• Wed Jun 16th, 2010 8:58pm
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Marysville music students graduate

Kindermusik Young Child students of Chris Floyd celebrated their graduation from the Kindermusik program in May with a Mexican fiesta.

Kindermusik music and movement classes are available through Marysville Parks and Recreation for children ages 7 and younger.

Seven students recently graduated from the program.

Students certified in emergency training

Eleven people graduated from the Community Emergency Response Team training on May 27 at the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency in Brier.

The new graduates are Lyda Barr, Tom Chow, Dawn Cordero, Dennis Hutton, Athena Marshall, Garth Reasby, Heather Reasby, Sarah Stewart, Frank Zenk and Lynn Zenk.

The CERT students received 24-hours of classroom instruction over an eight-week period.

The course covered information on fire safety, urban search and rescue, disaster medical operations, disaster psychology, and terrorism.

Snohomish Rotary installs new officers

Rotary District Gov. Larry Jubie installed the Snohomish Rotary Club officers and board members for Rotary Year 2010-11 during their annual dinner meeting June 11 at French Creek.

The officers are Brian Berard, immediate past president; Jane Gunnyon-Berard, secretary-treasurer; Jim Church, president; and Marci Owens, president elect.

The club board directors are Dave Beyer, Lisa Caldwell, Rick Homme, Pat Knight and Robert Knight.

Stanwood teen earns Eagle Scout

Michael Elhardt of Stanwood recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

He is a junior at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett. Elhardt, 17, has maintained a 4.0 grade point since he was in the sixth grade. He is the son of Lisa and Bob Elhardt.

For his Eagle Scout service project, Elhardt designed and supervised construction of a 160 foot retaining wall in an environmentally sensitive area at Wenberg State Park in Stanwood.

Elhardt currently serves his troop as Chaplain’s Aide. He was 11 when he joined Conway Troop 4056. He earned 33 merit badges and six ranks on his way to earning his Eagle Scout status.

His favorite memory of Scouting is a more than 60-mile trek to Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico.

He served as crew leader on the trek and documented an additional 30 hiking miles for a total of 90 miles over 10 days with another Scout.

An active community volunteer, Elhardt has logged more than 250 hours of service through Scouting, NOAH, Outdoors for All, the Skagit Youth Migrant Project and the Stanwood Food Bank.

He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Math Team, Hi-Q, varsity cross-country, serves as Spanish Club treasurer and has written editorials for his high school newspaper.

He will be honored at an Eagle Scout ceremony at 6 p.m. on June 26 at Fir-Conway Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon.

Mountlake Terrace adds a police officer

Police officer Brian Vanderwerff took his oath of office administered by police Chief Greg Wilson on June 7 during a city council meeting.

Raised in Shoreline, Vanderwerff brings 15-years of previous police experience from the cities of Arlington and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

He attended Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. where he earned his bachelor degree in intercultural studies.

He was one of Snohomish County’s first detectives assigned to investigate Internet crimes against children while he was with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Everett teen earns Eagle Scout

Joshua Ogden of Everett recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Ogden is a member of Boy Scout Troop 114. The rank is Boy Scouts’ highest honor.

Ogden, 17, is a junior at Everett High School. He is the son of Ruth and Brian Ogden of Everett.

For his Eagle Scout service project, Ogden constructed a berry garden and three garden boxes at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Everett. The berry garden is 30 feet by 20 feet and is fenced to keep out animals. The garden boxes are located on the front lawn of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and are 8 feet by 4 feet, and 12 inches high. The project was completed in one day with the help of 27 people expending over 211 hours of labor.

He will be recognized at noon on June 26 during a Scout Court of Honor ceremony at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 215 Mukilteo Blvd. in Everett.

Ogden has applied to the United States Naval Academy.


Beds for Children gets 37 new beds

The Charis Fund, Coastal Community Bank and the Nysether Family Foundation recently gave money to St. Vincent de Paul for the Beds for Children program.

The Coastal Community Bank through the Greater Everett Community Foundation awarded $1,000 for the program. The Charis Fund awarded $3,000 and the Nysether Family Foundation awarded $2,500 to the Beds for Children program.

In total, the donations will purchase 37 beds for kids who are currently not sleeping in a bed in Snohomish County.

Money donated for band instruments

The Kent Prairie Elementary School PTA recently donated $1,879 to the Arlington school’s music program.

The money will be used to buy the last of the instruments needed for a band at the school.

“We are grateful to the PTA for this gift,” said principal Kathy Engell. “We are thrilled to be able to purchase the brass instruments for our students.”

$1,700 donated to Komen Foundation

The seventh-graders at St. Mary Magdalen School in Everett recently donated $1,700 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation at their school’s annual math fair.

During the fair, groups of students created and sold products to students, staff, and parents to raise money for the foundation. Each student booth raised $70 to $215.