SGS junior Jocelyn Thew competed in the level 8 State Gymnastics Championships this past weekend. In her age group, she tied for 1st place on Floor (State Floor Exercises Champion) with a 9.5. She also placed 2nd on Vault, 9th on Bars, and earned 4th place in the All-Around competition. She qualified for Regionals, which will be held in Corvallis, Oregon on April 14. Congratulations, Jocelyn!
Four Saint George's basketball players were recognized by the Spokesman-Review as top athletes at small schools (1A/2B/1B) in the S-R region. Erik Farias was named Player of the Year for boys basketball, with Xander Werkman also named to the S-R best team. For the girls, Abby Jones was named to the S-R best team and Lydia Bergquist was Honorable Mention. See the full S-R Article from the March 14 paper. Congratulations Dragons!
SGS 10th grader John DeForest has completed a week of racing at the Junior National Cross Country Ski Championship Meet in Anchorage. While he did not medal, the Pacific Northwest team won the Small-Team Alaska Cup award for most points accumulated by a team of 36 people or fewer. The Pacific Northwest Nordic Association, one of ten teams from all over the country, sent 36 skiers to the competition. John was one of four skiers from the Spokane Nordic team who competed. Good work, John!
Students in grades 5-7 have an adventurous opportunity to learn more about the SGS Outdoor Program by going on an overnight to Steamboat Rock State Park Campground on May 4-5. Melanie Mildrew, Director of Outdoor and Community Service Programs, will be chaperoning the trip along with Rick Petrini and Jim Tuck. This trip can accommodate up to 15 students, so if you are interested, please sign up ASAP by signing the waiver form on PowerSchool. The cost of the trip is $50.00 per person, which includes transportation, food, and campground fees. See the Flyer for Details.
Saint George's has signed up to staff a water station at Bloomsday on Sunday, May 5. For those of you not running or walking the race, this is a fun way to be involved with your school and the community. We need at least 150 volunteers to handle two shifts that day: 7am-10am and 10am-1pm. Many jobs are available: shift captains, set up, clean up, table captains, t-shirt organizer, and volunteers to hand out water and cheer on the runners. If you are interested in volunteering at the SGS Bloomsday Water Station, please contact Russell Werkman.
SGS 10th grader John DeForest is competing at the Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships this week (March 10-15) in Anchorage, Alaska. He goes to the competition ranked 7th among 15- and 16-year olds in the Pacific Northwest Region. John, whose first ski coach was former SGS math teacher Judson Ford, qualified for the meet over the course of five races in Washington, Oregon, and Utah this winter. He races both classic style (skis parallel to each other) and freestyle (like skating). The competition includes both sprints and distance races up to 5 km. Go John!
Saint George's basketball players received All-League honors for outstanding seasons. Erik Farias was named MVP for the Northeast 2B North League, and Xander Werkman and Ben Adams were First Team selections. Dan Rigsby was named to the Second Team, while boys coach Ryan Peplinski was named Coach of the Year! On the girls side, Lydia Bergquist and Abby Jones were named to the NE 2B North First Team, and Cambrie Rickard was a Second Team selection. Congratulations to all of these Dragons!
See a Highlight Video of the boys basketball team's State 2B Championship Game, as well as a Photo Gallery of the Dragons who finished 2nd in State. Congratulations to Erik Farias, who was named to the State 2B Tournament's First Team, while Ben Adams and Xander Werkman were named to the tournament's Second Team.
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