Congratulations to the 4th and 5th grade Math Is Cool teams who represented SGS at the State Masters competition in Moses Lake this past Saturday, May 18. The fourth-grade team of Ava Bot, Adam Ling, Preston Sevigny, Taylor Teague, and alternate Adrian Rooney was coached by Rick Petrini. Coached by Sam Wyss, the fifth graders at the competition were Matthew Longstreth, Megan Neiwert, Britta Ohnback, Per Sande, and alternate Regan Thomas. Both teams were great ambassadors for the school and displayed teamwork and confidence at a tough competition. Go Dragons!
SGS 10th grader Katie Carter was selected as a Princess to the Spokane Valleyfest Court. The scholarship program included 6-weeks of leadership training before the coronation on April 20. She rode in the Lilac Parade on May 18 and will be involved in a variety of community events in the Valley and across the Spokane area throughout the coming year. Congratulations, Katie!
SGS parents and families are invited to a free performance of "The Toy Shop" by Inland Northwest Opera on Thursday, May 23, from 2-3pm in Founders Theater. Students in grades K-7 will attend the performance.
“The Toy Shop” tells the tale of a toymaker and two of his mechanical dolls who wish they were real. All the while, a troublesome magician plots to steal the dolls from the shop, according to a preview in the Spokesman-Review. The cast includes local performers as well as opera students from the University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University. “It’s got a lot of comedy, props and good actors," says Dawn Wolski, the company’s general director, in another S-R story. "They’ll be in the audience a little bit, enlisting the kids help, and really helping them see that art is fun.” The show is travelling to other local schools as part of INO’s Opera-tunities program.
Junior Ben Clark created a guitar out of recycled parts for a Spanish class project. He was inspired by the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, where students whose families work on a giant garbage dump play musical instruments made from recycled materials by a local craftsman. (See a segment from 60 Minutes about the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay.) Watch a short Video of Ben playing his guitar and explaining how he put it together.
The 5th graders staged the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on May 16-17 in Founders Theater. It featured the Wonka Sisters, a bunch of spoiled children, green-haired Umpa Lumpas, and one lucky Charlie. See a Photo Gallery of the show and hear videos of them singing "The Candy Man," "I Want It Now" and "Pure Imagination." To order a DVD of the full performance, contact Philip at KDK One Digital Media.
Here is a service opportunity working on trails that our students use near campus. Riverside State Park will be leading a trail maintenance project in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 8. This event will be followed by a BBQ provided by the Riverside State Park Foundation. They can use volunteers, so go to the following link for Information and Registration to learn more and sign up to help!
Saint George's boys tennis team has won the State Academic Championship for the fifth straight year! Their average grade point of 3.612 was the highest of any 2B school in the state of Washington. Go Dragons!
Saint George's #1 girls doubles team of Grace Generous and Maria Madero took 4th place at Regionals on Friday, May 17 at Whitworth's indoor courts after rain forced the action inside. They advance to the State Championships in Yakima this coming weekend. SGS boys doubles team of Nik Chaudhry and Ethan Wu played well, but did not advance against tough competition from 1A schools. The boys doubles team of Aidan Reichel and Tariq Ravasia were one of the only teams at Regionals without a senior player. "I believe they were the youngest team at Regionals, which feels very promising for their upcoming seasons!" says coach Meghan Anderson. And Daniel Zhao battled through a knee injury for his final game as an SGS tennis player. Congratulations to all of the Dragons who competed at Regionals!
Saint George's boys won their first District 7 golf title in school history on May 13, edging out Colfax by 2 points. That ended a streak of four straight district titles for the Colfax boys. Michael McCarthy shot an even par 72, hitting all 18 greens in regulation to finish tied for 3rd overall for the District Tournament. His brother, Patrick, captured the 11th and final spot at the state tournament, making par on #18 at Meadowwood to beat a Lind Ritzville player by 1 shot. These two will represent SGS this week at the State Tournament in Tumwater.
Beyond the McCarthy brothers, all five players contributed to the team victory. "Winston Poppell made a big push on day 2 to finish 14th, Hunter Johnson hung in there after a rocky start to finish 15th, and Caleb Flegel played consistently throughout to finish 17th," said coach Brad Kirsch. "If any of these three had slid more than two spots in the final standings, we wouldn’t have beat Colfax. Power in numbers and they came through!"
On the girls’ side, Liv Senske also qualified for the State Tournament, shooting a 98 -- the first time she had broken 100 in a tournament setting. She finished 10th overall to earn her first trip to State! See a Photo Gallery of the Dragon golfers at the District tournament.
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