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Everett: Schools foundation awards $35K to 47 projects

The Everett Public Schools Foundation has awarded 47 Classroom Grants to projects in the district for the 2014-15 school year, totaling more than $35,000. That’s a $7,000 increase over the previous school year.

The awards range from $190 to $1,000. Funded projects include a hydroponics project at Cascade high School, digital storytelling at Emerson Elementary, 3D design and printing at Hawthorne Elementary, a robotics programs at Whittier and Monroe elementary schools and numerous reading and technology programs throughout the district.

A complete list of programs and their descriptions is online at

Mike Deller appointed trustee at EvCC

Mike Deller, former CEO of the Port of Everett, has been appointed to Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees.

Deller graduated from the school in 1971 and is a longtime supporter of the college. His father, Bill Deller, was the dean of students at the school and founded the EvCC Foundation, which Mike Deller later led.

Deller also worked as president of EverTrust Bank and the Bank of Everett; as the Washington state director of the Trust for Public Land; and as district director for then-U.S. Rep. Maria Cantwell. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University and an master’s degree in business administration from Seattle University.

Deller, who lives in Mukilteo, replaces Janet Kusler on the board. His term runs until September 2016.

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