Sons and daughters visit Sheriff’s Office
Fifty children of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office employees attended Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day on April 22.
The day-long event gave children an opportunity to see what their parents do for a living and learn about services the sheriff’s office provides the community.
The children were able to dress in riot gear, explore the SWAT team truck, watch a bomb robot at work, search a mock jail cell, learn how to be a member of the Honor Guard and search for clues at a pretend crime scene throughout the day.
Arlington doctor earns volunteer service award
Shawn Gay, a Stanwood resident and Arlington doctor of chiropractic, was recently honored by the Washington State Chiropractic Association with its Volunteer Award and Distinguished Service Award. He was presented with both awards at the WSCA Spring Conference on April 17 at the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson.
The awards were presented to Gay as he completed his service on the WSCA Board of Directors. Gay served on the WSCA Board for seven years and served as president of the Board in 2008. He was the recipient of the WSCA’s Outstanding Service Award and President’s Gavel Award in 2009.
Gay provides chiropractic care at Arlington Family Chiropractic in Arlington. He is a member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and Chiropractic Knights of the Round Table.
Bothell High School senior earns Eagle Scout
Christopher Zemp, a senior at Bothell High School, recently earned his Eagle Scout award. He was recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Wednesday at the American Legion Hall in Bothell.
Zemp, 18, is the son of Bryan and Jill Zemp of Bothell. He is a member of Troop 356, which is chartered by the American Legion Hall and a branch of the Mount Baker Council.
Zemp joined Cub Scouts in the second grade at Fernwood Elementary School in Bothell and earned Cub Scouting’s highest award, the Arrow of Light. In Troop 356, he has held leadership positions including patrol leader and senior patrol leader. He is currently serving as assistant scoutmaster.
For his Eagle Scout Project Zemp built a sidewalk for teachers and students at Fernwood Elementary School in Bothell.
Scouting and service is a tradition for Zemp’s family. He is the third member of his family to earn the Eagle Scout Award. His father and his uncle Greg Zemp are also Eagle Scouts. His aunt Diana Eggers is a Gold Award recipient in Girl Scouts and his grandmother Rosanne Zemp and late grandfather Dick Zemp are both recipients of the Silver Beaver Award from the Chief Seattle Council for their service and volunteer work in scouts.
Zemp plans on attending Western Washington University in the fall.
Arlington High School senior earns Eagle Scout
Alex Braulio, a student at Arlington High School, recently received his Eagle Scout award during a Court of Honor ceremony. Braulio is the son of Carlos and Kari Braulio. He has been a Boy Scout with Everett Troop 19 for the past seven years.
Braulio attended Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. He is currently a senior at Arlington High School and enrolled in the Running Start Program at Everett Community College.
Braulio was an altar server and Grand Knight at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. He has been the editor of his school newspaper for the past two years and is an avid skier.
For his Eagle Project, Braulio re-landscaped the gardens at the Stillaguamish Senior Center and made boards to announce upcoming events.
VFW honors Mountlake Terrace Eagle Scout
Eagle Scout Alex Hansen, of the Boy Scouts of America Varsity Team 67, received a Veterans of Foreign Wars Eagle Scout certificate on May 2 at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 Post Commander Martin Spani and VFW Post 1040 Honor Guard member, John Zambrano, presented the award to Hansen.
Hansen is the son of Jon and Shellie Hansen of Mountlake Terrace. He is a freshman at Mountlake Terrace High School.
For his Eagle Scout project, Hansen installed a picnic bench, water cooler and trail in Fircrest Park in Mountlake Terrace. He has completed 31 merit badges.
Two Everett Scouts earn Eagle awards
Eagle Scouts David Henshaw and Quinn Kawamoto were recently honored with a special Eagle Court of Honor at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Everett.
Henshaw, 17, is the son of James and Ruth Henshaw. He is a junior at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett where he is a member of the National Honor Society, runs cross-country and has lettered in track.
For his Eagle Scout project, Henshaw managed the installation of a secondary viewing screen for Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Everett. He spent 410 hours working with the church leadership over six months to complete his project and led a team of 16 people for the successful installation and testing of the equipment.
Henshaw currently serves as a junior assistant scoutmaster for Troop 18. He has attended National Youth Leadership Training and has served as training staff of NYLT and at Fire Mountain Scout camp. He was part of the Alaska-Washington Boy Scouts of America contingent to the World Scout Jamboree in England celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the scouting movement by Lord Baden-Powell.
Henshaw is also an active youth leader of the Order of the Arrow and attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference held in Indiana in 2009. He plans to pursuing a major in biomedical engineering at Washington State University in the fall of 2011.
Quinn Kawamoto, 18, is the son of Dr. Ernest and Debbie Kawamoto. He is a senior at O’Dea High School in Seattle where he is a member of the National Honor Society.
For his Eagle Scout project, Kawamoto built a kiosk, a wooden foot bridge and enhancement of the natural habitat of the Loganberry Lane off-leash dog park in Everett. He spent several months in planning the project, working with the Everett Parks Department and various local leaders. The project took over 300 hours from planning to completion and involved about 40 volunteers.
Kawamoto now serves as an assistant scoutmaster of Troop 18, and is active in the Order of the Arrow having been recently elected as the OA Section Chief of the Boy Scouts of America Western Region. He participated in a service project in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in California and will volunteer at the 2010 National Jamboree, to be held at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. Kawamoto will attend Northern Arizona University this fall and plans to major in forestry.
Both Henshaw and Kawamoto have also earned the highest honor of Vigil from the Order of the Arrow, the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America.
Wal-Mart donates $25,000 to YMCA
The YMCA of Snohomish County received a $25,000 donation in 2009 from Wal-Mart’s State Giving program.
Wal-Mart gave more than $467 million in cash and in-kind gifts last year. In Washington, Wal-Mart gave more than $5 million, supporting nonprofits including Farestart, Hopelink, Second Harvest Inland Northwest, JM Perry Institute of Trades Industries and Agriculture, Royal Family Kids Camp and others.
Lynnwood Kiwanis Club supports food bank
Lynnwood Kiwanis members recently donated to the Lynnwood Food Bank.
The club gave $1,500 to supplement the food bank’s budget.
Breakfast raises money for EvCC scholarships
Everett Community College Foundation’s first community breakfast raised $30,000 to support student scholarships and college programs.
More than 200 people attended the breakfast on April 27, which featured sportscaster Tony Ventrella as the guest speaker.
The breakfast was part of the EvCC Foundation’s efforts to increase the number of student scholarships, emergency loans and grants.
Two groups donate to Beds for Children
Two organizations recently contributed to the St. Vincent de Paul North Sound Council’s Beds for Children Program.
The Fred and Greta Biel Foundation, administered by Bank of America, granted $2,500 for the program while the Stanwood Camano Island Rotary gave $500.
The funds will purchase 20 beds for children.
Smokey Point Girl Scouts collect food
Smokey Point Girl Scout Troop 42248 recently organized a food drive at the Smokey Point Safeway in Arlington.
They collected eight shopping carts of food and one cart of pet food to donate to local food banks.