EvCC recognizes SnoCo Black Heritage Committee leader

DanVo’nique Bletson-Reed, president of the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee, was given the Everett Community College Diversity and Equity Center’s Malcolm X Day 2021 Community Awareness Award. (Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee)

DanVo’nique Bletson-Reed, president of the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee, was given the Everett Community College Diversity and Equity Center’s Malcolm X Day 2021 Community Awareness Award. (Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee)

The Everett Community College Diversity and Equity Center bestowed DanVo’nique Bletson-Reed with the Malcolm X Day 2021 Community Awareness Award.

Bletson-Reed is the president of the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee, a nonprofit group that educates people about the cultural roots and contributions of African-Americans, perhaps best known for organizing the annual Nubian Jam. She received the award for her dedication to her community and community service.

Kiwanis Club of Snohomish tidies Claytown Kids Park

Members and families of the Kiwanis Club of Snohomish recently tended to Claytown Kids Park in Snohomish.

During the past pandemic year, the park at 329 Ave. I specifically designed for families with small children became overgrown with weeds and shrub overgrowth. As one of their community projects, the Kiwanis team brought shovels, pruners, trimmers, and a power-washer to tidy the park in a steady June rain.

For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Snohomish, visit www.snohokiwanis.org.

Marysville Kiwanis Club awards $4,000 in scholarships

The Marysville Kiwanis Club has awarded four scholarships to local high school graduates.

Students were selected based on their community service involvement, need, academics, activities and career goals, Kiwanis President Doug Buell said.

“This year’s award recipients ran the gamut, from a pioneer who became one of the nation’s first girl Eagle Scouts to a young apprentice who is hot on his way to becoming a well-grounded electrician,” Buell said.

This year’s scholarship recipients by high school and future plans are:

Molly McKinney, Marysville Getchell High School, Snohomish County’s first girl Eagle Scout, who will attend Everett Community College before moving on to a Los Angeles institution to study fashion design.

Caden Vongsa, another Marysville Getchell graduate and Kiwanis Key Club member since his freshman year, who plans to attend college to major in Chemistry/Pre-Med.

Cole Norton, an Marysville Getchell graduate and Running Start student active in numerous community services activities and school sports, who plans to go to college to study sports statistics or financial analysis in the sports industry.

Alexander Hamilton, from Legacy High School, a 2020-21 Kiwanis-Soroptimist Student of the Month and recipient of the Kiwanis Club’s vocational-technical scholarship. Hamilton is currently a full-time electrician’s apprentice and plans to become a journeyman electrician.

Talk to us

More in Local News

A SWAT team responds during an 8-hour standoff between police and a man brandishing a knife at a home in south Edmonds on Sunday night. (Edmonds Police Department)
9-hour Edmonds standoff with knife-wielding man ends in arrest

The man reportedly threatened to kill his family. Police spent hours trying to get him to come outside.

Security footage depicting an armed robbery at Buds Garage in Everett on Tuesday, Jan.18, 2022. (Contributed photo)
Everett pot shop robbed twice; others targeted in recent months

Armed robbers have hit Buds Garage off Everett Avenue twice since December.

Police: Everett man left family member with life-threatening injuries

An Everett man, 23, was in jail on $100,000 bail after being accused of confronting women and attacking a relative.

The Snow Goose Transit bus at one of it's stops outside of the Lincoln Hill Retirement Community on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Catch a free bus between Camano, Stanwood, Smokey Point

Snow Goose Transit runs on weekdays, offering 15 stops and — for those with mobility issues — door-to-door service.

Cassandra Lopez-Shaw
Snohomish County judge accused of ‘needlessly’ exposing staff to COVID

Adam Cornell argues the incident reinforces a need to suspend jury trials, as omicron wreaks havoc.

Connie L. Bigelow at her store Miniatures & More in Edmonds on Tuesday. (Janice Podsada / The Herald)
Woman who lit her own Edmonds doll store on fire gets house arrest

Connie Bigelow, 54, was sentenced Friday in federal court for lighting her business on fire to collect insurance money.

The Washington National Guard arrived Friday at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett to help with a surge of COVID-19 cases at the hospital. (Providence) 20220121
State offers free home tests; National Guard arrives in Everett

Supply is limited at a new online portal, but Washingtonians can now order five free rapid COVID tests.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is no longer required reading in Mukilteo

The school board on Monday voted to remove it from the list for ninth-graders, at the urging of teachers and students.

A rendering of the Compass Health Broadway Campus Redevelopment looks southwest at the building. The facility is planned for 82,000 square feet with a behavioral health clinic with a 16-bed inpatient center and a 16-bed crisis triage center. (Ankrom Moisan Architects)
Demolition eyed in spring for Compass Health Broadway campus

The Everett-based behavioral health care provider wants to replace the 1920-built Bailey Center with a modern facility.

Most Read