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SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL . . . The Lewis & Clark Middle School Special Olympics Basketball Team will be joining others next week, February 13, at West Valley High School for a tournament. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and ends around 2 p.m. Come out and cheer on a great group of athletes!!! (Contact: Loretta Franz, L-C Teacher, 573-2260)

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IKE PLAYERS PRESENT “Annie Get Your Gun” . . . The Ike Players present their final performance in the Ike Little Theatre, “Annie Get Your Gun,” an uproarious western comedy. Performances will be held Thursday through Saturday, February 14 through 16 at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, February 21 through 23 at 7 p.m., and matinees on both Saturdays at 2 p.m. General Admission is $7. Tickets are available now in the Ike Activities Office or at the door. (Contact: Ike Activities, 573-2616)

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ADAMS PRINCIPAL FINALIST IN STATE AWARD . . . Lee Maras, Principal at Adams Elementary School, is one of three finalists for the Washington Elementary Principal of the Year Award. Congratulations Lee!!

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RIDGEVIEW STUDENT CHESS CHAMPION . . . Drew Henson, Ridgeview Elementary School student, was named the Eastern Washington Fourth Grade Chess Champion after going undefeated at a tournament in Richland this past Saturday. Drew was the third grade champion last year, and is the reigning champ at Ridgeview. He plans on competing in the Washington State Elementary Chess Championship in Vancouver this April. Congratulations Drew! (Contact: Michael Clark, Ridgeview Teacher, 573-1800)

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IKE BOWLERS HONORED . . . Three Eisenhower High School bowlers are ending the season with League and State honors. Megan Walls was named Big 9 Bowler of the Year and finished 7th in the 4A State Tournament in Tacoma last week. Walls has bowled for Eisenhower for three years and represented Ike at State all three years. In addition, Felicia Murray was named 1st Team All-League and Lilly Waldon was named 2nd Team All-League. Congratulations ladies! (Contact: Chad Quesnell, Coach, 573-2400)

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DAVIS QUARTET EXCELS AT REGIONAL COMPETITION . . . Congratulations to the A.C. Davis High School String Quartet (Ava Gempler, Stephanie Badillo, Annaliese McCambridge and Diana Magana) for receiving a superior rating and qualifying as 1st Alternate in the Large String Ensemble Category at the Washington Music Educators Association Regional Solo and Ensemble Competition in Ellensburg last Saturday, February 2. Go Pirates! (Contact: Scott Goranson, Orchestra Director, 573-2572)

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ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE! . . . The Rotary Club of Yakima 2013 Academic Scholarships are now available. Each scholarship award is $2,000 and eligibility requirements are: (1) academic performance; (2) citizenship/leadership exhibited in school; (3) citizenship/leadership exhibited in the community; and (4) a student statement re importance of citizenship/leadership. Eligible students must be enrolled at Davis, Ike, Highland, LaSalle, Naches, Riverside Christian, Selah, Stanton Academy, or West Valley. Home-schooled students or Running Start students within those same districts are also eligible. This award is to be used at a post-high school institution beginning in the fall after graduation from high school. Applications are available in the high school counseling departments or by visiting www.yakimarotary.org. All applications need to be postmarked by Friday, March 15.

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