Congratulations to Darlene and Dennis Humphrey on the birth of their new granddaughter. Natalie Ann was born on Aug. 18 to David and Jill Humphrey. She weighed in at 7 pounds 2.5 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Darlene and Lonnie Dean were visiting family in Ceres, Calif., when Natalie made her early appearance. Both Natalie and Jill are home and doing fine. Natalie joins her "big sister" Riley, who is 21-months-old, in the Humphrey home.
Glenwood School started on Aug. 29. The staff started work on Monday and was treated to a light breakfast by the school plus a great lunch provided by the Glenwood PTO. The school would like to welcome all students back.
There are several new staff members at Glenwood School this year. We would like to welcome Cal McRae as the new superintendent of Glenwood Schools. Mr. McRae comes to the school with a lot of experience in education and administration and we are looking forward to a great year under his leadership. Mr. McRae moved to Glenwood from Thorp with his wife Eddie during the summer. He has been working hard most of the summer getting ready for the beginning of the new school year.
Glenn Wood has been hired as a new shop teacher for the school. He will be teaching three wood shop classes to students in grades 7-12. Mr. Wood brings a lot of experience from industry to this class and it will be a great addition to the class offerings for students.
The Glenwood School has received a federal grant titled 21st Century Rural Opportunities Grant. Jensi Smith has been hired as the grant coordinator and Rachel Throop is the assistant coordinator. They will be planning a lot of after school activities and extended learning opportunities for students. There will be a "Celebration of Community" on Sept. 15. So, mark your calendar. All community members will be receiving an invitation by mail for this event.
High school girls have already started volleyball practice and are gearing up for a great season. Their first game will be at Glenwood on Sept. 7 with Riverside School. The junior high team started its practices on Wednesday morning at 6:30. The junior high team's first game is scheduled for Sept. 13 at Glenwood with Centerville. The drill/cheer squad has been practicing already for its new season. The girls had a camp at the school during the summer and performed their new routine at the assembly on the first day of school. To catch their next performance, call or visit the school.
Congratulations to all of the 4-H and open class participants in the Klickitat County Fair. There were a lot of blue ribbons earned by Glenwood exhibitors. Ashley Woodward had the grand champion steer, Chelsy Wheelhouse had reserve champion steer, and Trent Steinbach had the reserve champion swine. Fernando Murrillo was the top intermediate showman for beef. Margaret Throop took "Top of Show" for her needle work entry in open class and Kay Carr earned "Judge's Choice" for her jelly entry. Congratulations again to all of the participants for their excellent work this year.
4-H Foods Day was Aug. 7 at the Goldendale Grange. Only two Glenwood students participated in this activity and both of them did a really good job. Tim Kuhnhausen got a blue ribbon in "my favorite food" competition. He made a Mexican Dip. he also got blue ribbons for the brown bag lunch and the table setting area. Tim won a red ribbon in judging. Katie Gamble got a blue ribbon for her entry in "my favorite food." She made pancakes and scrambled eggs. She also got a blue ribbon for the judging contest. Terry Arnold is the Foods 4-H Leader.