Community Transit gifts youth program a van

The Sky Valley Youth Coalition was granted a 15 passenger van from Community Transit for transporting teens to events. (Volunteers of America Western Washington)

The Sky Valley Youth Coalition was granted a 15 passenger van from Community Transit for transporting teens to events. (Volunteers of America Western Washington)

Community Transit gifts youth program a van

Volunteers of America Western Washington’s Youth Program, the Sky Valley Youth Coalition, was granted a 15-passenger van through Community Transit’s VanGo Program. The 2007 Chevrolet Express will transport Sky Valley teens as they visit colleges, recieve mentorship and volunteer.

“Sultan is a beautiful place, but so far removed from many of the things teens enjoy, and can benefit from,” Ruth Shapovalov, teen program director, said. “Transportation is often an obstacle they just can’t overcome. Having this van opens up a world of opportunities.”

Kirsten Harvey with HOSA Executive Council President Vivian Do. (Everett Public Schools)

Kirsten Harvey with HOSA Executive Council President Vivian Do. (Everett Public Schools)

Everett adviser most outstanding of the year

Kirsten Harvey, advisor of the Health Occupations Students of America club at Everett High School, was awarded the Washington HOSA Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award for 2018-19.

“I have been so blessed to work with this amazing organization and all of the amazing people that make it all happen,” Harvey said. “I am so excited to continue our work together.”

She received the honor in Orlando, Florida, at the international leadership conference.

The club, endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of Association for Career and Technical Education, is a national career and technical student organization.

Marysville Knights of Columbus honor 3

The Knights of Columbus Council of Marysville awarded Tina Do with the Thomas LaMere Memorial Scholarship, Paulina Soltero with the Frank O’Reilly Memorial Scholarship and Kivima Acevedo with the Fred Harrington Council Scholarship.

Religious education and participation, as well as community service and leadership skills were considered along with academics as the council chose from the sons and daughters who applied and are graduating from high school.

26 retire from South County Fire

On Saturday, June 29, the South County Fire Honor Guard led a traditional fire service retirement ceremony honoring 26 retirees from the district. The event organized by IAFF local 1828 was for all firefighters who retired in the last year.

Honored at the event were Assistant Chiefs Scott Goodale and Brad Reading, Assistant Fire Marshal Jerry Job, Battalion Chiefs Steve Allison and Jerry Sheehan, Medical Services Officers Larry Hadland and John Magee, Inspector Kathy Baker, Captains Steve Barnes, George Boling, Tom Condon, Dan Olson, Mike Read, Dean Smullin, Dean Warren and Andre Yoakum, Firefighter/Paramedics Dirk Christianson, Bryan Eusterbrock, Andy Polak and EJ Wilson and firefighters Tod Bullard, Scott Crane, John Giddings, John Storm, Nicholas Weber and Gary Westerman.

South County Fire is Snohomish County’s largest provider of fire and emergency medical services, serving more than 250,000 people in the region.

Historic fund awards $100,000 in grants

Evaluating the benefits of each historical project, the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission awarded $100,000 in funding requests to applicants this year. The commission considered how each project would promote access to county history, professional development, capital improvements and/or collections management in Snohomish County. Of 18 applicants 12 will receive full or partial funding.

Camp Fire Camp Killoqua will receive $20,087 for roof repairs to its lodge building.

The Stillaguamish Pioneer Times received $6,084 to digitize nine years of the Arlington Times newspaper and $2,472 for printing a detailed story book of buildings and their architects depicted in a historic quilt.

The City of Sultan will receive $9,456 for repairs to a statue of Chief Sultan in River Park.

Lake Stevens Historical Society received $11,500 to digitize 14 years of newspapers.

Granite Falls Historical Society will get $2,399 to publish and distribute a historical fiction novel on the town of Monte Cristo from the late 1800’s.

With $8,000 in funding, the Snohomish County League of Women Voters will prepare interactive materials on Missouri Hanna, an early female publisher and suffragist from Edmonds.

Stanwood Area’s Historical Society will receive $10,000 to restore Douglas fir flooring at the Floyd Nygard Cultural Center.

HistoryLink will use $6,885 in funding to publish biographies of notable people and places in Snohomish County history to its online encyclopedia.

Five panels of historic timeline will be funded with a $7,806 grant awarded to the City of Mill Creek.

The Sky Valley Arts Council received $10,000 to restore plaster around the stage at the Startup Event Center.

A short-loop walking tour of downtown Snohomish received $5,311 following a City of Snohomish request.

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