U.S. Navy 
                                Airman Cody Mulligan from Lake Stevens (right) receives his Letter of Commendation aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford.

U.S. Navy Airman Cody Mulligan from Lake Stevens (right) receives his Letter of Commendation aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford.

Hazel Miller grants 11 scholarships

Hazel Miller grants 11 scholarships

Eleven graduating seniors in the Edmonds School District will head to college or universities with an extra $5,000 scholarship thanks to the Hazel Miller Foundation.

The district’s foundation announced the $55,000 donation last week.

“I’ve had the pleasure of presenting scholarships to our graduates and know how much this financial support means to them and to their families,” said Deborah Brandi, executive director of the district foundation in a news release. “We are grateful to the Hazel Miller Foundation for its continued commitment to our students as they begin a new phase of their educations.”

The Hazel Miller Foundation is a nonprofit focused on supporting activities and education in Edmonds and the South County.

More info: www.hazelmillerfoundation.org.

Everett schools foundation gave district $500,000 last year

The end-of-the-year report for the Everett Public Schools Foundation showed more than $500,000 was raised by donors, grants and investments for classrooms in the district.

Donors came from individuals, families and businesses. More than 50 local companies gave $110,000 to the foundation.

The money goes to schools across the district, including scholarships, 46 grants for classroom activities and 1,900 backpacks to students in need.

Since 1985, the foundation has given more than $5 million to Everett Public Schools.

More info: visit www.everettsd.org/epsf.

Facial hair for a charity

Marysville police officers are a little harrier than usual, but it’s for a good cause.

Officers are participating in a no-shave challenge to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Toy Drive.

Last week, they presented a check for $600 to the drive.

Beards and donations will continue to grow this month.

Jennie Warmouth 
                                One of the kennels assisted by Jennie Warmouth’s second-grade class at Spruce Elementary. This year, her class organized a fundraiser to help dogs transporting to new shelters.

Jennie Warmouth One of the kennels assisted by Jennie Warmouth’s second-grade class at Spruce Elementary. This year, her class organized a fundraiser to help dogs transporting to new shelters.

Second-graders help dogs in need

Jennie Warmouth’s second-grade class at Spruce Elementary in Lynnwood has been writing online descriptions for adoptable dogs for more than a decade.

This year, her class took it a step further by organizing and promoting an eight-day fundraiser at their school.

The drive culminated with the class presenting a $387.57 check to the CEO of PAWS, an animal shelter and adoption agency.

The donation goes toward caring for dogs being transferred from shelters in Texas to the Northwest.

“In Texas shelters, highly-adoptable dogs are at risk of being euthanized due to overcrowding,” a news release said. “In the Northwest, many shelters have room to accommodate these homeless animals due to high demand from our animal-loving community.”

Those looking to donate to the cause can visit facebook.com/MiracleK9 or www.give.paws.org.

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