Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was a popular destination for Anacortes Middle School students participating in a job shadow program Thursday organized by the Anacortes Rotary Club. About 90 students signed up to visit a job site and then have lunch with Rotarians at the Skyline Beach Club.
Thomas Belisle was invited to “come on down” and be a contestant on “The Price is Right.” Watch the show at 10 a.m. Thursday on KIRO (channel 7).
The newest production by Anacortes Community Theatre is a popular ghost thriller mystery with just two actors on stage and lots of movement behind the scenes.
“The Woman in Black,” which opens Friday night, is based on the 1983 novel by Susan Hill. The story was also made into a film of the same name with Daniel Radcliffe last year, but director Elizabeth Lundquist said that the screenplay is very different from the play.
An organized binder, better grades and a group of friends.
Those are some of the things students in Advancement Via Individual Determination say they’ve gotten out of the program. About 160 students attended the second annual AVID celebration May 16 to have lunch, do some team-building and share their experiences.
AVID is aimed at helping middle-performing students get an extra boost. It is designed to help the students prepare for and succeed in colleges and universities. Students in the program commit themselves to improvement and preparation for college.
AVID teaches study skills and writing and reading strategies. It helps students study for the SAT and with filling out financial aid and scholarship applications. The class includes visits to area colleges and universities.
AVID started in Anacortes in 2008 with classes in eighth and ninth grades.
Hundreds of teens filled the Cinerama Theater in downtown Seattle May 14 for a special film showing.
More than a dozen students from Anacortes High School were among the students who sat with their friends, ate popcorn, laughed and nudged each other, gasped at the most striking moments on the big screen, and applauded when the credits rolled after award-winning films on the Tuesday afternoon.
What made the event special was that the filmmakers were fellow students, and they were sitting in the audience. Students from more than 20 schools submitted nearly 400 entries to the Northwest High School Film Festival this year, and 33 of the films were awarded trophies of excellence in 13 categories.
Students from Anacortes High School took home 11 of the awards — along with seven honorable mentions.
The Anacortes Waterfront Festival, with boat rides, races and festival fare, is coming to town Saturday and Sunday.