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Another Great Year for the QV Scholarship Auction

The 54th annual QVSA was another big success this year.  The event raises money used for secondary school scholarships for anyone who graduated within the district.

The auction was held at the commons at Forks High School and was broadcast live on-air by KBDB for 22 hours Saturday and Sunday.

      Fri Mar 16 News

Organizers are still working on the final totals – but the auction got a big boost on Saturday – when the Olympic guides association donated more than $10,000 they had been raising for the event through an online auction of their own.

And organizer Rod Fleck says more than $53,000 was raised on Saturday alone.

Last years’ haul was a record – more than $130,000.  We will get you the final numbers as soon as we had them – but once again the people of the West End have been very generous this year in helping out local students.

Scholarship Auction Broadcast Live on KBDB 96.7 FM

The 54th annual QVSA is taking place this Saturday and Sunday at the commons at Forks High School and live on the air on KBDB, 96.7 FM.

The event raises money used for secondary school scholarships for anyone who graduated within the district.

      Fri Mar 16 News

Student coordinator and Forks high school senior Savannah Norbisrath says the people in Forks are very generous and she’s want to give back.

Among donations that will be auctioned are a car from Wilder Auto, fishing trips, a two-day guided bear hunt, a time share for seven days in Seaside, Ore., firewood and special furniture made by Olympic Correctional Center inmates, according to Jerry Leppell, president of the Scholarship Auction board.

Donations for this year’s auction will be accepted up to and on the day of the auction, said Cheri Dahlgren, board secretary.

Last year the auction saw an all-time record take of $130,000. Leppell hopes to set a new record this year.

And you can hear more than 22 hours of live coverage of the First Federal Broadcast of the QVSA this Saturday 9 to 9 and on Sunday 10 AM to 8 PM.

Hundreds of Peninsula Students Walkout to Protest School Gun Violence

Hundreds of students across Clallam County walked out of their classes Wednesday in memory of the 17 people killed at a Florida high school last month, joining thousands of other students across the nation who participated in the National Student Walkout.

      Thu Mar 15 News

Upward of 200 students walked out of class at 10 a.m. Pacific time Wednesday and gathered in front of Port Angeles High School, where they stood in silence for 17 minutes — one minute for each person who died when a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., one month prior.

Students in Forks and Sequim also participated in the nationwide walkout. Eighth-grade students at Crescent School in Joyce had planned to write to their state and federal representatives on Wednesday morning.

About 30 students at Neah Bay High School briefly walked out Wednesday morning to participate in the nationwide event.

Peninsula Students Participate in National School Walkout

Students at schools across the North Olympic Peninsula are taking part in a school walkout today to protest Congress’ inaction on addressing gun violence at schools.

Students participating in the National School Walkout include those who attend Port Angeles High School, Stevens Middle School, Port Townsend High School, Blue Heron Middle School and Chimacum High School, according to teachers and students at each of the schools.

      Wed Mar 14 News

Forks HS Student to be charged with Harrassment

The Forks High School student who was expelled after allegedly threatening to kill a female classmate last week during a science class – will be arraigned Friday.

19 year old Kelvin Richard Banks of Forks will be charged with felony harassment. That date set by  Judge Christopher Melly Monday.

      Tue Mar 13 News

Several witnesses in the classroom during fourth period March 6 said Banks became agitated and upset at the girl.

Banks reportedly said, “I wanna hurt her. I want to kill her” after the girl confronted him about alleged sexual comments he had been making toward her and about him allegedly staring at her.

A search warrant executed at Banks’ home found nine firearms including an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle in his bedroom – the same used by the Parkland FL shooter.

AR-15 guns are currently legal under state law.