Portal:Idaho

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Idaho (/ˈdəh/ (About this sound listen)) is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. It borders the state of Montana to the east and northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada and Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west. To the north, it shares a small portion of the Canadian border with the province of British Columbia. With a population of approximately 1.7 million and an area of 83,569 square miles (216,440 km2), Idaho is the 14th largest, the 12th least populous and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. The state's capital and largest city is Boise.

Idaho prior to European settlement was inhabited by Native American peoples, some of whom still live in the area. In the early 19th century, Idaho was considered part of the Oregon Country, an area disputed between the U.S. and the United Kingdom. It officially became U.S. territory with the signing of the Oregon Treaty of 1846, but a separate Idaho Territory was not organized until 1863, instead being included for periods in Oregon Territory and Washington Territory. Idaho was eventually admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, becoming the 43rd state.

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Boise High School

Boise High School is the one of five public senior high schools within the city of Boise, Idaho. It is one of four Boise School District three year comprehensive high schools and is located on the outerlying edge of the city's downtown business core where the North End and the East End meet. Current enrollment for the 2007-08 school year is approximately 1,409 students. The school's mascot is the Braves.

Newsweek has ranked Boise High in every top national high school list created topping all other Idaho schools. Considered in the 2006 ranking were school advanced placement exam scores. Boise High had 343 students who took 778 exams, 84% of which received a grade of 3 or better. For the same year the school had 17 National Merit finalists

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Picabo Street

Picabo Street (born April 3, 1971, in Triumph, Idaho) is an American alpine skier, now retired and living in Park City, Utah.

She was raised on a small farm in Triumph, several miles southeast of Sun Valley, Idaho, where she learned to ski and race. She attended Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School in Salt Lake City and participated in its skiing academy, Rowmark. She first joined the United States Ski Team in 1989, at the age of 17.

Her given name was inspired by the nearby Idaho town of Picabo, Idaho (pronounced "PEEK-uh-boo"), which in turn takes its name from a Native American word meaning "shining waters". She primarily competed in the speed events of downhill and super-G.

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