The Y honors its outstanding volunteers
The YMCA of Snohomish County honored its 2015-16 YMCA of Snohomish County Volunteers of the Year at a special recognition breakfast June 8 at the Everett Golf and Country Club.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County: Chris Thom, Moss Adams; James Stickney; Francisco Contreras, student at Mariner High School; Aimee Mills, Windermere
Everett Family YMCA: Rebecca McCarthy, Bauer Evans Inc.; Ann Peterson, Everett School District; Michael Kreitel, student at Lake Stevens High School; Abbi Gish, Abbi’s Northwest
Marysville Family YMCA: Dr. Anthony Roon; Doug Seneca; Christina Nichols, Starbucks; Emily Hoot, student at Marysville Getchell High School; Chuck Pilon, Pilon Management
Mill Creek Family YMCA: Andy Siguenza, Crane ELDEC Corporation; Sherry Durham, Division 9 Flooring; Betty LaValley; Maider Colio, student at Jackson High School; Dave Fisher
Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA: Karen O’Meara Pullen; Simon Price; Austin van Belle; Sophia Appia, student at Lake Hills School; Sherry Weatherby
Mukilteo Family YMCA: Dr. John Cramer; Miriam and Jose Vargas; Chardaejah Lewis, Running Start student at Edmonds Community College; Patricia Martin, business consultant; Dave Eckert, Boeing
Stanwood-Camano YMCA: Ken Kettler, Tulalip Resort Casino; Brianna Lind, student at Stanwood High School; Robert “Chili” Hicks, Boeing
YMCA of Snohomish County Board of Trustees: Don Whitfield, Leavitt Northwest; Kyle Kinoshita, Marysville School District; Dr. Jeff Bissey, The Everett Clinic
Rotary helps teens get ready for college
Rotary Club of Everett awarded 12 graduating seniors in the Everett School District with $500 to spend at Fred Meyer as part of its annual College Essentials program.
The students each participated in their school’s AVID college-readiness program, which focuses on students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Some students are the first in their families to go to college.
“One boy, on surveying his two carts full of electronics, bedding, office supplies and tennis shoes said, ‘I have never had anything new before,’” recalled Amy Norman, a Rotarian who volunteered at the June 9 shopping event.
Cascade High School: Brandon Dionio, Ocean Holscher, Fabian Hernandez Saldana, Irais Hernandez-Vazquez, Jamie McCurdy
Sequoia High School: Krystal Tucker, Matt Holmberg
Everett High School: Matthew Alspaugh, Sydney Campbell, Cierra Felder, Casey Saparto, Fatuma Musa
Dairy Ambassador contestants step up
Becca Bartelheimer, of Snohomish, and Allyson Carothers, of Monroe, are among the six contestants for Washington State Dairy Ambassador.
The six will vie to replace 2015-16 State Dairy Ambassador Nicole Buell, of Marysville, and her alternates at a coronation event, set for 5:30 p.m. June 25 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. For ticket information, contact Gloria Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-273-7313.
The young women chosen to serve as Washington’s Ambassadors for Milk receive a generous college scholarship, internships, and extensive communications training.
Bartelheimer graduated earlier this week from Snohomish High School. Carothers graduated from Monroe High School in 2015.
Zonta elects board
The Zonta Club of Everett recently installed its newly elected officers and board of directors for 2016-17. Linda Lepak takes over for Suzanne Poppema as president, Carrie Blair steps in as vice president-president elect, Cindy Phillips is treasurer, Peggy Wiltz is secretary, and Judith Strand, Carol Janowicz, Suzie Truglio and Jeanne Judd are directors.
The club also recognized some of its long-term members for their service: Judd (32 years), Myrna Overstreet (30 years), Marion Berry (30 years), Pat Allen (26 years) and Joan Caine (25 years).
Zonta is a group of professionals focused on empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Learn more at www.zontaeverett.org.
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