High school senior named Edmonds College student trustee
Athmar Al-Ghanim, a senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School, was selected the student trustee for 2020-21 on the Edmonds College Board of Trustees.
Al-Ghamin is enrolled at Edmonds College through the Running Start program, a statewide program that allows high school juniors and seniors to take college level courses without paying tuition.
“Athmar is uniquely qualified for this position,” said Amit B. Singh, president of Edmonds College. “She is dedicated to serving others, and we look forward to her bringing the students’ voice to the board during this challenging time.”
She is pursuing an Associate in Science degree focusing on biology with aspirations of attending the University of Washington next fall.
Lake-friendly gardening praised in Lake Stevens
The Snohomish Conservation District announced its 2020 Cascade Award honorees at a September Lake Stevens City Council meeting.
Winner Leah Everett and finalist Jacque Longley were praised for their efforts supporting the health of Lake Stevens with sustainable landscaping.
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Marysville and Granite Falls Fire to receive Assistance to Firefighters Grant
A regional federal grant worth $600,000 will purchase the Marysville Fire District and Granite Falls Fire Department expensive masks and breathing apparatus.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant will be used to purchase 83 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), 76 SCBA masks and 10 rapid intervention team pack used to quickly provide breathable air to a firefighter in distress. SCBA’s regularly cost upward of $9,000 and must be replaced every 15 years.
“These tools are vital in protecting our firefighters so they can respond when our community needs them most,” Fire Chief Martin McFalls said. “We are extremely grateful for this award. It helps alleviate the burden on our taxpayers to fund these necessary but costly items.”
Homage Senior Services earns honorable mention for innovation
Last month, the Aging and Disability Business Institute presented The John A. Hartford Foundation 2020 Business Innovation Award Honorable Mention award to Homage Senior Services, Snohomish County’s largest provider of services for older adults and people with disabilities.
Homage’s HomeAdvantage(r) program was recognized for providing tailored case management services via in-home and telephonic support.
Through partnerships with local health care organizations, HomeAdvantage(r) served 2,400 older adults and people with disabilities and plans to serve another 1,700 with its care management program in the next year.
Marysville Getchell high schoolers earn National Merit recognition
Seniors Ashlyn White, David Lockwood and Taryn Neal from Marysville Getchell High School received praise as Commended Students for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship program.
Richard Zimmerman, principal of Marysville Getchell, will present the trio with letters of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
“These Class of 2021 students have a bright future ahead of them and we are so proud of Ashlyn, David, and Taryn for their achievements and academic successes,” Zimmerman said.
Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who took the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
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