Court, police personnel teach 5th-graders about law
Snohomish County District Court South Division hosted its 27th annual Law Day on June 7, welcoming about 800 local fifth-graders from the Edmonds School District. Judges, court staff, attorneys, various law enforcement agencies and police dogs all participated to help students learn about various aspects of law enforcement and the court system.
Events included a K-9 demonstration, a “Jeopardy”-style game about bullying and other topics, a mock trial and a chance to try on “beer goggles” and attempt to walk a straight line, among many other hands-on activities.
Marysville woman wins state pageant
LaurieAnn Sigler, of Marysville, was crowned Washington State Classic Woman American Beauties Plus 2014 on her platform of “all people are of value and worth.” She will now represent the state at the Miss American Beauties Plus national pageant, to be held in April 2014 in Atlanta.
The contest includes an interview, fashion wear, evening gown and on-stage question events. Winners receive awards, scholarships and prizes.
Sigler, a homemaker, is a member of the Providence Community Mental Health Patient and Family Advisory Committee. She has been married to her husband, Dennis, for 31 years and has a 29-year-old son, Jason.
Grant helps streamline Operation School Bell
The Employees Community Foundation of Boeing Puget Sound was awarded the National Operation School Bell Award by Assistance League of Everett. The Employees Community Fund funded software, scanners and auxiliary equipment to support the development of a new bar code system for Operation School Bell.
This past school year 3,040 Snohomish County students were provided new school wardrobes through the in-house Operation School Bell facility of Assistance League of Everett, while 826 high school students shopped at Fred Meyer through the Teen Retail Program. The Employees Community Fund grant brought Operation School Bell into the current age of technology and made the job of managing 200,000-plus clothing items each year more easy and efficient, League member Margaret Lund said.
Eccleshall wins arts festival People’s Choice
Andy Eccleshall won the People’s Choice Award for his painting, “Clearing Skies,” during the June 12 Artists of Tomorrow Benefit. The award came with $500. Eccleshall was part of the 2013 Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery.
Students, tribe honored for Lynnwood park work
The city of Lynnwood on June 10 recognized the Edmonds Community College Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School and the Snohomish Tribe of Indians for their efforts in the environmental and cultural restoration of Lynnwood’s Gold Park.
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Director Lynn Sordel presented certificates of appreciation to Thomas Murphy, EdCC anthropology professor, and Sue Hall, representing the Snohomish Tribe of Indians.
In 2010, the LEAF School students began with removal of invasive plant species in the 6.44-acre park and replanted more than 160 native plant species. With the Snohomish Tribe, they designed and installed an ethnobotanical garden, Stolja Ali, displaying native plants and the history of their uses among Coast Salish tribes.
YMCA honors volunteers
The YMCA of Snohomish County honored its outstanding policy, program, youth and financial development volunteers at a special recognition breakfast on June 12 at the Everett Golf &Country Club.
The 2012-13 YMCA of Snohomish County Volunteers of the Year, as identified by each YMCA family branch and affiliate:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County
Program Volunteer: Stephen Meyers, Tulalip Resort Casino
Policy Volunteer: Terrence Nevins, Microsoft Corp.
Youth Volunteer: Patrick Pham, student, Woodside Elementary School
Financial Development Volunteer: Jason Simon, Simon Relations
Everett Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Alex Moser, Knights of Columbus, and Judy Noel, YMCA of Snohomish County
Policy Volunteer: Kelly Shepherd, Sequoia High School
Youth Volunteer: Darcie Tiffany, student, North Middle School
Financial Development Volunteer: Steve and Dru Miller, American Distributing Company
Marysville/North County Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Elizabeth Langlet, community
Policy Volunteer: Loren Van Loo, Edward Jones Investment
Youth Volunteer: Jacob Sea, student, Marysville Arts &Technology High School
Financial Development Volunteer: The Travis Family, community
Mill Creek Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Mark Shander, The Boeing Co.
Policy Volunteer: Craig Connell, Moss Adams
Youth Volunteer: Kristen Moon, student, Jackson High School
Financial Development Volunteer: Dave Fisher, community
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA:
Program Volunteer: Don Purvis and Danielle Warner, community
Policy Volunteer: Katherine Staberow, community
Youth Volunteer: Evan Wang, student, Monroe High School
Financial Development Volunteer: Marnie Schaffer, Fred Meyer
Mukilteo Family YMCA
Program Volunteer: Vonnie Gill, student, Western Washington University
Policy Volunteer: Herb Fox, community
Youth Volunteer: Gaby Ieyva, student, Mariner High School
Financial Development Volunteer: Greg Abbey, community
Stanwood-Camano YMCA Initiative
Program Volunteer: Steven Jenkins, community
Policy Volunteer: Jeff Lind, Whidbey Island Bank
Financial Development Volunteer: Theresa Metzger, community
YMCA of Snohomish County Board of Trustees:
Program Volunteer: Brian Muchmore, Youth for Christ Snohomish County
Policy/Trustee Volunteer: Marcella Fleming Reed, MFR Law Group, PLLC
Financial Development Volunteer: Scott Forslund, Premera Blue Cross
Snohomish Rotary Club names officers
The Snohomish Rotary Club recently installed officers and directors for 2013-14. Past district governor Harv Jubie administered the oath of office to incoming president Patricia Knight, a former special education instructor.
Other club officers are President-elect Kendra Trachta (deputy director, Sno-Isle Library District), Past President Robin Furlan (assistant principal, Glacier Peak High School) and Treasurer James Church (a reverse mortgage adviser). Club directors are Lisa Caldwell, Melody Clemans, Richard Homme and Robert Knight.
Edmonds man wins Toastmasters contest
David Reed, a member of Toastmasters Extraordinaires in Edmonds, rose above more than 180 local participants to win the district level of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest, representing Blaine through Kent of Western Washington.
Reed, who lives in Kirkland, has qualified to advance to the semifinal rounds of the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, which will be held Aug. 22 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Reed’s speech, “Give Your Gift,” touched on the themes of honor, sacrifice and giving to others.
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