Portraying Mexico are: Greta Watson, Rachel Sonnen, Connor Nuxoll, Sarah Water, Tommy Rose. Portraying Italy are: Cody Wassmuth, Torry Chmelik, Luke Stubbers, Aiden Olmstead, Noah Watson. Photo provided by Summit Academy.

Summit students semaphore with Mexican flags during their Christmas program.

Summit holds Christmas program
Summit students in all grades participated in a Christmas Program presented on December 16th.  Groups of students presented Christmas traditions in countries around the world.  The third and fourth grade (pictured) represented Mexico and enacted the tradition of Los Posadas, where the holy family travels from home to home to find a place to stay.  After the enactment, they sang a rousing rendition of Feliz Navidad.  Christmas customs in Italy were portrayed by the fifth and sixth grade (pictured), who performed traditional flag-waving in time to music in addition to telling the audience about Italian Christmas traditions.  The final area represented was the Holy Lands where the Christmas story was portrayed.  All the students brought their gifts to the live baby Jesus.  Each gift contained a note from the student stating the intention they had been praying for during the daily lighting of the school Advent wreath.  Other countries represented in the program were England, Germany, Sweden, Korea, and the Old West USA.  After the presentation students invited guests to visit decorated booths for each country.  A sample of a traditional Christmas treat and beverage was offered at each booth including gingerbread, scones, tea, shortbread cookies and Mexican hot chocolate.  The student enjoyed learning about traditions in other countries and sharing what they learned to others as well as sharing the light of Christ to all who attended.

Summit girls lose twice
The Summit Academy Lady Patriots fell to 0-4 on the season with losses at Nezperce, 35-47, and at Logos 32-35 last week.
At Nezperce
In their game at league-leading and #1 ranked Nezperce, Tuesday, Dec. 13, Summit fell behind early as Nezperce raced to a 3-15 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The Indians extended the lead to 11-28 by halftime and 15-39 after three quarters.
Summit put on a late rush as they scored more than half their points in the fourth quarter, outscoring Nezperce 20-8 to cut the final margin to 12 points.
Freshman Lexi Currier led the Patriots in scoring with 12 points, which included a pair of 3-pointers. Taylor Lustig scored 6 while Ally Sonnen, Bridget Beckman and Lauren Stubbers scored 4 each. Jessie Sonnen scored 3 and Erin Chmelik scored 2.
Summit       3   8   4 20 -35
Nezperce 15 13 11   8 -47
Summit-Sonnen 1, 2-4, 4; Beckman 1, 2-7, 4; Chmelik 0, 2-4, 2; Currier 4, 2-4, 12; Lustig 3, 0-0, 6; Stubbers 2, 0-0, 4; Sonnen 1, 1-2, 3. 3-pointers-Currier 2.
Nezperce-S. Boyer 3, 1-2, 7; Riggers 0, 0-0, 0; Nelson 0, 0-0, 0; Kuther 0, 0-0, 0; P. Boyer 0, 0-0, 0; Carpenter 7, 0-0, 15; Cronce 1, 2-4, 4; H. Stapleton 3, 1-5, 7; Wemhoff 1, 0-0, 2; Brandsen 0, 0-0, 0; M. Stapleton 6, 0-0, 12. 3-pointers-Carpenter.
At Logos
At Moscow Saturday, Dec. 17, Summit got off to a terrible start as Logos capitalized on turnovers which they turned into transition lay-ups to take a 2-17 lead midway through the second quarter.Erin Chmelik goes for a layup at Logos after having stolen the ball.
The Patriots then got things settled down and outscored Logos the rest of the half 8-4. Beckman broke a 0-16 run by Logos with a free throw and then Chmelik cashed in on a steal.
After a pair of Logos baskets Lustig scored on a short baseline jumper and then buried a 3-pointer to make it 10-21 at the half.
In the third quarter 5 different Summit each scored a basket and committed just 2 turnovers as the Patriots outscored Logos 10-6 in the quarter to pull within 20-27 by the end of the period.
In the fourth quarter Summit continued to rally and got within 3 on a basket by Lustig with 3:32 left.
After a Logos basket, Stubbers stole the ball and scored to again pull Summit within 3 with 2:40 left.
Logos answered but with 1:08 left Stubbers scored again to get the Patriots back within 3.
With 8 seconds left Summit had the ball and called a timeout to set up a probable 3-point try to tie the game. They were never able to get the shot off and Logos held on to win.
Lustig scored 11 points to lead the Patriots with Stubbers and Chmelik adding 6 points each. Ally Sonnen scored 4 with Currier and Jessie Sonnen scoring 2 each and Beckman scored 1.
Summit had a 42-40 edge on the boards against the taller Knights. Stubbers had 10 rebounds and Lustig added 8 with Chmelik pulling down 7 and Ally Sonnen 6.
Currier and Chmelik had 3 steals each and Currier had 3 assists.
Summit was 15 for 50 from the field, 30%, and 1 for 8 at the line, 13%. Logos was 17 for 63 from the field, 27%, and 1 for 4 at the line, 25%.
Summit   2   8 10 12 -32
Logos   11 10   6   8 -35
Summit-A. Sonnen 2-11, 0-0, 4; Beckman 0-1, 1-2, 1; Currier 1-6, 0-4, 2; Lustig 5-10, 0-0, 11; J. Sonnen 1-5, 0-0, 2; Stubbers 3-10, 0-0, 6; Chmelik 3-7, 0-2, 6. 3-pointers-Lustig.
Logos-Wintz 5-17, 0-2, 10; Belschner 2-11, 0-0, 4; Meyer 5-16, 1-2, 11; Whitling 3-8, 0-0, 6; Hughes 0-0, 0-0, 0; Sandmeyer 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.

Ally Sonnen shoots the ball at Logos. At right is Taylor Lustig.

Taylor Lustig sinks a 3-pointer at Logos. Also shown is Ally Sonnen.

Lauren Stubbers shoots from the baseline at Logos. Also shown is Lexi Currier.

JV games start at 6 p.m. unless indicated. Home games at Prairie Auxiliary Gym (Old Elementary)
29-Highland, there, 8 p.m., lost 24-49
  2-Kendrick, here 7 p.m., lost 36-37
  6-Timberline, there, postponed due to weather
  9-Deary, there, lost 15-19
13-Nezperce, there, lost 35-47
17-Logos, there 1 p.m., lost 32-35
10-Highland, here, 7 p.m.
13-Kendrick, there
17-Timberline, here, 7 p.m.
21-Deary, here 1:30 p.m.
24-Nezperce, here, 7 p.m.
28-Logos, here 3 p.m.

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