There are some stars in the midst of our community that need to be recognized. Starting way back on May 27, the B League Regional High School Track meet was held in Ellensburg. Glenwood's team under the leadership of Coach Tom Eldred made a great showing at the meet.
Then Cheney hosted the B League State Track Meet that was held June 2-4. Again the GHS team put Glenwood on the map. Returning state champion discus thrower Mitch Wheelhouse dominated that event and came within two inches of the state record. Teammate Tanner Beeks placed just out of the medals in the discus throw. Mitch threw for a second place finish in the shot put event. Tony Leiter competed in the pole vault, but "no-heighted" due to equipment difficulties. Kayleigh King placed just out of the medals in the women's discus throw. Congratulations to each of the competitors and Coach Tom Eldred on their outstanding year.
Teammates Mitch Wheelhouse and Tanner Beeks intend to expand their field competition on to the collegiate level. Mitch will be competing for Eastern Oregon State College in LaGrande, Ore., while Tanner will be competing on Clark College's team in Vancouver. Good luck gentlemen as you continue your competition at the next level.
2002 GHS graduate Jenna Dean represented the Washington State Cougars at the 24th Women's annual NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The meet was held at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex in Sacramento, Calif., June 8-11. Jenna competed an outstanding junior year at WSU, and was ranked 9th nationally going into the meet in Sacramento. She also set a WSU school record women's javelin throw of 169-7 earlier this spring. Jenna placed 21st in the meet in Sacramento with a throw of 144-4. Congratulations, Jenna.
2002 GHS graduate Chelsey Wheelhouse competed at the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championship the end of May in Louisville, Ky. Chelsey, who competed for Eastern Oregon State College, contested in the hammer throw. She qualified for her second trip to nationals at the Central Washington University Spike Art Invitational on April 16 with a hammer throw of 152-10.
The Glenwood Homemakers are offering a continuing education scholarship this year. The scholarship is in the amount of $300, and is open to all Glenwood residents (except 2005 graduating seniors) who plan to begin or continue higher education this fall. Application deadline is July 15. For more information or to request an application, contact Eileen Fletcher, 395-1234 (work), 364-3590 (home) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Get well wishes are extended to Derwin Bloom after his recent surgery. We hope he's up and at 'em real soon.
Participants in the annual Glenwood "Ketchum Kalf Rodeo Parade" included: Oop Burgin and two-year-old grandson Austin Charters, Harry Miller, Jason Throop, Trino Murillo and Angel Murillo; Ketchum Kalf Rodeo Queen Alicia Partlow; Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo Queen Lacey West; Queen candidate Sophia West; Fort Dalles Day Queen Jessica West; Fort Vancouver Queen Jassica Crouch; Queen candidate Tabitha Holce; Miss NPRA Queen Robin Salle; Alder Creek Rodeo Queen Jessica Gunnier; Goldendale Jr. Rodeo Queen Kelsey Gunnier; Little Miss Rodeo Washington Queen Jackie Miller; Queen candidate Sequoia Cook; Broken Spur Rodeo Queen Alyssa Christensen; Arlington Saddle Club Queen Marissa Potter; Glenwood Horse 4-H Club; parade floats by Steinbach Enterprises (Bruce Steinbach) and The Jungle Bunnies (the Murray Ladies); vehicles by Mt. Adams Community 4-H float, DNR Glenwood Wildlands Brush Rig, Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department; Glenwood Ambulance; Skyline Ambulance.