Obstacle course runners honor Team CarlThe Running Club from Brier Terrace Middle School met over the weekend of May 17 at the Toutle River Resort to compete for the second time in an adventure 5k called the Ash Kicker. The race is a fundraiser for the United Way of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties and is full of obstacles. Students traveled just past Castle Rock, where they met up with Running Club advisers Ryan Treadway and Rhonda Hagen. Then, on a cloudy but warm Saturday afternoon, a mix of Running Club members, parents and school staff braved the course, climbing over barriers, crawling through ice cold water, and getting downright muddy.
The team this year wore T-shirts that said “Wolfpack — Team Carl.” Wolfpack comes from the school’s cross country team, referring to its fastest runners, and also is a nod to the school’s bulldog mascot. Team Carl is in honor of Carl Hess, the son of Brier Terrace staff members Heidi and James Sullivan. Carl is recovering from a battle with leukemia.
The Running Club finished in the top 10 for both males and females ages 13-19, with Kendall Yackley posting a time of 34:40 for 10th place among the males, Olivia Olson and Marika Jamtaas taking third and fourth with times of 36:52 and 37:03 respectively. Also representing Brier Terrace were Graeme Hafford and Nicky Reeb finishing in 36:58 and 42:46 minutes.
Kamiak teen selected for WIAA leadership teamTylor Adcock, who is entering her junior year at Kamiak High School, has been selected for the 2015 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association LEAP Committee (Leadership through Education, Activities, and Personal Development).
Only six students from the state are selected based on athletic and academic involvement in their high schools. They participate in WIAA events and community projects and get an opportunity to be the voice of approximately 230,000 students around the state who are involved in WIAA.
Lynnwood soprano sings at UW commencementDenna Good-Mojab, 17, of Lynnwood, graduated cum laude from the University of Washington and sang the Star Spangled Banner at the Commencement ceremonies. The young opera star will begin graduate school at UW in the fall.
Kids raise more than $21K for wardrobes Clothes for Kids recently announced that students raised more than $21,777 during the Lynnwood nonprofit’s Coins for Kids drive. In all, 17 schools from the Edmonds School District and one from the Everett School District participated in this year’s drive.
The nonprofit provides school wardrobes for students whose families struggle to afford such purchases. Learn more at www.clothesforkids.org or contact Nancy Laird Burris at 425-741-6500.
Foundation awards $166K in scholarshipsThe Snohomish Education Foundation awarded 176 scholarships totaling $166,000 to graduating seniors in the Snohomish School District this year.
The scholarships were funded by a combination of funds administered by the Snohomish Education Foundation that includes funds from local businesses, community organizations, community members and the Snohomish Education Foundation.
“This is a generous community that cares about its students and future generations to come,” said Carol Robinson, a Foundation trustee.
To learn more about contributing or creating a scholarship — and for a full list of scholarship recipients — go to www.snoed.org, or call 360-568-5292.
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