celebrates Blessed Mother's birthday
The second week of school, Summit Academy student body and staff celebrated their first all school event. On Friday, September 8th, all gathered at the end of the day to wish Mary, our Blessed Mother a happy birthday and to honor her.
A rock with Our Lady of Guadalupe painted on it was donated to the school by Ralph and Karen Schwartz of Culdesac in memory of the late Fr. Caspers. Fr. Caspers was a valued friend of the school. The rock had been set in a small garden near the office entrance of Summit. On Mary’s birthday, each class planted a rose bush or another flowering plant in the garden near the rock. Afterwards, the student body sang some Marian songs, including “Happy Birthday.”
The day ended with all enjoying a piece of birthday cake before they left for the weekend.
Summit starts volleyball season
Kicking off their third season, Summit Academy’s 2006-2007 volleyball team, sporting 15 players, has displayed moments of excellence mixed in with occasional serving flukes and unforced errors, highlighting the three sessions they have been involved in to date.
Seniors Alyssa Frei, Amber Nuxoll, Alexa Prigge, Emily Rehder, and Cori Wemhoff along with junior Danielle Stubbers return as letter winners, and are joined this season by juniors Annie Osborne and Fran Gallaher, sophomores Kim Frei, Mary Gallaher, and Brianne Stubbers. Four frosh, Tara Stubbers, Mary Shears, Margaret Yalbow and Jennifer Wemhoff, have joined the team and have seen considerable action in jv contests held so far.
Summit’s season began at Lewiston with a jamboree, Summit contesting with two Lewiston High teams, and one from Troy. All matches were close, but errors in each at the serving line and at the net doomed Summit’s quest for a victory there. The jv Patriots also participated in the jamboree, also taking on Lewiston’s C group, and Troy’s jv’s. Inexperience took its toll on the young Summit group, but play improved much during the three contests that evening.
One week later, traveling to Pullman to take on the Pullman Christian team there, Summit roared out to a big lead in the varsity contest, but slowly fell behind, and ended up losing all three matches, all in close contests. The varsity girls, tangling with a Spartan squad that had won their previous two matches, again showed much improvement for the evening, dropping the first match and the second by close scores, taking the third, then blowing a substantial lead in the fourth to fall to 3 to 1 for the evening.
Next action for the Patriots will be Friday at Prairie Elementary, where they will be taking on a mixed group of faculty and past players, then a return match the following week at home against Pullman Christian, site to be announced.
Coaches of the team this year are Shirley Stubbers, varsity coach, and Julie Schumacher, jv coach.