Etcetera - 12/20/10

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Walla Walla High School classmates are banding together to plan the Class of 2001's 10-year reunion. The organizing committee selected the weekend of July 23 for the event, said Cleo K. Peterson. They are seeking e-mail addresses and current phone numbers for those classmates interested in attending. Contact wahiclassof2001@gmail.com . "We are attempting to go paperless by sending out electronic invitations," Cleo said. Yet if that's not possible, provide a mailing address as well. Also see them on Facebook under group "Walla Walla High School Class of 2001." For more details, call Cleo at 301-8286.

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Eighth-graders at Pioneer Middle School are raising funds for their Washington, D.C., trip by selling Big Cheese Pizza certificates for a large gourmet pizza for $10. It's an $8 savings, the Dec. 10 online Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review noted. The certificates are good until October 2011 and would make great stocking stuffers, organizers said. Checks may be made out to Big Cheese Pizza and put "Eighth-Grade D.C. Trip" on the note line. Contact Pioneer teacher Dan Calzaretta for more details at 527-3050 or dcalzaretta@wwps.org.

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Lincoln Alternative High School hosted its first annual talent show and Mexican-Spiced Cocoa & Cookies Social on Dec. 15 in the school gym. The event was in support of the district's Holiday Food Drive. Admission was a nonperishable food item and/or donation to "THE LIFT" Lincoln's After-School Program. All food donations will go to Blue Mountain Action Council's Food Bank. Jeremy Gradwohl is The LIFT, 21st century program director.

For more details, contact him at Lincoln Alternative High School, 421 S. Fourth Ave., or call 509-526-8516.

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Community volunteers are being sought to serve on the Walla Walla High School Class of 2011 Senior Presentation panel.

Panelists will listen as seniors share their personal stories, successes and struggles, academic accomplishments, community volunteer experiences and future plans.

Volunteers may sign up for multiple panel dates, but will only need to attend the training session on the first day they have selected to participate.

Senior Presentation Panel Dates are Feb. 14-15; March 23-24.

To sign up, contact Mira Gobel, Wa-Hi associate principal at 509-527-3020 or e-mail mkgobel@wwps.org .

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