“CHS Band and Choir to Hold Spring Concert”
(From the Knik Arm Courier, April 15, 1970)
The Chugiak High Music Department will present the Spring Concert on Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. in the school gym.
Admission is $1.50 for adults, $0.75 for students and children.
In the past, custom has been to give two free concerts during the year; in the fall and at Christmas. Admission is being charged for the Spring Concert to defray music department expenses.
Also a first for the music department is the offering of recordings of the best performances of the year of the band and choir. These are 12-inch LP records with 22 minutes of music on each side. They sell for $4 apiece and may be purchased from any band or choral student or at the evening of the concert.
During the concert, members of the FHA (Future Homemakers of America Club) will be babysitting at $0.50 per child.
Local Spelling Bee Champs Named
Spelling champs from the three elementary schools in the Greater Chugiak Area were named this week.
To represent their respective schools in the State Championship to be held soon in Anchorage will be Debbie Kerr, for Chugiak Elementary School; Catherine Lane, from Birchwood Elementary; and Ricky Peoples, from Eagle River Elementary. All three are sixth graders.
Both Debbie and Cathy were the champions from their schools last year. Debbie’s father, Mr. Paul Kerr, and Cathy’s father, Mr. Wendell Lane, are both teachers at the Chugiak Elementary School.
There will be no champion speller representing Chugiak Junior High this year. The Anchorage Times, who sponsors the contest, ran out of the spelling booklets, and the administration did not think it would be fair to expect a student to enter the contest without an equal opportunity to prepare.
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