Chelan native hosts basketball camp

Chelan native and NBA player Joe Harris hosted a basketball camp June 2-3 in Chelan. About 200 kids from kindergarten through eighth grade attended.
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Orondo School staff retiring

A retirement party will be held at Orondo School June 15 at 6 p.m. to honor four retiring staff members. The evening will include a potluck and opportunity for staff and the community to express words of thanks.
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Orondo School District selects new superintendent

By Darlene Paterson Empire Press Correspondent The Orondo School Board began seeking a new superintendent following the announcement that Superintendent/Principal Millie Watkins planned to retire at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Due to elementary school growth and the addition of eighth grade to the middle school, the board decided to divide the position and hire a part-time...
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Orondo Preschool holds graduation

Orondo Preschool graduation was held May 18. Parents, siblings, relatives and friends of the graduates gathered in the school multipurpose auditorium for the evening of celebration.
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AgForestry program is ‘life changing’ for participants

In this three-part series, Empire Press Correspondent Darlene Paterson interviewed three members of this year’s graduating class of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation (AgForestry) Program — Hannah Poush of Orondo, Emily Bautista-Herdt of Wenatchee and Jordan McDevitt of Leavenworth — about their experiences in the program. This is the concluding installment.
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AgForestry program focuses on leadership development

In this three-part series, Empire Press Correspondent Darlene Paterson interviewed three members of this year’s graduating class of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation (AgForestry) Program — Hannah Poush of Orondo, Emily Bautista-Herdt of Wenatchee and Jordan McDevitt of Leavenworth — about their experiences in the program. This is the second installment.
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Series | Growing up in Douglas Co.

This is the seventh in a series of articles featuring interviews with people who grew up (or are growing up) in Douglas County. The seventh interview is with Hannah (Podlich) Pousch.
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Series | AgForestry Program

Empire Press Correspondent Darlene Paterson recently interviewed three members of this year’s AgForestry Leadership Program graduating class. This is the first of a three-part series.
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Orondo holds second town hall

The second town hall meeting for Orondo community members was held April 11 in the Eagles Nest room at Orondo School.
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Changes coming at Orondo School

Orondo School Superintendent/Principal Millie Watkins is retiring at the end of this school year. Lance Young, who has been Watkins' assistant for the past four years, has been named as principal.
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