Friday, October 24, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Kids in the news: Holmes student heads for state Geographic Bee, Harper student to Miss Teen pageant

By
From page A8 | March 26, 2013 |

Emma-Shane Cowan will compete in the Miss Jr. Teen division of an upcoming regional pageant. Courtesy photo

Holmes Junior High School student Sam Goidell will compete in the 2013 California National Geographic Bee in Sacramento on Friday, April 5.

In order to reach the competition, Sam won his school’s geographic bee and then took a qualifying test that was submitted to the National Geographic Society.

Sam, an eighth-grader, also competed in the state competition last year and finished tied for sixth place. The bee features students in grades 4-8, with the state winner heading to the Washington, D.C., for the national finals.

***************

Emma-Shane Cowan, a student at Harper Junior High School in Davis, was selected recently to participate in the 2013 Miss Teen Sacramento/Stockton pageant competition, which will take place Sunday, April 7, in Sacramento.

Emma, a Woodland resident, will compete in the Miss Jr. Teen division, one of four divisions that will feature girls and teens ages 7-19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear. Emma also will show off her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with a judging panel.

The winner of the pageant will represent the Sacramento region at a national competition in Orlando, Fla. Emma is sponsored by The Gifted Penguin in Woodland, and additional sponsors are being sought. For more information, call 877-403-6678.

***************

The Davis High School academic decathlon team finished another successful year, once again capping the season with a trip to the California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento. The team, representing Yolo County, competed in the state-level competition March 15-16, with student Rami Rashmawi being named Davis High’s highest-scoring student and 12th highest-scoring in the state overall.

***************

“Let the Battle Begin!” was the cry heard in the multipurpose room at Patwin Elementary School on March 14 as 26 groups of third- and fourth-graders prepared to face off during an intense Battle of the Books. For the previous few weeks, the students had been reading the seven books chosen by school librarian Wendy Chason. After the nearly hourlong “battle,” three groups were declared winners.

Winning the ultimate prize — a pizza party in the library — were Austin Thornburgh, Jack Stilling, Nick Kennedy, Garret Milner, Lucas Seban, Joey Kunkel, Itai Kalman, Hwanhee Cho, Olivia Price, Dahlia Kraus, Sophie Russell and Josie Beoshanz.

Battle judges included parents, retired school librarians and former Patwin students. The Battle of the Books for fifth- and sixth-grade students is scheduled to take place in early May.

Comments

comments

Anne Ternus-Bellamy

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    Courageous Thompson tapped for cycling shrine

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    UC researchers: How low-water can our landscapes go?

    By Katie F. Hetrick | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Testimony begins in Winters murder trial

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    A-Z: Downtown Davis is the place to celebrate

    By Kimberly Yarris | From Page: C1

     
    Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Cloud business lifts Microsoft’s quarterly results

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Can you give them a home?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Scientists work to save endangered desert mammal

    By Kat Kerlin | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Host families needed for students and teachers from Mexico

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Halloween Dance set Friday for teens

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Yoga and chanting workshop planned

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Downtown menu: coffee, boba tea, dessert

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: C3

     
    Day of the Dead folk art class set

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Flea Market planned Sunday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Enjoy A Taste of Capay at historic ranch

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Red-hot tunes set at Blues Harvest

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Learn how to fill a cornucopia with flowers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Video highlights Props. 1 and 2

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    ‘Homeopathy at Home’ program planned

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Celebrate origami at Davis library

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Garden sale and open house features water-wise demos

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: C4

    Meet Poppenga at dog park Sunday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Bay Bridge art project needs $4 million to keep shining

    By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Weir honored, a year early

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Explorit: Poison-proof your home with free lecture

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A6

    For a good cause

    By Fred Gladdis | From Page: A6

     
    Americans, internationals make connections

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

    Sutter auxiliary seeks volunteers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

     
    School board hopefuls discuss homework policy

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7

    Project Linus seeks donations

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Walkers welcome to join Sierra Club outings

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    .

    Forum

    The magic is long gone

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    What’s next with Ebola?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    More theories on the abstention

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Rights beget responsibilities

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Water returns to its source

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    A solution to the drought

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Experience nature’s treasures

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Subs have other concerns

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

    .

    Sports

    Bump, set, playoffs: Blue Devil girls clinch spot in postseason

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggies expect a bonny meeting in Sacramento

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    DHS footballers take on Pleasant Grove

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Bye No. 2 comes at perfect time for nicked-up UCD

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Shhh. Are Aggie women BWC’s best-kept secret?

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

     
    UCD roundup: Preseason awards roll in for Aggie hoopster Hawkins

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    Sharks suffer from road woes

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    ‘St. Vincent:’ Quite a character

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    Rumpledethumps to play at Village Homes Performers’ Circle

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

    DMTC plans ‘My Fair Lady’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

     
    Czech Philharmonic Orchestra to perform

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    Calling all artists for upcoming show

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    .

    Business

     
    Car Care: Five things to ask yourself when shopping for a new vehicle

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B7

    .

    Obituaries

    Lewis Melvin Dudman

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Ann Foley Scheuring

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, October 24, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B3