School winners: Kindergartners sing carols for seniors

Kindergartners sing carols for seniors

Kindergartners from Cedar Park Christian School’s Everett Campus recently caroled at Merrill Gardens Assisted Living in Mill Creek.

The children sang, “O Come Little Children,” “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” among other songs.

They brought cookies and muffins for the residents and caregivers. They also gave residents handmade Christmas cards.

Granite Falls High food drive tops goal

The annual Granite Falls High School Food Drive earlier this month exceeded its goal of gathering 15,000 items and raising $4,500.

Students gathered 20,390 food and personal items, and almost $13,000 in cash and gift card donations. The food drive provided enough food for a month for 120 families and several gifts for 312 children. Enough food was also donated to the local food banks to help another several hundred families

Snohomish Students of Quarter named

The Snohomish Rotary club recently recognized secondary school students at two breakfast meetings. Students from Centennial Middle School, Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish High School and Valley View Middle School heard a presentation by Snohomish Mayor Karen Guzak encouraging community involvement. These students include Jackson Basque, Dmitriy Chmukh, Brianna Ferguson, Sam Lambert, Eddy Moreno, Alex Sapadin, Anna Smith, Jackson Stayner, Grayson Steele, Sara Steranka, Leah Thomas and Hans Thoreson.

Students from AIM High School heard a presentation on overcoming homelessness by Housing Hope manager Nate Greenland. Those students are Rachel Bruno and Jaycee Counley.

Everett student wins Dream Award

Danielle Williams, a recent graduate of Everest College-Everett, has been selected as the college’s 2012 Dream Award winner.

Williams earned a diploma after completing the medical assistant program at Everest College-Everett. As a Dream Award winner, Williams will receive a $2,500 Everest College scholarship to pursue an advanced program in her field of study.

While in school, Williams was selected as an Ignite Ambassador, a leadership role extended to select students. Despite breaking her foot, Williams completed the course with a 4.0 grade point average and near-perfect attendance.

Lake Stevens board honors students

Students were recognized by the Lake Stevens School Board as outstanding secondary students at the Nov. 7 School Board meeting.

The October Students of the Month are:

Lake Stevens High School: Kaitlyn Kurisu and Jaylen Pegues, 10th grade; Rylan Huot and Emily Schollenberger, 11th grade; and Tanya Richmond and Kyle Zellers, 12th grade.

Cavelero Mid High School: Cameron Decker and Zoey Gonzales, eighth grade; and Dante Lewis and Selena Vergara-Valdez, ninth grade.

Lake Stevens Middle School: Ian Johnston and Kelsey Thorp, sixth grade; and Jessica Bigney and Zane Dodge, seventh grade.

North Lake Middle School: Adaline Johnston and Matthew VanGinneken, sixth grade; Jade Guillory and Jacob Headland, seventh grade.

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