a great job and they stay after class to help students, but they are also busy," NHS secretary Jessica Laird said. "Some students also learn different ways and may have a perspective that is more helpful to the student." Rippee added that some students have a fear of asking a teacher for help during class, whereas tutoring allows a stu- dent to be with their peers in a one-on-one or two-on-one set- ting and receive help without being in front of the class. While their classmates mostly benefit from tutoring, Isherwood said NHS members feel a sense of .accomplish- ment after helping someone understand a problem for the first time and restoring their confidence. "As you are teaching some- one, you also see your own growth," Isherwood said. Al Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress.com. stern W; hington to honor Covington's work and legacy By AL STOVER Tribe. She was elected to saw the work she did," to diversity. The Lucy Cov- can middle school and Staff Reporter theColvillebusinesscorm- Kauffman said. "She's re- ington Center adds to that high school students to Eastern Washington cil to become the chair of garded as a tribal icon effort and compliments the campus to engage in aca- University is laying the the Colville Indian Reser- and she's from Eastern mission." demic classes, university groundwork for an aca- vation in 1976, becoming Washington. It sounded The vision for the Lucy activities and stay in the demic and community the first woman to lead an like Eastern Washington Covington Center is three- residential halls. program to honor the leg- American Indian tribe.University would be an fold. The first is to help The center will create acy of Lucy Covington, Covingtoncontinuedtoideal place to remember educate the next genera- programs that promote a Colville Tribal Council work to protect tribal rights her legacy and find wavs tion of Native American understanding across cul- member who had a large and resources, promoteto continue it." leaders. This'includes es- tures while addressing impact on American In- inter-tribal cooperationKauffman added thattablishing an endowment issues and challenges fac- dian history, and govern the reserva- the board is awardingfund for scholarships and ingtribes. It willalso bring During the "50s and tion to the benefit of tribal Covington with a posthu- internships for EWU Na- nationalspeakers, scholars '60s, Covington worked members, mous Ph.D. tive American students and and tribal leaders to East- to organize an end to "ter- Jo Ann Kauffman, for- Michael Westfall, vice encouraging Native Amer- ern to share their knowl- mination," a federal policy mer EWU board of trust- president of university ican women to assume edge and.experience. designed to take control of ees chair and an enrolled advancement and execu- leadership positions. "We can bringin many land and natural resources member of the Nez Perce tive director of the EWU Vickie Shields, pro- great Native American from tribal ownership by Tribe, said she had heard of Foundation, said Eastern fessor of communication leaders who can speak terminating tribal status. Covington'simpactonNa-was supportive of the cen- and Dean of the College about Covington and her Covington's actions helped tive American history from ter from the "get go." of Social and Behavioral legacy," Shields said. preserve tribal sovereignty several tribal leaders. "The support has been Sciences and Social Work, The third goal is to and self-determination for "I also had a chancepositive. More of an exter- said the center is creating build a Native American- the tribes across the coun- to meet Lucy (Covington) nal support," Westfallsaid. summer programs in 2016 inspired longhouse on the try, including the Colville when I was younger and"EWU has a commitmentthat bring Native Ameri- Cheney campus to house Contributed photo by EWU Lucy Covington is re- garded as an icon who fought to protect tribal rights. the Covington Center. It will be a gathering place for students, faculty and Communities for shared events, cultural exchange See Covington page 8 I Steak and Crab Buffet I Chef's Choice I Steak and Wings Buffet I Prime Rib Buffet I Surf and Turf Buffet Features Baron of Beef I BBQ Buffet I Homestyle Buffet 99 - . .. Cheney Federal Credit Union Congratulates October Student of the Month Logan Pratt Senior Cheney High School CHEeEY ffDeeAL cemT u lo, www.cheneyfcu.com 520 1st Street, Cheney, WA 99004 509.235.6533 509.299.6533 Where others have branches--we have our roots. If you live, work, worship or go to school in Cheney or Medical Lake school districts, you are eligible to join Cheney Federal Credit Union.