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Middle school choirs win gold standard awards at state festival

Story and photo by Duniway and Patton middle school choral director.

Last Friday, Duniway Middle School Advanced Choir and Patton Middle School Advanced Choir went to Wilsonville High School to participate in the Oregon Chapter of the American Choral Director Association Middle School Choral Festival. 

Middle schools from around the Willamette Valley come to this festival to perform and be judged with the same criteria as the high school choir.

Newby student story wins praise in Arts Alliance of Yamhill County writing contest

Newby fifth grader Logan Ferry was recognized for his short story, Reborn, in the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County Paper Gardens writing contest

Logan received his award at a literary celebration at Chemeketa Community College Yamhill Vallley Campus on April 18. He was one of three students honored in the children's prose, short story category.  He is in Jeff Strobel's classroom at Newby.

Patton junior thespians teach elementary students

Photo and story by Patton teacher Emily Ward. Pictured: Second Grader McKenzie with Zoe Blanchard, Caitlin Kuberski, and Katie Allison.

On April 11, fifteen students from Patton's junior thespian troupe offered our very first elementary drama camp. Five lucky second graders and five awesome fourth and fifth graders were taught basic stage presence through drama games.

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