School robotics team opportunity for self-taught coder

For many, coding is a skill. For St. Maries student Jacob Spence, it was a fun challenge that may lead to a lucrative career. Jacob is the lead coder for team Jack Bots, a FIRST robotics team for students at St. Maries High School. Along with a number of other students, he is tasked with making the robot perform tasks on command. He explained his team will be coding using Python, a computer coding language that he said is versatile […]

Fourteen vie for St. Maries title this Saturday

Fourteen high school girls will compete for the title of Distinguished Young Women 2018 this weekend. The program starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Heyburn Elementary gymnasium. Tickets are $7 per person. Doors open at 9 p.m. This year’s theme is Destination Unknown and will center on travel. Participants this year are Kaylee Auer, Nancy Becktel, Cassie Blankenship, Margaret Ebert, Claire Edwards, Tayva Hendrickx, Hailey Johnson, Elena Moore, Hunter Morris, Kaylee Nelson, Gracie Nelson, Kyrra Powell, Elizabeth Quigley […]

Area students earn BPA honors

Fourteen St. Maries High School students will advance to the state Business Professionals of America (BPA) Conference in March. The students qualified by competing at the regional BPA event Dec. 15. Two students from Lakeside High School are also advancing to the state competition, which will be at Boise State University, March 8-11. From Lakeside, Lillian Rhea placed third in legal office procedure to advance. Sarah Daman qualified by placing second in advanced word processing. From St. Maries, Cooper Daniel […]

Jacks perfect starting state race

St. Maries football’s undefeated 8-0 record resets Saturday. The Jacks open the state playoffs on a mission to add four wins to their unbeaten streak. After finishing the first undefeated season for St. Maries since 1995, the team now looks ahead to its first-round playoff with optimism. Adding weight to the Jacks post-season are the teams’ 15 seniors, now in their final run at a championship. “I want to still look at it one game at a time,” senior quarterback […]

Humphrey Joins Century Club

Over the course of his high school years, Hayden Humphrey’s role on the Lumberjack wrestling team has transitioned from learner to leader. His competitiveness and drive have never changed, rewarding him with his 100th win Wednesday, Jan. 6 in front of a home crowd. “I planned to do this since the second I heard about the 100-win club in the 5th or 6th grade,” Hayden said. Now the senior leader of a freshman-sophomore dominant wrestling team, the memories of his […]

Youth Basketball Returns

Evaluations for the St. Maries Church of the Nazarene’s Win 1 Basketball program are next week. The program, formerly known as Upward, is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade. Those who plan to participate, whether as a basketball player or cheerleader, must attend one of the evaluation sessions. The first is from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and the second is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 24. Both will take place at the […]

Young Boy Rescues Toddler

The last time Devin McEwen went to Cherry Bend Park, he didn’t know he’d be in the right place at the right time to save someone else’s life. The nine-year old St. Maries resident had been at the park July 13 swimming for two hours with a girl from out of town and a three-year old boy when the incident occurred. Devin said he and the girl, Brianna, were in a shallow section, where they could stand, when the three-year […]

SM Elks Lure Young Fishermen

Hook a lure to your line and find a spot to fish. The Elks 7th Annual Fishing Derby, hosted by Felton’s Auto Sales, is Saturday, June 27. However, those who want to participate must register by Friday, June 26. Organizer Jim McCuaig said the event has become enjoyable for many, especially children. Fifty-five children participated in last year’s event, he added. “We had 82 participants total, both kids and adults,” Mr. McCuaig said. Children 12 and younger do not have […]

Seattle Mag Cites SM Grad

A 2009 St. Maries High School graduate was featured in a magazine article highlighting young business professionals in the Seattle area. Lucia Sanchez was listed in 425 Business Magazine’s special feature Thirty Under Thirty, which listed 30 up-and-coming business professionals. 425 Business is published by Premier Media Group, which is based in Tacoma. The magazine provides information and ideas about business news, startups, fashion, philanthropy, travel, business lifestyle, technology, products, and more. For the feature, the magazine sought individuals in the […]

Two Diplomas

In addition to earning her high school diploma last month, Brook Chick also graduated with her associate’s degree from North Idaho College. She walked across the stage at North Idaho College 15 days before the commencement exercise at Lakeside High School. “It was kind of weird because I hadn’t gone through my high school graduation,” she said. Brook started as a fulltime dual enrollment student at the beginning of her junior year of high school. “While I really enjoyed high […]