Edmonds College student wins $2,000 AAUW scholarship

Abigail Cruz was awarded the American Association of University Women Edmonds Sno-King branch’s $2,000 scholarship for Edmonds College. (AAUW Edmonds Sno-King)

Abigail Cruz was awarded the American Association of University Women Edmonds Sno-King branch’s $2,000 scholarship for Edmonds College. (AAUW Edmonds Sno-King)

AAUW scholarship for Edmonds College student

The Edmonds SnoKing Branch of the American Association of University Women awarded Abigail Cruz its $2,000 Edmonds College scholarship.

The Meadowdale High School graduate was selected for her academic accomplishments, determination and work ethic. Cruz has been working full time while pursuing an associate’s degree in biology and earning a high grade-point average. She plans to attend a university and pursue a pharmacology doctorate.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes equity and education for women and girls.. The Edmonds SnoKing Branch welcomes members from Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, and Shoreline.

Everett Christian School students spread bark and did landscape maintenance with the Everett Parks Department at Legion Park as part of the school’s Serve-A-Thon. (Everett Christian School)

Everett Christian School students spread bark and did landscape maintenance with the Everett Parks Department at Legion Park as part of the school’s Serve-A-Thon. (Everett Christian School)

Everett Christian School students tidy up Everett park

Everett Christian School students spread bark and did landscape maintenance at Legion Memorial Park in Everett as part of the school’s Serve-A-Thon.

Providence Children’s Association elects new officers

Beginning their 71st year of service in the community, members of Providence General Children’s Association elected new officers during a virtual annual meeting on May 27.

Officers elected for the upcoming year include President, Sharron White; First Vice President, Christie Tipton; Second Vice President/Allocations, Kathy Schnell; Recording Secretary, Patty Lanes and Treasurer, Jean Messner.

Volunteer Christie Tipton was honored with the prestigious Carol Stuchell Award for her extraordinary effort on behalf of PGCA. A long-time member of the board, Tipton volunteers at both the Twig Shop and Pacific Pavilion Boutique on the campuses of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. In addition, she is active in Guild 18, participated in the successful children’s face coverings project, and serves on the planning committee for the annual Teddy Bear Breakfast.

Providence General Children’s Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and contribute to the health care needs of children in the Northwest Region of Washington. To learn more about ways to volunteer or support PGCA, visit www.washington.providence.org/donate/providence-general-childrens-association.

Garden club awards scholarship

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club has awarded its $1,000 horticulture scholarship for 2021-2022.

Marina de la Cruz of Lake Stevens will be completing her bachelor of science degree at Washington State University-Everett campus in Spring of 2022. Her degree will be in organic and sustainable agriculture with a minor in soil science. She has always had a passion for plants, which has driven her previous educational accomplishments including an associates degree in environmental horticulture.

Along with sustainability, she has a deep interest in food justice. She feels strongly that everyone has the right to fresh food.

The club has awarded horticulture scholarships annually since 2007 that are funded by proceeds from the Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour.

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