The third-graders are participating in an IditaRead race to Nome. For every 15 minutes a student reads, he or she gets to move one checkpoint closer to Nome. There will be a Nome celebration March 19 for all children completing the trail.
Students in Mr. Vedders' and Mr. Knudsen's classes learned how to tie fishing flies. Each student was provided a vice and all the necessary materials by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Students tied flies in the four stages of a developing salmon: egg, eyed egg, alevin and fry. The teachers and students would like to thank all of the fishery biologists and parent volunteers who made the activity a success.
The staff would like to congratulate the winners of the Kenai Middle School-Mountain View talent show. EJ Ismael won first place. Second place went to Chelsea O'Hara and third place was McKenna Murray.
Congratulations also to the school's forensics winners: Ben Gilman, first, Jacob Iverson, second, Rebecca Satathite, Rikki Riley and Kenny Mayer, tied for third, fifth-grade humorous poetry; Kendra Ashwell, first, and Cody Stephenson, second, fifth-grade nonhumorous poetry; Lincoln Wensley, first, and Zach Sonnichsen, second, fifth-grade humorous prose; Amber Chapman, Marisa Guest, Andrea Olsen and Ella Stephens, first, and Natalie Kurzendoerfer, Brandon Hoy and Amanda Goss, second, fifth-grade multiple prose; Jennifer Lackey, Kristina Taylor and Sierra Aguilar, first, Shaele Bryant, Courtney Parker and Kendra Dukowitz, second, and Dedra Ming and Saraya Coburn, third, fifth-grade multiple poetry; Morgan Cunningham, first, Issac Cryer, second, and Mary Pat Mills, third, fifth-grade interpretive reading; Zack Moore and Zack Weisz, first, Aubrey Rizzo and Cece Missik, second, and Rachel Quiriarte and Jessica Petrey, third, fifth-grade multiple interpretive reading McKenna Murray, first, Alice Han, second, and Cameron Rupe, third, fourth-grade humorous poetry; Mariah McDonald, first, and Carolyn Kiefer, second, fourth-grade nonhumorous poetry; Joe Sandahl and George Navarre, first, and Stromi Backus, Barbara Smith and David Charlesworth, second, fourth-grade multiple prose; Brad Bible and Colton Hayes, first, Isabella Jukic and Melanie Wortham, second, and Michael Kivi and Johnny Turx, third, fourth-grade multiple poetry; David Dormady, first, Lucy Carreon, second, and Morgan Wensley, Lauren Schams and Haylee Hunter, tied for third, fourth-grade interpretive reading; Bailey Beeson, Hali Carter, McKenna Dunn, Kierra Isham, EJ Ismael, Brandon McCauley and Jordan Childers, first, Jennifer Hamman, Liz Baker, Olivia Vasquez-Alarcon, Mikaila Wolf and Alecia O'Brien, second, and Michael Rubalcava, Mitchel Rubalcava, Anson McCue and Olivia Fair, third, fourth-grade multiple interpretive reading; Madison Cunningham, first, third-grade humorous poetry; Molly Pellegram, first, Josh Barton, second, and Lindsey Pabst, third, third-grade nonhumorous poetry; Duane Poage, first, third-grade humorous prose; Christine Blackburn, first, third-grade nonhumorous prose; Krystal Dunn, Rebecca Andrew, Emily Philibert, Kaitlyn Louthan, Trevva Middaugh, Shantel Evans and KK Smith, first, third-grade multiple prose; Haley Conti, first, Steven Young, second, and Forest Carlson, third, third-grade interpretive reading; Joy Wannamaker, Madison Westover, Ben Mills and Krystal Hamman, first, Destiny Watkins, Natasha Mistecka, Krissa Bulin, Sydney Taylor, Tanner Kelley and Bobby Bushnell, second, and Spencer Jones, Nicolina Tromblee, Jenna Calhoun and Garrett Berg, third, third-grade multiple interpretive reading; and Shaylee Rizzo, first, and Colin Attleson, second, third-grade storytelling.
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