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A Week in Washington D.C.

A Week in Washington D.C.

Barb Franz was one of two teachers from Washington State to be honored in Washington D.C. by President Barack Obama for their work in math and science. She's an kindergarten teacher at North Elementary in Moses Lake. We featured her earlier this month when she first learned of her award. It had been a long nomination process for her. Subtraction was the focus of her portfolio when she was nominated for the award in 2010.

"Washington potato group pushes for school vegetable bars"

What's not to love about a plate full of delicious vegetables? Apparently, kids don't like them. The Washington State Potato Commission is trying to change that by introducing a "vegetable bar" to ten schools in Washington State. I'm imagining warm and mushy carrots, french-cut green beans and soggy broccoli. Say it isn't so.

The commission has submitted to the Washington State Department of Agriculture an application for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant for putting hot vegetable bars in school cafeterias.

727 Pilot for a Day

727 Pilot for a Day

Most auctions offer signed sports memorabilia, wine baskets and vacation packages but Big Bend Community College Foundation's annual Cellerbration auction on May 21st is offering something unique; a once in a lifetime ride behind the yoke of a 727.  The lucky bidder will get to taxi a 727 around the Grant County International Airport.   The winner will sit in the captain's seat and drive the plane around the airport before parking the plane and shutting the engine down.  The package includes pictures of the special drive and room for four friends

Bridgeport On 'Pins And Needles' For President's Decision

Bridgeport On 'Pins And Needles' For President's Decision

Bridgeport High School in Central Washington will have to wait a few more days to find out if President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement speech at their school.

Bridgeport expected to hear the answer on Friday, but Superintendent Scott Sattler said that because of how busy The White House has been following the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the President has not had ample time to decide on a school.

Sattler says he and the students will be on pins and needles all weekend as they await word from Washington D.C.

Elementary School Teacher Wins National Honors

Elementary School Teacher Wins National Honors

Things like this don't come around every day. Barb Franz, is one of eighty-five math and science teachers from across the nation to be honored by President Barack Obama during a reception and ceremony later this year in Washington D.C.

She's been with North Elementary in Moses Lake teaching kindergarten since 1984. Her career started in 1981 teaching in Kennewick at the Bethalem Lutheran School.

She received the news recently that she was selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians and educators across the State of Washington.

Big Bend Community College's State of the College Address

Big Bend Community College's State of the College Address

No layoffs occurred this year at Big Bend Community College, though unfilled positions will stay vacant. This was stated at the school's annual State of the College by the institute's president, Bill Bonaudi, on Tuesday. Budget cuts have been an issue at the school, but Bonaudi says, "there's still a lot of student success stories."

Spring Break Starts With Phony Bomb Threat In Moses Lake

Friday afternoon, as students were leaving Moses Lake High School for spring break, several notes were found claiming there was a bomb in one of the classrooms.

The police were called to the school and the campus was evacuated.

No device was found.

During the evacuation some students left campus without being able to pick up their possessions. The school district advises the office at Moses Lake High School will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday so students can pick up their things.