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Volleyball coaches rivals on court, friends off | Bonney Lake, Sumner
Sarah Wehmann, Bonney Lake Courier-Herald
October 20, 2014

The best game of the season for players and fans are often rivalry matches.

When a team faces its rival, there is more on the line, they know the opposing players and the game is more exciting.

The volleyball season is quickly coming to an end and the final game of the season will showcase the Panthers and the Spartans.

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Students practice walking to school safely
Ray Still, Bonney Lake Courier-Herald
October 20, 2014

In recognition of International Walk to School Day, more than 50 Daffodil Elementary students walked to their school with East Pierce Fire and Rescue clowns and the Sumner Police Department squad cars leading the way.

Walking to school is a great way for kids to get exercise and reduce traffic congestion near schools,” said East Pierce Fire Chief Jerry Thorson. “We are making every effort to raise awareness of pedestrian hazards and provide leadership and resources to keep kids safe and improve the quality of life in our communities.”

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High school marching bands compete at Tacoma Dome
Rob Carson, The News Tribune
October 18, 2014

For high school marching bands, Saturday was the big time.

Nineteen bands from three states — nearly 2,500 musicians in all — competed in the cavernous Tacoma Dome for the Bands of America Regional Championship.

“It’s not a place for beginners,” said Joe Carl, director of the 185-member Sumner High School Band. “We’ve been working all year for this.”

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Sumner School District welcomes new assistant superintendent
Eryn Akers, Puyallup Herald
October 14, 2014

The Sumner School District started its school year with a new assistant superintendent of instructional services, Laurie Dent, who has been in the district for 17 years and feels right at home.

"Being here has been great," Dent said. "You have that institutional knowledge, whereas if you were brand new it would take you years to learn."

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Interlocal recreation department signs on for another two years
Bonney Lake Courier-Herald
October 13, 2014

The Recreation Department of Bonney Lake and Sumner announced the completion of a two-year agreement with the Sumner School Board, extending after school and summer recreation programs for children, adults and families through 2016.

The announcement was made Oct. 7 at the Bonney Lake City Council.

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Sumner School District participates in the Great Washington Shakeout | Sumner
Bonney Lake Courier-Herald
October 11, 2014

Sumner School District is an official participant in the Washington State earthquake drill occurring October 16, 2014. This is the district’s 3rd year participating in the statewide drill which is an annual opportunity for students and staff to practice how to be safe during a big earthquake.

The Sumner School District works in partnership with local law enforcement, public safety and county emergency management to prepare for emergency conditions in our schools.

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Sumner to send 18 students to national FFA convention
Puyallup Herald
October 7, 2014

Eighteen Future Farmers of America (FFA) students from Sumner High School have qualified for the FFA National Convention in Louisville based on research projects and formal presentation they completed during the last year. The group is hosting a dinner and auction at 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 10) at the Sumner High School gymnasium.

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Bonney Lake student nominated for prestigious medical event
Bonney Lake Courier-Herald
October 6, 2014

Stephanie Gaskill, a senior at Bonney Lake High School, will be joining nearly two thousand of her peers as she attends the Congress of Future Medical Leaders this November in Washington D.C.

"I'm super interested in the medical field. I don't know exactly what I want to do yet, but I am leaning towards psychology," Gaskill said. Even though she is enrolled in Bonney Lake High School, Gaskill is in the running start program and takes evening classes at Pierce College, where her minor is psychology. Gaskill said that her main interest lies in child developmental psychology, "What makes us think what we do, or feel what we do."

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Sumner opens for Seahawks
Bonney Lake Courier-Herald
September 4, 2014

Soundgarden, Pharrell Williams…the Sumner High School Marching Band?  Sumner’s own band is participating in the NFL Kickoff Show at CenturyLink Field before the Seahawks’–and the NFL’s–season opener on Thursday, September 4.  No wonder they have been practicing through the streets lately!

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Sumner High band, cheerleaders on in prime time
Puyallup Herald
September 3, 2014

NFL fans across the world will be glued to their televisions Thursday night as the league kicks of its 2014 season.

Fans in the Puget Sound area should watch closely during the opening ceremonies on the field for Sumner High School’s purple and yellow colors.

Sumner’s band and cheerleaders have been invited to participate in the pregame ceremonies at CenturyLink Field in Seattle for the Seattle Seahawks‘ season-opening game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

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Spartan ASB officers kick off school year at Rotary
Sumner News Index
September 2, 2014

Sumner High School ASB President Jaron Scarbrough made his first appearance of the year at Sumner Rotary's weekly meeting today. For years, Spartan ASB presidents have been attending weekly Rotary meetings to fill the club in on activities at the school.

Joining Scarbrough today were Public Relations Officer Hashwinder Singh and ASB Spirit Coordinator Kaitlyn Meath.

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Sumner grad elected Student Body President for Zags
Ray Still, Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald
August 29, 2014

Conner House, a Sumner High School alum, was elected Student Body President at Gonzaga University last spring.

House, 21, said he starting thinking about student government in high school. He played football for three years at Sumner High School, but decided to run for Associated Student Body in his senior year.

“I found a calling through ASB that I didn’t have on the field,” House said. “It was a better way to build myself up.”

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