to host public class
Summit Academy each year hosts “Public Class” to share with everyone an overview of what the students have learned during the year.
This year there will be three different sessions: May 17 public class will be held for K-4th grade; the second session on May 24 will be for 9th-12th grades; and the final session on May 31 will be for the 5th-8th grades. All sessions begin at 7 p.m. in the Summit Academy gym, Substation Road, Cottonwood.
During the presentation of the public class, the students in each grade form two teams and answer questions relating to the subjects they studied during the school year; with each student on the team taking a turn at the microphone.
The second part of the evening is an awards assembly followed by refreshments. Parents, grandparents, and the general public are encouraged to attend.
Summit scholars finish in second place
Hosting the final academic bowl competition proved to be of no advantage last Monday evening, as the host Patriots found themselves finishing 5th for the evening.
As one of the largest number of teams all year, twenty-four met to close out the current eight-session academic bowl competition. When the questions stopped, in a high scoring and closely competitive evening, Grangeville emerged on top once again, with a school score of 704. Highland finished second with 628; CV third with 502; Prairie fourth with 450; and then Summit with their school score of 435. Nezperce, however, also had their problems, as their attempt to catch Summit for second place in league standings fell short. They finished right behind the Patriots for the evening with their score of 390.
Highlighting the evening was the close team race as two Grangeville teams finished first and second with scores of 356 and 348, while Highland’s number one team finished close behind with its score of 345. The large number of teams resulted from four coming from Grangeville, four also from Nezperce, and for the first time this year, four also from Summit, although the third and fourth teams had only four and five members of the usual six that can make up a team. The other five schools in the league brought the remaining teams to the meet.
For the year, final league standings after eight meets show Grangeville as the 2006 champion with their 79 points earned for the year. Ten points are given to the winner of each meet, with nine going to second place, eight to third place, and on down. The 79 points racked up by the Bulldogs represented their finishing first in seven of the eight meets, with their only loss coming to Summit who finished first at the Prairie meet. Summit’s final point total of 62 earned them second place honors for the year, with Nezperce in third with 59, CV being close behind with 57, and the remaining schools in the league: Prairie, Highland, Orofino, and Timberline closing out the standings.
Finishing their high school careers in academic bowl for Summit are the following seniors: Jeannie Goeckner, Chris Hattrup, Brandon Rehder, Kelli Shears, Stephen Spencer, and Lauren Wemhoff.