NCESD Education Foundation awards teacher classroom grants

WENATCHEE — Teachers from Eastmont, Brewster, Bridgeport, Mansfield, Palisades and Waterville have been awarded classroom grants from the North Central Educational Service District Education Foundation. They are among 93 teachers from throughout North Central Washington awarded $31,000 in grants this year in the areas of literacy, STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math),...
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Brewster among schools receiving honors

WENATCHEE — Seven schools within the North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) area have been awarded School of Distinction honors by the Center for Educational Effectiveness. Each school was recognized as one of the 5 percent highest improving schools in the state of Washington for increased English language arts/math achievement and graduation rate over the past five...
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Lodge donates to Boys & Girls Club

BREWSTER — Hermanos Del Arte Masonic Lodge in Brewster recently made a $5,000 donation to support the Brewster Boys & Girls Club. The donation benefited children in the communities of Bridgeport, Pateros and Brewster.
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Our College Students

News of college students from the Empire Press coverage area The University of Washington SEATTLE — The following students were named to the spring quarter 2017 dean’s list at The University of Washington. Eligible students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while completing at least 12 graded credits. Brewster: Olivia Perez, Sally Romo Bridgeport: William Dodson East...
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Pictorial Past | Brewster depot faces closure

Brewster Mayor Howard Gamble, left, and Wally Schulke, manager of a fruit warehouse, discuss how best to address a proposal by the Great Northern Railway in 1964 that the depot in the background be closed. The issue met with resistance from local residents as well as business and agriculture officials.  (Provided photo/Wenatchee World...
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Pacific Science Center brings program to the area

NCW — The Pacific Science Center will bring its traveling “Jolts and Volts” program to several North Central Washington communities next week. Electricity will be illuminated in a series of experiences including the Van de Graaf generator and Tesla coil. The program is for all ages and will be held at 2 and 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Wenatchee Public Library; 11 a.m. Aug. 3 at...
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Honor rolls and awards from area schools

Honor rolls and awards from schools in the Empire Press circulation area   Brewster Junior/Senior High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Senior: Angie Vazquez Junior: Maret Miller Sophomores: Jose Luis Carrillo, Lisbeth Guzman, Nathan Rios, Elizabeth Stam, Jose Villanueva-Flores Freshmen: Carlos Garcia, Andrea McKinney Eighth grade: Cade Gebbers Seventh...
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Stronger Schools grants are awarded

WENATCHEE — Brewster, Bridgeport and Waterville were among several North Central Washington schools and districts recently awarded Stronger Schools grants by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. The grant program provides up to $5,000 for schools serving pre-K through 12 to enrich experiences for students, support teacher development, and provide opportunities for schools to...
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School staff members honored for excellence

NCW — The North Central Education Service District recently honored certified and classified school staff in the four-county region with Excellence in Education awards. The awards were presented during a May 2 banquet. The winners from Douglas County include Jenny Sanon and Luana Gavin, Bridgeport; Diane Holman, Angie Velazquez, Shannon Weldy, Dennis Wheeler, Randy Dunlap and Terry Gere,...
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Fundraiser for Brewster Boys & Girls Club

BREWSTER — The Brewster Boys & Girls Club will host its second annual fundraising golf event on May 22 at Gamble Sands, 200 Sands Trail Road in Brewster. The 4-person, 18-hole shotgun start scramble starts at noon. Cost for a foursome is $750, which includes brunch at 10 a.m., a raffle and warm-up at 11 a.m., and burgers and brats following golf. Space is limited. Deadline to register is...
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