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Purr Extra June 5, 2015

Jul 22, 2016



(Vol. 88, No. 9) In its 88th year, the Bengal's Purr is the award-winning student newspaper of Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Idaho.

  • Prom Recap, Page 2

    Sports News,Page 3

    Summer Events,Page 5


    The Auto 3 class taught by Jim Coo-per completed training this spring to service the air conditioning systems in vehicles of LHS students and commu-nity members.The service typically takes one to two days to complete with a minimum cost of about $10 for vehicles from 1994 or newer. Service for older vehicles can cost more, according to Cooper. This is for the car that is cooling but [is] not quite as cold as it used to be, Cooper said. All AC systems leak a little but after several years, even if it is cooling, it is best to have the vehicle serviced to make sure it is full.Major leaks in the system can result in expensive repairs. he said Auto students finished shop work May 15 in time to host the senior barbeque. The class will continue providing auto repairs and maintenance in the coming school years. Those who would like to schedule an appointment can email [email protected]


    Due to a theft at Tammany Alternative Center this school year, the Lewiston High School Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) group continues to recollect its stolen money for its trip to nationals in Washington, DC. The FCCLA group will travel July 3-9 with LHS adviser Joy Boettcher and TAC advisor Mindy Pals. This spring the FCCLA fundraisers included selling products from Pampered Chef.

    Forty Lewiston students competed at the national level for the 2015 DECA competition in Orlando, Florida, April 25-28. Students representing LHS in the Dis-tributive Education Clubs of America included Autumn Cole, who made it to the final round for advertising cam-

    paigns, p l a c -ing in the top 18 na-

    tionally. Meanwhile, Dionne Hughes finished eighth overall for marketing research and Lexi Damato placed in the top 10 for Business Services Operations Research. (Our) Strengths are our sophomores in their role plays and the juniors who qualified in the marketing research events, said John Potter, who advises DECA at LHS.



    DECA places at nationals

    FCCLA to replace funds for DC trip

    Auto Club services community vehicles

    The Lewiston High School Auto 3 class trains to service vehicles in the LHS Industri-al Technology Center. Photo by Jasmine Allen.

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    Homecoming football game

    Bengal Olympics makeovers

    Military appreciation camo football night


    grow at LHS, Adviser Tracy Carpenter plans to team up with teachers such as Ricky Guzman, John Potter and others. Its about time we get the students and staff involved in doing good for others, remarked Carpenter. The club holds regular meetings every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Room 202. Advisers note: Key Club members elect-ed the reporter of this story as their vice president.

    Key Club hopes to grow

    Key Club recently held officer elec-tions at Lewiston High School, Thurs-day, May 7.. The officers for the coming year in-clude junior Maureen Mannshreck (president), junior Jasmine Allen (vice president), sophomore Zack Allen (treasurer) and sophomore Mikayla Johnson (secretary). Key Club, according to its website, is an international student-led organi-zation provides its members with op-portunities to build character, provide service, and develop leadership. In the coming year officers plan to im-plement multiple community services and social development activities to help benefit LHS and the surrounding community. With the hope that Key club could


    Prom took place Saturday May 2 at the Elks Lodge. Lewiston High School Students voted seniors Thomas Pearson and Amy Wren as Prom King and Queen, respectively. In order to be nominated, stu-dents must display diligence toward


    Students masquerade at prom

    Bengals compete at HOSA statelakialeonardreporter

    From April 11 to April 13, LHS stu-dents Maria Uptmor, Laken Walker and Jesse Wat-son competed at the state conference for Health Occu-pations Stu-dents of Amer-ica, or HOSA, in Boise. Watson described it as an incredi-ble experience. The conference, in short, was life changing, Watson said It allowed me to find my inner leader and reach for goals I wouldnt have reached before. HOSA focuses on the medical field

    and each student competes in their own specific events. Walker and Uptmor both compet-ed in Nursing Assistant Skills and as

    a team in the Com-m u n i t y A w a r e -n e s s P r o j e c t in which they re-

    ceived fourth place. Watson competed individually in Persuasive speaking and received seventh place overall. All three LHS students competed in their events but also had a fun time at Wahoo, with an arcade, laser tag, mini golf and go-carts.

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    Keegan Opdahl and Katie Erickson get fancy at prom May 2 at the Lewiston Elks Lodge.

    grades, strength of character, school spirit, and must participate in school programs.[I felt] really shocked, really happy and excited[it was] the best com-pliment I could receive, Wren said. It was definitely unexpected... thanks LHS students for voting me as your Prom King, Pearson said.

  • The LHS softball team began its sea-son trying to find a coach. After hiring Ike Young this spring, the team spent weeks practicing and scrimmaging to get ready for its upcoming games. Winning the last game before districts, 15-2 against Post Falls, the team later made it the last game of districts. But the lady Bengals lost 0-15 against Lake City, bringing the season to an end. Next year Young will continue coach-ing the girls varsity team.

    4Sports THE BENGALS PURR Boys and girls wrap up solid golf season


    Summer brings close to softball, tennis


    LHS varsity boys golfers stand with head coach Shawn Nilsson while holding the third place 5A trophy. Photo courtesy of

    Bengals varsity and junior varsity golf teams kicked off the season to a great start, with both the boys JV and varsity taking first place in the Kennewick and Bryden Invites. The Kennewick Invite took place March 13 at the Tri-City Country Club, while the JV Bryden Invite happened March 17 at Bryden Canyon Golf Course in Lewiston. The varsity boys golf team took first out of 21 other teams in the Kenne-wick Invite. Varsity golfers included senior Ben Gleason, juniors Lance Ruddell, and Caleb Kessler, sopho-mores Ben Trigsted, and Matthew Baldeck, and freshman Treyton Fors-man. Gleason ended with a score of 71, Ruddell and Trigsted with 73, Kes-sler with 76, and Baldeck with 78. JV golfers included juniors Taj Goeckner and Nick Lien; sophomores Keeshawn Clarke, Zach Light, Kyle Hill, Brysen Hoff, Zak Waide and Park-er Payton; and freshman Isaiah Evans. Scores for the JV Bryden invite includ-ed Hoff with 80, Clarke with 82, Hill with 79, Evans with 92, and Payton with 83.

    The girls golf team kicked off the season to a great start as well, tak-ing second place in the Clarkston Invite on March 9 at Quail Ridge Golf Course. They also took second in the

    March 23 Lewiston Invite at Bryden Canyon. The team consisted of fresh-men Kylie Esh, Haley Evans, Chantel Fisbeck, Anna Martin and Kinley Ped-erson; sophomore Emily Agee; junior

    Natalie Anderson; and senior Sammie Jo Spring. For the Quail Ridge tourna-ment, Spring shot a 79 and Esh an 86, while Fisbeck ended with a 114, Evans with a 122 and Anderson with a 119.

    With the school year coming to a close, tennis season has also ended for the year. The LHS 2015 varsity tennis team made it to state this spring for the first time in several years. Senior Josey Jagelski placed fourth this year, after placing fifth last year. We definitely did better this year than we did last year, said the teams coach, Sandy Stocks.


    A Lady Bengal goes up to bat at Lewistons Airport Park. Photo courtesy of Bengals softball.

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