Kindergarten classes from Cedar Park Christian School's Everett campus visited seniors at Merrill Gardens assisted living center in Mill Creek in early February.
The children sang three songs -- "I'm So Wonderfully Made," "If I Were a Butterfly" and "John 3:16" -- and then made paper snowflakes to decorate the center's dining room. The students also brought cookies and muffins to share, and handmade Valentine's Day cards.
Edmonds boy runner-up in Mr. Yuk contest
Isaiah Colobong, a sixth-grader at Westgate Elementary School in Edmonds, was a runner-up in the 2013 Washington State Poison Prevention Week poster contest.
Isaiah received an award from sponsor Umpqua Bank in addition to recognition as one of four second-place finishers. The contest had students craft a poster for National Poison Prevention Week (March 17-23) featuring Mr. Yuk.
Students selected for 'Music Man'
Select students from across Snohomish County will be part of the cast and crew of The 5th Avenue Theatre's "Rising Star Project: 'The Music Man,'" which will hold performances March 22 and 23.
Students selected for the project are described as "the best and brightest of the region," after auditioning and interviewing for positions.
Students from local schools on the cast or crew include:
Archbishop Murphy High School, Mill Creek: Jason Kinsfather (performing as Oliver).
Arlington High School: Nora Denton (wardrobe).
Edmonds Heights K-12: Kevin C. Keogh (deck carpenter); Mariah Lotz (performing as Zaneeta); Mady Griffin (wardrobe); Annika Gustafson (in the ensemble); and Isabelle Smith (hair and makeup).
Edmonds-Woodway High School: Cole Conefrey (trumpet).
Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish: Hayden Call (in the ensemble); Joshua Huffman (sound); Erin Wygant (performing in the ensemble); and Megan McCormick (oboe).
H.M. Jackson High School, Mill Creek: Andrew Hopkins (assistant stage manager).
Lynnwood High School: Ezekiel King (flyman); Kenzo Onishi (deck carpenter).
Marysville Pilchuck High School: Lexi Jason (performing as Mrs. Squires).
Monroe High School: Cameron Lee (in the ensemble); Rachel Lee (producing student).
Mountlake Terrace High School: Alexander Croce (props); Jocelyn Leggett (PSM); Kathryn Severson (flyman).
Sky Valley Education Center, Monroe: Amelia Hansen (costumes) and Olivia Stratton (sound).
Jackson jazz takes the stage at festival
Student musicians in Jackson High School's jazz program performed well at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held Feb. 20-23 at the University of Idaho.
Several students were recognized with Young Artist Solo Awards: Brandon Mar, drums; James Henderson, alto sax; Sean Hoon, tenor sax; and Michael Henning, piano.
In addition, the Disfunkshun jazz combo -- Michael Henning, Brandon Mar, King Dawidalle and Shadi Mattar -- was invited to perform at the evening winners' concert. They performed a piece called "Skyline," which was written by Michael Henning. This combo will be performing at the Everett Public Schools Foundation Breakfast on March 21.
On March 25, all of the Jackson High School jazz bands -- including the well-received Take Seven jazz combo and bass soloist Erika Middleton-Sharpe -- will perform at Dimitrious' Jazz Alley. Reservations can be made at www.jazzalley.com.
Teens from Arlington and Lake Stevens serve as pages
Melody Coleman, a home-schooled junior from Arlington, recently spent a week working as a page for the Senate in Olympia.
"My favorite part of the week was when I was paging on the Senate floor," Melody said.
Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, sponsored Coleman for the week.
Melody is the daughter of Jan and James Coleman.
Earlier, in the House, Lake Stevens High School student Sam Tilford served as a page. He was sponsored by Rep. Mike Sells, D-Everett.
Sam is the son of Pia and Ryan Tilford of Everett.
Pages are responsible for tasks such as transporting documents between offices as well as delivering messages and mail.
Pages spend time in the Senate chamber in addition to attending "page school" to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process.
Three students win EdCC scholarships
The Edmonds Community College Foundation recently awarded $1,300 scholarships to three students as part of the college's sixth annual Edmonds Community College Community Read.
The awards were given for reading Jamie Ford's novel, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," and submitting a project inspired by the book.
•Veaunna Felton created typography that conveyed Ford's essential characters through abstract. Added to the typography are the words, "I Am American," and words delivered by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in his "I Have a Dream" speech. Felton plans to transfer to a four-year college to study forensic psychology.
Spencer Lestiadi made a short video showing how music is capable of uniting people from different backgrounds.
Lestiadi is studying mathematics and hopes to continue on to earn a master's degree before returning to his native Indonesia to teach.
•Nicole Ryan's project consisted of an antique luggage trunk filled with artifacts. Ryan plans to transfer to a four-year college for a bachelor of fine arts degree.
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