Updated March 22, 2007
New superintendent approved
Gary Blaz was approved for hire as the new superintendent of schools at the school board meeting Monday, March 19. . . .
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Brandt named Commissioner
R. Skipper “Skip” Brandt of Kooskia, a former member of the Idaho Senate and a candidate for Idaho’s 1st District Republican nomination to Congress last year, was appointed to the Idaho County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. . . .
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Rehder wins essay contest
Megan Rehder, daughter of Kevin & Kathy Rehder, Cottonwood, is a fifth grade student from Summit Academy who won first place in the Farm Bureau Essay contest. The theme for the essay contest was Agriculture, the Backbone of Idaho. . . .
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Students attend TSA state convention
March 8, 9, and 10th the Prairie High TSA club ventured to North Idaho College for the Idaho TSA State Convention.  Those attending were Nick Johnson, Carson Heath, Taylor Reiman, Casandra Schaeffer, Alex Richardson and Kyle Holthaus. . . .
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Introducing LeadershipPlenty
LeadershipPlenty is a program developed by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change and offered on the Prairie through the Horizons program of the Northwest Area Foundation. It is designed to equip community members with skills like effective communication, conflict management, and partnership building that they can use to work together as leaders in their region.  . . .
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Summer softball/baseball signups
It’s not too late to sign up for summer youth baseball and softball although the official signup date has passed. . . .
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Shooters finish 10-week shoot in 4th place
Cottonwood Gun Club finished the final week of competition in fourth place with a score of 742.2. Only .75 of a point separated the second to 4th place standings. . . .
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Pirates win twice; Boys basketball awards given
The Prairie baseball team won twice last week, 8-5 at Kamiah and 25-0 at C.V. . . .
Boys basketball awards were handed out last Wednesday evening. . . .
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Lady Pirates win 4 of 5 games; Girls basketball awards given
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 3 of 4 games at the Orofino Tournament this past weekend then won their league opener at Lapwai on Monday. . . .
Also on this page is a picture of the girls basketball award winners. . . .
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Track team competes in Lewiston, Lapwai
J. D. Riener had a 2nd and a 3rd place finish at the Lewiston Invitational Track Meet Saturday, March 17. . . .
David Sigler placed in 2 sprints at Lapwai while Christa Wilson placed third in the shot put. . .
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Wemhoff awarded scholarship
Ave Maria University is happy to announce that Cori Wemhoff of Grangeville, Idaho has been selected as a recipient of the AMU Citizenship Scholarship. . . .
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Students of the month for March at Prairie High School are Charlene Duman, left, outstanding student, and Tabitha Sonnen, honor student. Charlene Duman is a young lady who quietly goes about doing what is asked of her, and doing what is expected of her with a positive attitude. She willingly completes her work, both in and out of school; she is well-liked by her peers and our faculty. Tabitha Sonnen was selected Honor Student of the Month for March. Tabitha is a senior this year and has proven to be a great student at Prairie High School. She currently holds a 3.9 GPA and excels in all of her classes. In addition to her academic success, Tabitha also is a strong member of 4-H, Prairie High School volleyball, basketball, track and other numerous activities. Tabitha has a good relationship with her teachers and her friends at Prairie and in her community. She is the type of student to be modeled by others in our school system.

On Thursday of last week, 4th grade students from Prairie Elementary School went down to Ahsahka for a brief tour of the fish hatchery and then picked up their Steelhead eggs for our school fish tank.  Prairie has been an active participant in the "Fish in the Classroom" project for the last three years and will take great care of the fish eggs until release in May.  Students will be responsible for feeding them, monitoring the tank temperature and PH levels, as well as general maintenance.  The weather Thursday was outstanding and the students were able to see a lot of action at the fish ladder.  Teachers, Mr. Wassmuth and Mrs. Schumacher felt that this was the best field trip to the hatchery yet and want to thank Susan Sawyer for finding such cooperative fish!  It just might be a great destination to visit over Spring Break!
Top photo: Susan Sawyer talking with 4th graders about the egg sorter  in the hatchery incubation area. 
Middle photo: Students check out the fish in the water at the hatchery. 
Bottom photo: 4th graders with teachers, Mr. Wassmuth and Mrs. Schumacher in front of the "big egg" during their field trip to the fish hatchery at Ahsahka. 

The cast of the Greencreek play in full costume. Back from left are Justin Stubbers, Steven Baerlocher, Vitek Spanhel, Dustin Lustig, Brad Killmar, Jordan Killmar, Kevin Karel. Front from left are Jacquie Lustig, Tara Stubbers, Danielle Stubbers, Calista Karel, Abbie Lustig, Tabitha Sonnen. A good time was had by all at the Greencreek Dinner and Play. Thank you everyone for your support. 

Top photo: Casandra Schaeffer, Carson Heath and Alex Richardson holding the safety posters they entered in the Computer Generated Safety Poster Event at the Idaho TSA Convention. 
Bottom photo: Nick Johnson and Kyle Holthaus with a tower in Structural Engineering. The tower held 80 pounds. 
More photos with article above left.

Megan Rehder is receiving her certificate and an Idaho County Farm Bureau check for $50 from Mrs. Annette Wemhoff, principal of Summit Academy. See story above left.

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