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Mariner High School

“The third quarter is about to end. High school is better than middle school. More freedom.”

Vincent Maldonado,

*inth grade

Answer: Tacoma

Eight area boys are on their way to the Washington state National Geographic Bee on April 1 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

The students won their schools’ contests and completed an extensive written test to qualify. The winner of the state-level bee will advance to the national competition.

Going to state: David Poortinga of Everett Christian School; Rostislav Shkurinskiy of Olympic View Middle School in Mukilteo; Dane Bratz of Brighton School in Lynnwood; Jacob Boucher of Monroe Junior High School; Jonathan Royal of Coupeville Middle School; Trevor Ulrich of Langley Middle School; Andrew Royal, a home-schooled student in Oak Harbor; and Keegan Kruse of Stanwood, who attends Immaculate Conception Regional School in Mount Vernon.

Going to camp

Eleven students from Index Public School will go to camp this spring after the community chipped in the $1,500 needed.

Some donations came from retired teachers in other communities who just wanted to help, staff said. Fund-raisers the last few months have included a bake sale and lasagna feed.

The once annual trip to Camp Waskowitz in North Bend for team-building exercises was canceled a few years ago because of budget cuts.

PTA kicks in for big toy

The Endeavor Elementary PTA has donated $22,641 in cash for playground equipment at the Mukilteo school.

It will be added to the district contribution.

Student art on display

Everett Public Schools hosts its seventh-annual high school art show through April 29 at the administration building, 4730 Colby Ave. The exhibit is open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An opening reception will be at 6 p.m. March 22, with a ceremony at 6:25 p.m. to award the Superintendent’s Purchase Award and the Scholarship for Excellence in Visual Arts.

Student work is for sale.

Talking arts in Marysville

AnneRene Joseph, program supervisor for the arts with the state Superintendent of Public Instruction’s office, will spend Thursday in Marysville.

The purpose of her visit is to increase awareness of the importance of arts-based learning.

Joseph will speak at 7 p.m. that evening at Quil Ceda Elementary, 2415 74th St. NE.

Hi-Q finals set for March 29

What started with 20 schools has been whittled to three and the 2005 regional Hi-Q academic champion will be crowned March 29.

Meadowdale High School finished first in the regular season and will host the championship at 9:40 a.m. March 29 at the school, 6002 168th St. SW.

Everett Community College sponsors the annual competition. Other teams in the finals are Monroe High and Coupeville High.

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