Art club students at Lewis & Clark Elementary School are learning about world renowned artist Dale Chihuly, a Washington native who is famous for his glass sculptures. On Thursday, the students took a field trip to Glass Punty in Richland to observe glass blowing techniques in action.
“They loved it so much they are already asking about the next field trip,” says Lulu Jones, Lewis & Clark art teacher.
While at the Glass Punty, the art clubbers had the opportunity to create jewelry holders using cut pieces of colored glass. The glass pieces were placed in a kiln to melt and fuse together. The jewelry holders will be on display at Lewis & Clark next week.
The Hanford High School varsity cheer squad earned Second Place in the Non-Tumbling Super Large Division at the National High School Cheerleading Championship February 11-12 in Orlando, Florida. This is the first time that the HHS cheer program has cracked the top 10 at nationals.
Varsity cheer squad team members are: Grace Benitz, Abrianna Boarder, Krizia Brooks, Brie Buchanan, Brooklyn Jorde, Stevie Kanyid, Natalie Lawrence, Payton Mayer, Rae’Lu McBride, Kylee Mitchell, Jalen Moberg, Jordan Murphey, Michelle Ni, Caitlyn Palmer, Sydney Parsons, Jasmine Rice, Shaylee Richey, Aspen Rohrer, Kabriah Rullman, Chloe Schumacher, Grace Stephens, and Grace Sypher.
Richland School District residents have approved the $99 million construction bond issue. Updated election results Wednesday afternoon show the measure passing with a 61% yes vote (60% is required for passage). Official vote totals from the Benton County Auditor’s Office are:
9,529 – Yes
5,967 – No
“The citizens of Richland and West Richland realized there was a need to keep improving our facilities and have responded in a big way,” added Rick Jansons, Richland School Board President.
The Carmichael Middle School math team (photo above) earned first place at the Tri-Cities Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition held February 11 in Richland. Team members are Shaheer Arif, Zoe Gotthold, Sofia Marina, and Johnnie Norsworthy. The Carmichael team has qualified for the Washington State MathCounts Championship which will be held in March on the Microsoft campus in Redmond. The CMS coach is parent Michelle Gotthold.
The Enterprise Middle School math team earned second place and also qualified for the state competition. Team members are: Austin Wang, Nicolas Chang, Hannah Chavla, and Ajay Harilal. The EMS coach is parent Hailong Wang.
High school students get creative with their photography work (photo gallery)
Photography students from Hanford and Richland High Schools produce some excellent work. You can enjoy some of their photographs at the Photo Gallery web page. Some of these will be entered in the regional high school art show.
Richland School District bond issue election ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, February 14.
The $99 million bond issue addresses 10 facility improvement projects:
The Southeastern Washington High School Art Show is coming up later this month. Here are some of the entries from Richland High School.
A combined team from Carmichael and Enterprise Middle Schools earned the Innovative Solution Award at the FIRST Lego League Eastern Washington Finals January 21 in Spokane. The Zoomasters were honored for their project encouraging zoo specialization through the use of virtual reality technology.
Team members are: Nikhita Bontha – Enterprise, Jessica Boyd – Carmichael, Bella McDermott – Carmichael, and Liana Ruedel – Enterprise. The coaches are Jason McDermott, senior research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Kristin Ruedel, principal researcher at American Institutes for Research.