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West Ada School District trustees Ed Klopfenstein and Steve Smylie have both filed to run for election on May 16, according to the Ada County Elections Office.

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The West Ada School District will run a levy measure March 14. If approved, the plant facility levy will bring in up to $16 million a year for the next 10 years to be used for building maintenance and the purchase of future school sites.

Two students from the West Ada School District, Kassandra Brown and Cheyenne Quilter, were named distinguished finalists for Idaho Youth Volunteer of 2017, an award presented by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The Meridian Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council invites local teens to apply to participate in the seventh annual Ignite Youth event. Ignite Youth is an idea and presentation competition in which high school students have the opportunity to share their passions, concerns and ideas with an audien…

Idaho middle-schoolers will compete in the regional Future City Competition on Saturday, presented by DiscoverE at Boise State University. More than 31 teams are competing, including from the Lake Hazel and Victory middle schools in the West Ada School District.

The Idaho STEM Action Center recently awarded more than $250,000 in grants to Idaho educators and organizations, including Heritage Middle and Hunter Elementary schools in Meridian and the Galileo STEM Academy in Eagle.

The Meridian Young Entrepreneurs Academy is looking for local business professionals to mentor middle and high school students in this year's program. The students learn about starting their own business and gain hands-on experience. Some student businesses become a reality and continue to o…

Best Choice Schools, an online resource to help people in their search for a college and academic program, has named the culinary arts programs in the West Ada School District as one of the top five culinary programs in Idaho.

A team of University of Idaho agricultural business students, including Brett Wilder from Meridian, took second place in a national simulated trading contest — winning $20,000 for the university, along with an iPad and $2,000 each in an online brokerage account.