visits retirement homes, cleans highway
Summit upperclassmen completed their year's outreach program this past week, visiting both Meadowlark retirement homes in Grangeville, long-term care patients at St. Mary's hospital in Cottonwood, and the older sisters at the Monastery of Saint Gertrude. At each place, the fourteen juniors and seniors sang three songs and spent time visiting individually with the people there.
Earlier this year, the same upper class group traveled to Lewiston, where they spent a full day on the same mission; entertaining with song selections, and then spending quality time visiting with the occupants at each place. On the list last fall was Juniper Meadows, Royal Plaza, Guardian Angel, Pleasant Valley and the Veteran's home, all in Lewiston, and Evergreen Estates and Tender Care of Clarkston. The group began the day with Mass at Holy Family in Clarkston.
Completing their civil service projects for the year, ten Summit high schoolers and two teachers spent last Friday evening cleaning their two-mile stretch of highway between Ferdinand and Cottonwood, then enjoying a pizza feed afterward to close out the effort.
Students Jacob Uhlenkott, Alyssa Frei, Cori Wemhoff, Jacquie Lustig, Jennifer Wemhoff, Tara Stubbers, Dustin Lustig, Joseph Lustig, Margaret Yalbuw and a friend of hers from Grangeville were assisted by instructors Nick Hattrup and Jerry Wren in their cleanup effort. The cleanup project is part of a national effort to keep America's highways clean and free of litter, and requires a commitment to care for the area assigned one or two times each year.
Summit scholars finish year in 4th
Hosting the final Academic League meet this Monday night, Summit Academy, at full team strength for only the second time this year, managed a second place finish for the evening, and solidified their fourth place finish in the league for the school year.
Paced by the team of seniors Alyssa Frei, Amber Nuxoll, and Jacob Uhlenkott, and juniors Zach Frei and David Spencer, Summit finished with team scores of 220 and 160 which gave them a combined school score of 380, good for second place for the evening, behind only Orofino's first place 445. The Summit team above with the 220 score placed third for the evening among individual teams, with Orofino's number one team scoring 300 points.
Summit's second team of seniors Emily Rehder and Cori Wemhoff, teamed up with sophomore Joseph Lustig, and frosh Josh Frei and Dylan Prigge stayed in the top third of the competition most of the evening, but did not capitalize as well as their fellow team during the venture questions to finish fifth among the seventeen teams present. Sophomores Kim Frei, Dustin Lustig, and Chase Nuxoll aided the cause of both teams as well, filling in from time to time in the sixth spot on both teams.
Team standings for the year, based on eight league meets and a 10, 9, 8,..., scoring system for a first, second, third..., are as follows: Grangeville 77, Orofino 63, Nezperce 59, Summit 57, CV 46, Prairie 39, Timberline 36, Kamiah 32, and Highland 20 with Highland's low score the result of meets missed with a consequent score of zero for the evening.
The fourth place finish for the year marks the fifth year in a row Summit has been a member of the Central Idaho Academic League with a fourth place finish in their first year - 2003, a third place finish in 2004, a first place finish in 2005,
a second place finish last year in 2006, and the fourth place finish again this year.