School Knowledge Bowl begins
Twenty teams representing the nine schools in the Central Idaho Academic League met at Nezperce Monday evening for the first of eight meets held monthly around the area.
In one of the higher scoring evenings on record, teams from Grangeville took the top two spots, with Nezperce 3rd and Prairie 4th. The two teams from Summit placed in the middle of the pack, with unofficial results indicating that Summit's school score, adding the scores of the top two teams together, placed the school fourth or fifth for the evening.
Falling behind on low ventures on what ended being some easier questions, Summit's teams of Daniele Stubbers, Zach Frei, Dustin Lustig, Joseph Lustig, Dylan Prigge and Jenn Wemhoff, and the other team, Lauren Chmelik, Lynn Rehder, Tara Stubbers, Josh Frei, Rachel Wemhoff, and Vicki Schlader finished with scores of 160 and 119, but fell behind each round because of large and successful venture question answers given by other teams.
Next action for the high school academic bowlers is at CV in November, while the junior high group kicks off at Highland October 15.
Summit Jr. high girls are 7-7
Midway through the current girls junior high basketball season, the Patriots from Summit's Middle School group finds itself with possessing a seven win and seven loss record; the "B" squad consisting of 6th and 7th graders winning four while losing three, while the" A" squad adding in Summit's three eighth graders currently owning a three win, and four loss record.
B team wins include a 24 to 10 win over Timberline, a 20 to 3 victory over Orofino, a 24 to 16 win over Prairie and a squeaker and exciting 23 to 22 victory in a second matchup with Timberline, both the Prairie and Timberline games coming in the league tourney held at Asotin last Saturday.
Losses endured by the Patriot "B's" were to Grangeville, Kamiah, and CV, scores in the losses being 20 to 15, 22 to 16, and 30 to 26.
Making up the B-squad roster for the Patriots are 7th graders Cassidy Stubbers, Brooke Schumacher, Julia Osborne, and Tanna Sclader while the 6th grade adds the following five players: Sarah Kuther, Nicole Wemhoff, Meagan Rehder, Sarah Chmelik and Rachel Frei.
Summit's" A" team consists of eighth graders Courtney Schwartz, Rachel Frei, Savannah Kuther, Savanah Prigge, and Rachel Uhlenkott, with the seventh graders above playing part time also on this squad.
Victories for the Patriots in this division include a 27 to 10 win over Timberline in the opener, a 29 to 16 victory over Orofino, and another 30 to 10 win over Timberline in the tourney at Asotin. Losses were to Grangeville 25 to 9, CV 30 to 26, Kamiah 34 to 20, and squeaker loss to Prairie 28 to 27 in the same Asotin tourney.
Next action for the girls is at Lewis County October 2, at Prairie October 11, at Asotin October 16, and again Lewis County at Craigmont, October 23.
A Surprise Visitor
Friday, September 21, 2007, the Summit Academy students and staff were kindly greeted by a surprise visitor. Master Sergeant Terry Wren from Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane came to town to present one of the classes with a special gift. Three years ago, the kindergarten class decided to send a care package to some of our military personnel serving overseas as one of their annual apostolates. Each student brought in a couple of items to contribute to the package. They collected an assortment of games, toiletries, food, and minor supplies to send. Along with these articles, the class wrote an “oversized” letter in red and blue ink on white chart paper. Each student then signed at the bottom. Mrs. Schumacher, their teacher, obtained an address where this package could be sent and off it went. Sgt. Wren told the students, who are this year’s current third graders, that the package was received gratefully and that every item was used. The letter was hung up at their headquarters and is still there today. Returning home just recently, Mr. Wren showed a picture of the letter still hanging on the wall! He then presented them with a gift – a shadow box with some very special items encased. Inside in the corner is a neatly folded U.S. flag which was flown over the war zone, a couple of different pictures, including the one with the letter, and a certificate signed by two military leaders, including Sgt. Wren himself.
Sgt. Wren did stay after the presentation to answer any questions from the student body and staff. He then visited a couple of classrooms to talk about what he does in the military. The students really enjoyed his visit and were extremely excited to get to see the result from one of their apostolates. Mr. Wren did encourage all the students to write letters or send packages to anyone they might know serving overseas. He said these things don’t come often enough when you are overseas without your family. He thanked the third graders many times and let them know just how much their thoughtfulness was appreciated. Thank you Mr. Wren for the visit!