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Page 4 a y2 4.2om Brewster seeks new elementary principal Interviews for a new principal for Brewster Elementary School will beheld the week of June 4. Current principal Marsha Reynolds has been hired as principal at Cascade Elementary School in East Wenatchee. District superintendent Jim Kelly said appli- cations for the job will be accepted through tomorrow, Friday, May25. A screening com- mittee will evaluate the candidates the week of May 28; candidates will be chosen for inter- views June 4, 5, and 6. One person will be interviewed each day. They will receive a tour of the campus, talk to the grade school staff, and be interviewed by members of a community advi- sory committee as well as the administrators. The new principal will be announced about June 7. Two Pateros students receive EWU scholarships Two students from Pateros, Washington have been awarded scholarships for the 2001-2002 academic year at Eastern Washington Univer- sity. The students are: Katie Dundas, who received a $2,500 Uni- versity Scholar Assistantship. The assistant- ship consists of a $500 scholarship award and a work-study position in her area of academic interest. Only students who have been ac- cepted into the University Honors Program are eligible for assistantships. Dundas, the daugh- ter of Cheri and Shaun Dundas of Pateros, will graduate this spring from Pateros High School. During high school, she has participated in Future Homemakers of America, drama, Var- sity Club, tennis, Pep Band and has been an Associated Student Body representative for three years. Dundas will be a freshman at Eastern this fall. Clinton Hull, who received a $1,500 Avista Minds in Motion Scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding continuing student residing in the Avista Corp. ser- vice area. Hull, the son of Diane and Mike Hull of Pateros, graduated in 2000 from Pateros High School, where he partici- pated in football, basketball and baseball, as well as being a tutor and a volunteer basketball coach. At Eastern, Hull has been on the basketball team and in the honors Program. Hull will continue his education at, Eastern this fall and plans to major in human biology. Brewster Dru & True Value Brewster High School seniors Brian and Jason Thompson have been part of the family apple operation for years---working at the dock and driv- ing tractor during harvest, working in the orchard in the summer. All of that nuts and bolts, practical farming experience translated into a fistful of awards at last weekend's state Future Farmers of America (FFA) convention. Jason received third place in state- wide competition on fruit and veg- etable production, and he will go on to regional and possibly national com- petition. He received a fu'st place proficiency award for District 7, and Brian received a second place award. Both received a state FFA degree, which requires 2,000 hours of project work, and Star Farmer degrees. The brothers spent many hours in Gebbers Farms orchards during high school, learning the apple business; they raised pigs in the summer and showed them at the Okanogan County Fair in the fall. Jason owns a garden tractor, and he rented it to one of his uncles during the summer. Then he invested some of his profits. The state FFA officials did not take their word for all of this, of course. They were required toanswer acouple of pages of essay questions, detailing Brian (left) and Jason Thompson brought awards from the state FFA convention. Cheryl Schweizer photo home a whole bushel of their duties and what they learned from them. They wrote a cost analy- sis for their pig projects, and Jason was required to submit a detailed analysis of his tractor rental business. In one way all the paperwork was a challenge; "you really have to stop and think" to answer some of the questions, Brian said. But it was easy in another way, because they have been involved in farming all their lives, Jason said. The brothers were among a i:andful of FFA members, all Star Farmer recipients, who were featured in a slide show at the convention's open- ing session. All kids in the slide show were called to the stage, which was fun, Jason said, but nerve- wracking when he thought about the size of the audience. "It was a: good thing you could only see as many people as the lights were shining on," he said. The FFA mem- bers got a tour of the Washington S tate University campus; there were workshops and competitions, but the Thompson boys had to leave early to play in the regional base- ball playoffs, they said. Advisor Dennis Swanberg said the closing' session on Saturday attracted about: 3,100 FFA members from all over the state. Jason said his concentration on the farm is in preparation for a. career back on the farm. He plans to go to college, but he wants to "come back to the family farm," he said. Brian is planning to at-. tend Johnson-Wells Culinary School. in Denver, but he hopes that any restaurant job will be back in Washington, close to the farm. Jason's essay and paperwork will be submitted to regional coml 3i% tion; regional winners will advance to national competition. The national winner receives a two-week nip to Europe, living with a farm family: Seven students from Brewster High School were inducted into mem- bership of the National Honor Society in a short ceremony held at the school May 18. Members were selected by a Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students inducted were: Brian Thompson, Rachel Crane, Ashleigh Gamble, Audrey Thomason, Aaron Ledesma, Miehelle Tostenrude and Miriam Pamatz. "National Honor Society members are chosen for, and the expected to continue, their exemplary contributions to the school and community," said Cliff Thompson, chapter advisor. The Brewster High School Chapter has been active since 1961. The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students. Chapters exist in more than 60 percent of the nation's high schools and, since 1921, millions of students have been selected for membership. Millions of dollars in scholarships have been awarded to senior members since 1945 by the sponsoring organization, the National Association of See- ondary School Principals (NASSP). Bridgeport Dollars for Scholars i to award nine scholarships . :i The Bridgeport Dollars for Scholars chapter will award $8,000 in scholar- ships to students in the Bridgeport High School Class of 2001, according chapter president Ken Krugel. Nine students will receive scholarship from the organization. The biggest award will go to Tressie Farley; she will receive $1,500 in scholarships. Megan Malone will receive $1,000 from Dollars for Scholars, a $500 scholarship from Bridgeport 1950s alumni. Kendall Parsons was awarded a $750 scholarship, as was Kathy Van Meet. Andrew Mullin, Samantha Chedester, Emily Gavin, Angie Brazeau and Mado Sanchez, each received $500 fromDollars for Scholars. In addition, Malone, Parsons and Van Meer will receive a scholarship from American Legion Post No. 218, Bridgeport. Kathy was awarded $500 and Megan and Kendall each received $250, scholarships given in memory of a longtime Legion member, the late Herb Schueler. EWU announces ,rmlng Brewster High School is plan- winter ning a summer Drivers Ed class starting June 20 if there is 25 plus rl", - : stndentswho sign up, Thc o . dean's llS[,' :" -SlOO and you mus! be old to sign up. This clas :|siOl) SeveraIQuadCityareauiidergradu- to all schools and those kids in ate students have qualified for the the area. To sign up contact Kim Dean s Honor List at Eastern Wash- Youngers or Bill Haley at Brewster ingtonUniversityforthewinterquar- High School. ter 2001. To be listed, a student must carry at least 12 credits and achieve a grade qnhalareh n point average of 3.5 (4.0 scale) or t ' xxvxMJt ozxJtlJ above, which is equivalent to the let- ter grade "A." fimd needed Bridgeport: Rachael Allen, Todd Perkins The Brewster Class of 1977 is Mansfield: Heather Foged seeking contributions for the David Pateros: Clinton Hull, JamesReed P. Smith Scholarship. The contri' butions will be awarded to a se- . nior student at the Brewster High www.smalltownpapers.com,School Graduation this year. If I you are able to donate to this cause ! Quid City Herald I you may send your donation, payable to David P. Smith Scholarship fund and mail it to Becky Ander- son, 1426 Alger Cain Lk. 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