Updated May 10, 2018
Prairie names top scholars for class of 2018
The Prairie High School Class of 2018 has six valedictorians and one salutatorian. . . .
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Over $15,000 raised at auction
The support of our community was unbelievable at the 4th Annual “His, Hers and Ours” Live Auction. . . .
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School Spring Concerts are set
Prairie Schools have two Spring Concerts for your listening pleasure. . . .
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Levy Election is Tuesday
Tuesday, May 15th, is the levy election for the 2018-2019 school year. . . .
A sample ballot for this election is also on this page. . . .
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Primary Election is Tuesday
The statewide primary election is set for next Tuesday, May 15 with contested races on both the Republican and Democratic ballots. . . .
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From the Police Chief
Warm weather is upon us…hopefully! . . .
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Lochsa Madness: 50 years of wild and scenic rivers
Every year, Memorial Day Weekend draws a crowd of people to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests for Lochsa Madness–a weekend of river adventure as whitewater enthusiasts take advantage of spring runoff and wild water on the Lochsa River. . . .
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Thank you nurses!
This week not only marks National Hospital Week, but it also marks National Nurses Week!  . . .
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Just for the Hill of It Bike Challenge
A Benefit for Syringa Hospice, On Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am, join riders of all ages on a 13 mile course climbing up the Old White Bird Grade. . . .
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Pirates lose twice
The Prairie baseball team lost a pair of games last week. The big one was a 9-10 league loss to Clearwater Valley at Cottonwood Thursday, May 3. A win would have given them 2nd place in league and a bye into the final 4 at District, which would also have clinched a state tournament berth. The other loss was 1-7 to St. Maries on Friday, May 4 at Lewiston. . . .
Update: Prairie beat Troy 14-0 Tuesday to advance to District and clinch a state berth. They play Genesee at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 11 at Orofino.
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Lady Pirates lose 3 games
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost their final 3 regular season games but still managed to hang on to the #2 seed into district and avoid a play-in game. 
On Tuesday, May 1, they lost 2-12 at Genesee. On Friday, May 4, they lost 6-8 to St. Maries at Lewiston. Finally on Saturday, May 5, they lost 2-14 to Potlatch at Cottonwood on Senior Day. . . .
Update: At the District Tournament at Genesee on Tuesday, May 8, Prairie beat Potlatch 7-6 to earn a State berth and then lost to Genesee in the championship game 1-4 to take second at District.
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Track team competes at Meets of Champions
Prairie track athletes took part in two meets this past week. On Tuesday, May 1, several of the athletes took part in the JV Meet of Champions at Lapwai while the rest of the team competed in the Idaho District II Meet of Champions on Thursday, May 3 at Lewiston. . . .
There is also a photo of the Jr. High medalists from their meet May 5 at Kamiah. . . .
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Letters to the Editor
On this page are letters to the editor that appeared in this week's print edition of the Cottonwood Chronicle. . . .
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There are six valedictorians and 1 salutatorian in the class of 2018 at Prairie High School. Pictured from left are Leah Higgins, Calli Perrin, Jace Perrin, Dereck Arnzen, Anthony Karel, Alexis Shears and Molly Schwartz. Shears is the Salutatorian while the others are co-valedictorians. See story at left. Photo provided by Prairie High School. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Summit Academy proudly recognizes Lucia Osborne (pictured at right) as valedictorian and Lauren Stubbers (left) as salutatorian of the 2018 graduating class.  Lucy has been involved with Drama (4 years), Volleyball (4 years), and Academic Bowl (4 years).  She completed over 80 hours of apostolic work in high school, including Mass ministries at school and her home parish, visiting nursing home residents, cleaning and decorating the church, and service work for the homebound. Lauren has been involved with Drama (4 years), Volleyball (3 years), Basketball (2 years) and Academic Bowl (4 years).  She served as Student Body President this year.  She has also completed over 80 hours of apostolic work in high school.  These hours have included serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, decorating the church at holidays, helping at the parish Easter egg hunt, and visiting with the elderly. All are invited to attend Summit Academy's Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 19th at 2 pm in the school gymnasium.  The graduation ceremony will occur during the Mass and a reception will follow. Photo provided by Summit Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Some of the large crowd that was at the 4th annual Auction Sunday, April 29. Photo submitted by Elaine Sonnen. See story above left. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Prairie’s Prom was held Saturday, April 21. Leah Higgins and Jake Stubbers were named Prom Queen and King. Photo by Cindy Higgins. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Members of the Keuterville Livestock 4-H Club with food they collected during their food drive last week. Photo submitted by Maureen Munger. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The results from the 2018 Knights of Columbus free throw shoot are in and the Cottonwood Council had two state winners. Hope Schwartz won the 14 year old girls state title while in the 13 year old boys division, Zackary Rambo won the state title. Photo by Joe Chicane. Click on the photo for a larger view.
The Inland Northwest Blood Center traveled to Prairie High School on Friday, May 4th.  2 seniors from Grangeville High School scheduled their blood drive during Prairie High School's  spring break and contacted us to see if we could make this a competition with Prairie to keep that rivalry going!  Prairie won the competition by having more students and staff donate.  We actually tied with Grangeville with 27 donors, but Prairie won since they had more staff members participate.  Prairie will continue to schedule the INBC every fall and spring in the years to come.  I would like to thank everyone who took the time to donate and save a life!!  Go Pirates! Photo by Jon Rehder. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Summit Academy Kindergarten students traveled to Cottonwood Butte with members of the Idaho Department of Lands from Craigmont to plant trees for Arbor Day.  They were thrilled to have a  nice sunny day for their trip.  Each Kindergarten student planted at least 8 trees. Photo provided by Summit Academy. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Stephanie (Mader) Hiler received her Masters Degree in Education Administration on April 28 at Western Governors University in Seattle.

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