News from the Little Snake River journalism class

Wille and Mikesell take top school honors

The February "Students of the Month" have officially been announced.

This month, middle school student Morgan Wille and high school senior Ryan Mikesell won the awards. Morgan's teachers and nominator said she is an excellent student. She is dependable, responsible and has good leadership skills.

Morgan gets along with adults and her peers and is a role model for other students. She always goes beyond what is required of her. When told of her achievement, Morgan said, "This is really cool, and I want to thank everyone who helped me get the award."

Ryan Mikesell has made a good impression on the high school teachers, and it shows from their comments. Ryan's nominator and the teachers who voted for him said that he has shown positive leadership in our school. With his recent Voice of Democracy speech, he achieved a very high honor. He maintains his academic standards and is a positive role model for younger students. When Ryan heard that he had won, his response was, "Finally, I get Kevin's parking spot."

Both Ryan and Morgan will receive a $5 gift certificate to El Rio. Ryan will get the honor of parking in the very special "Student of the Month" parking area until the March winner is announced.

Congratulations, Ryan and Morgan, you both are great kids who deserve the wonderful recognition.

The speakers are back

The FFA speech and creed contest will be held Monday.

The freshman class has been working for weeks, memorizing the FFA Creed and preparing for questions. Sophomores, juniors and seniors have all written prepared speeches and are anxious to present them to the community.

The competition will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the school music room, and all community members are encouraged to attend.

Joseph Herold and Logan Adams will present their speeches, after freshmen Chance Englehart, Cora Foster, Alaska Burnell, Colton Orchard, Skyler Lee and Cierra Williams present the FFA Creed. The contest will get you caught up on the current issues facing agriculture today. So, mark your calendars and come out to hear the students present their speeches and creeds.

Four Days Of Freedom

Yes, students, you have heard right. We do have a four-day weekend next week.

Students will get to have Friday, Feb. 15, and Monday, Feb. 18, off. Teachers are not so lucky. They must attend school Friday for a Professional Development day but get to celebrate President's Day in the comfort of their own homes.

Friday will be a busy day for the entire staff. The elementary teachers will be taking a road trip to Rawlins to do an in-service on phonemic awareness. The middle school and high school teachers will meet with Dr. Leslie Rush on reading and writing in the content area.

Poker Run

Mark your calendars, everyone.

Sunday is the fifth annual Larry Ward Memorial Poker Run sponsored by the Little Snake River Lions Club.

The action begins at 10 a.m. Hands are $5 each, and it's $2 per hand to roll the dice for the deuces game. Prizes will be awarded at the Dixon Club following the poker run with a Lions Club chili dinner to fill your stomach for only $5 a plate. So, come on up to the mountain, have a fun time and win some prizes while you're at it.

Food, friends

and good music

The annual Snake River Community Church Valentine's Banquet is Feb. 17 in the multipurpose gym at the school. Cost per ticket is $15 and baby-sitting is available. For more information, call 383-2908. Reserve tickets before the dinner, because they cannot be purchased at the door. Call Paul Prestrud at 383-2908 for tickets.

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