Night theme chosen
The theme for Summit Academy's twelfth annual mystery night has been set, Celebrate America!
This patriotic event, honoring both our veterans and our country, will be held on October 3, 2009 at the Greencreek Community Hall. Social Hour begins at 5:00, with the live auction starting at 7:00, followed by the big drawing.
You could win the grand prize; worth ten thousand dollars, which will be redeemable at several prominent local businesses and perhaps allow you to travel from sea to shining sea. However, if your luck runs out and you don't win the grand prize, you could always win one of the lesser prizes given away throughout the evening.
Tickets for Celebrate America are $125 apiece, admitting you and a guest to this star-spangled celebration and allowing you to help support some of the youth in our community who help to make "America the Beautiful" place it is today. Tickets will be on sale June 1st.
For more information call Norm and Julie Sonnen, at 208-962-2368. As Uncle Sam would say, "We want you" to help us Celebrate America!
Summit hosts final Academic Bowl
Twenty teams and some 120 students converged on Summit Academy Monday evening for final round competition in Central Idaho’s 2008-2009 Academic Bowl League. Final scores resulting from the 78 questions read by Kevin Rehder, question reader for the evening, put Nezperce in first and second place with scores of 295 and 290, with a team from Orofino close behind in third with 280. Grangeville’s top team there for the evening managed a fourth place finish with 275 points, despite having their top four students absent in Washington D.C., a trip they earned last month by winning the state INEEL contest held in Boise.
Summit for the first time this year, had four teams at the meet, with the team of Dustin Lustig, senior, Dylan Prigge and Margaret Yalbuw, juniors, Vicki Schlader and Jamie Chmelik, sophomores, and Rachel Uhlenkott, freshmen posting a 230 score, good for eighth place for the night. Other Summit students in attendance and all scoring over 100 points for the evening: Kim Frei, Joseph lustig, tara Stubbers, Josh Frei., David Johnson, Rachel Wemhoff, Austin Chmelik, Nicole Frei, Savannah Kuther, Derek Nuxoll, Savannah Prigge, Josh Schlader, Shawn Seubert and Michael Rehder.
For the season, with school standings determined by adding the top two team scores from each school resulted in Grangeville again emerging as league champion, with Orofino finishing second, Nezperce third, and Summit fourth. Other teams in the league following close behind were Prairie, Kamiah, Timberline, CV, and Highland in that order, Highland not able to make several of the league meets, and CV also missing from this final meet because of activity conflicts.
Summit’s fourth place finish duplicated their similar finish in 2008, 2007, and the first year, 2002, while third place finishes were earned in 2003 and 2004. The year 2006 with a second place finish and 2005 with the league championship were the highest places reached during the school’s existence.
The local Central Idaho Academic League has performed well during state competition with around seven state championships in the last 15 years, the most recent being Grangeville’s first place state finish earning them an all-expense paid trip to national competition in D.C., sponsored by INEEL, the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab located in Southern Idaho at Arco and Pocatello.