Wendy Cook, Everett Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler, gave Volunteers of American Food Bank Manager Tonya Gien a check for $2,000. (Everett Elks Lodge)

Wendy Cook, Everett Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler, gave Volunteers of American Food Bank Manager Tonya Gien a check for $2,000. (Everett Elks Lodge)

Everett Elks Lodge donates $2,000 to VOA food bank

The Everett Elks Lodge donated $2,000 to the Volunteers of America food bank.

Wendy Cook, the lodge’s exalted ruler, gave VOA food bank manager Tonya Gien a check recently that will fund 1,075 meals. Everett Elks has served the Everett area since 1899.

Glacier Peak High School class of 2021 graduate Naomi Fifita, seen here surrounded by her family at commencement at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, received one of 173 Snohomish Education Foundation’s scholarships. (Snohomish Education Foundation)

Glacier Peak High School class of 2021 graduate Naomi Fifita, seen here surrounded by her family at commencement at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, received one of 173 Snohomish Education Foundation’s scholarships. (Snohomish Education Foundation)

Snohomish Education Foundation awards more than 170 scholarships

The Snohomish Education Foundation announced through fundraising and community donations that it has awarded 173 community scholarships totaling more than $180,000 to graduating seniors from AIM, Glacier Peak, and Snohomish High schools.

“Congratulations to the Class of 2021,” said Carol Robinson, a foundation board member and scholarship committee chairperson. “You really persevered through a myriad of unprecedented events to achieve your goals. We are so proud to be supporting you on your path forward toward meaningful endeavors. You are our future leaders, and we know you will bring wisdom from experience to all future challenges. As always, we thank our community sponsors, who continue to so generously support our graduating seniors with scholarship funding through thick and thin. As the African proverb says, it truly ‘takes a village to raise a child.’”

Since 1990, the Snohomish Education Foundation has awarded over $2.5 million in scholarships to 2,993 Snohomish School District graduates. In 2021, the foundation added four new scholarships; Panther Cross Country Scholarship, Joanne Kirkley Memorial Scholarship, Snohomish Motorcycle Safety Awareness Scholarship, and the Roosevelt Country Club Scholarship. The foundation invites donations to existing scholarships or to establish new scholarships in honor of a memorial or by an organization, family, or alumni group.

The Snohomish Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting student success through scholarships, classroom grants, district programs, and the Hansen Shoe Fund. As a community-based organization, the foundation relies on private donors and volunteers to carry out their mission of fostering learning by expanding opportunities for Snohomish School District students. For more information, visit www.snoed.org, contact the SEF office at 360-568-5292, or email: office@snoed.org.

Tatum Narode (Edmonds College)

Tatum Narode (Edmonds College)

Edmonds College students present research at UW symposium

Fifteen Edmonds College students were selected to present their research at the University of Washington’s 24th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The students represented a range of academic disciplines, including environmental science, computer science and physics.

“Presenting at the symposium made me realize how far I’d come,” said EC student Tatum Narode, who gave a talk about her research on the urban heat island effect in Atlanta, Georgia. “For a long time it felt like we weren’t getting anywhere, uncovering problem after problem. It was a bumpy but satisfying process.”

Narode started her research as part of a group project in instructor Rachel Wade’s physics class last fall. She met her initial collaborators — Tatiana Macarov, Nereyda Fuentes and Harrison Butler — through in-person labs.

“Dr. Wade really helped build a community in class,” said Narode. “She’s been encouraging this whole time.”

Narode is a high school student taking college classes at EC through the Running Start program. She will transfer this fall to the University of British Columbia to continue studying environmental science.

“I enjoy the world of academia quite a bit.” said Narode. “I see myself in grad school, maybe studying policy as well. I like finding the intersections between people and the planet.”

To learn more about the EC student researchers, visit the Undergraduate Research Symposium website. One EC research team also presented at the national Posters on the Hill conference earlier this year. Read more on the Edmonds College website.

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