Published on Thu, May 22, 2008
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Blaine’s Evening of the Arts

Blaine high school art and music departments have scheduled their annual evening of the arts event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on May 29 at the Blaine performing arts center (PAC).

This event will feature student artwork and performances by student choirs and bands beginning at 7 p.m.

Tony Gonzalez, a painter from Bellingham, and Ron Boat, a local glass artist, will select winning artwork to receive awards.

Refreshments will be served.

Blaine student seeks donations for trip abroad

A Blaine high school student has been selected to perform with The Sound of America (SOA) honor band and chorus, a performance organization that travels nationally as well as internationally.

Nichole Morell, 15, who sang alto and soprano for the Blaine middle and high school choirs, will join SOA in their European concert tour in July.

She is scheduled to meet other student performers on the campus of Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania on July 4 for four days of intensive rehearsal and orientation.

The group will then depart from New York to Frankfurt, Germany and will present 10 performances in European concert halls and cathedrals during a 25-day tour. Morell said she is still looking to raise approximately $3,200 to help fund her trip.

For more information, call 371-2648. Donations are tax deductible.

Eighth-graders attend honor music festival in San Juans

Seven Blaine eighth graders attended the San Juan Music Educator’s Junior Honor Festival which was held earlier this month, including Jaclyn Adams, flute, Andrew Dahl, trumpet, Daulton Dougan, clarinet, Riley Lewis, clarinet, Carrlyn Mouw, flute, Cody Nagle, trumpet, and Emily Steelquist, clarinet.

Blaine technology students earn state awards

Eleven Blaine high school juniors and seniors brought home honors from the 25th Annual Washington Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference held in Everett last month. They placed in nine different individual and team events, earning seven firsts, four second places, a fourth place and two fifth place trophies. The eleven qualified for the National TSA Conference set for Orlando this June 28 to July 2.

The Borderites also got an up close and personal look at the Boeing Everett plant where the 747, 777 and the 787 Dreamliner are built.
Winners at the state level from Blaine included, in order of finish:
Extemporaneous presentation: high school individual: 1st place: Cody Richardson; 2nd place: Curtis Cartier; 5th place: Daniel Unser.

Film: high school team: 1st place: Cody Richardson, Craig Goff, Daniel Unser, Kevin Klemmt, and Tessa Freeman.

Imaging technology: high school individual: 1st place: Kelly McNutt; 2nd place Ashley Vincent.

Manufacturing prototype: high school team: 1st place: Ashley Vincent, Michelle Huber, and Molly Day.

On-demand video production: high school team: 2nd place: Cody Richardson, Craig Goff, Curtis Cartier, and Daniel Unser.
Prepared presentation: high school individual: 1st place: Tessa Freeman; 2nd place: Curtis Cartier.

Promotional graphics: high school individual: 4th place: Michelle Huber; 5th place: Molly Day.

Sciviz: high school team: 1st place: Kevin Klemmt, and Zachary Lynch.

Technical research & report writing: high school individual: 1st place: Daniel Unser.