Students at Martha Lake Elementary School donated more 478 night lights for South County Fire crews to give to older adults to prevent falls.
Firefighters accepted the donations during an all-school assembly on Jan. 23. Students wrote notes or colored pictures to go with each night light.
This is the fourth year the Martha Lake PTA has collected night lights for the Shine A Light to Prevent Falls program. Falls top the list of emergency calls for older adults in southwest Snohomish County, where there were more than 1,800 calls about falls last year.
A night light in the bedroom, bathroom or hallway can help older adults see where they’re going and avoid tripping over objects.
Most falls occur at home and most are preventable. South County Fire offers home visits for older adults and their family members to identify ways to improve safety. To schedule a home visit or learn more about South County Fire’s falls prevention services, email falls@southsnofire or call 425-551-1266.
South County Fire is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County, serving more than 250,000 residents in unincorporated communities and the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.
Schack Art Center recognizes 176 young artists
The Schack Art Center will display works of 176 young artists who received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
The 97th Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the country’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7 to 12. This program year, nearly 340,000 works of art and writing were submitted. The Snohomish County Art Region’s young artists received 273 regional honors, including Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, and American Visions nominations from Schack Art Center.
The public can view the Scholastic Art Portfolio Exhibit Jan. 29 to Feb. 23 in the Emerging Young Artists’ Gallery. An exhibit of the individual entries will be featured in the Mezzanine Gallery from Feb. 3 to 23 with the opening reception 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Schack Art Center.
That same evening will include the Scholastic Art Awards ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett.
Regular gallery hours are: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Regional Scholastic Art Awards are co-sponsored by the Schack Art Center and its H’Arts Patrons, City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission and Wells Fargo.
For Gold Key works of art in the Awards’ 18 art categories, including architecture, painting, printmaking, video game design, and more, the opportunities for recognition will continue when the works are judged again on a national level by a panel of leading creative professionals. National Gold Medalists will be announced in March 2020 and will be honored during a special awards ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2020. All National Medalists are eligible for additional opportunities such as inclusion in the Art.Write.Now.Tour traveling exhibition.
American Vision Nominees/Best of Show Recipients
Everett High School — Katy Peters
Glacier Peak — Amelia Ebling
Kamiak — Riley Cooke, Antonio Mejia Wolf
Snohomish — Sophia Rennert
Gold Key Recipients
Cascade — Emelia Feldman
Edmonds Woodway — Tessa Fleming, Giselle Iseli
Everett — Nghi Ly, Angelina Mckelvie, Maya Morris, Katy Peters (2)
Glacier Peak — Amelia Ebling, Cecily Jones, Angie Rengach
Harbour Pointe — Elizabeth Chuesh
Henry M Jackson — Yeeun Kim, Catherine Nguyen
J Art Academy — Annette Lee, Susanna Lee (2), Olivia Pak (3), Seoeun Song
Kamiak — Seanna Brown, Riley Cooke, Ella Johnson, Angie Kim (7), Edward Lee (2), Ambrose Leiske, Eleena McRae, Antonio Mejia Wolf (2), Elivia Nelson, Jacob (Cobi) Stancik, David Wells, Dascha Wright
Lynnwood — Hannah Tang
Mariner — Vanessa Lombos, Layla Owens
Meadowdale — Maia Aikens
Monroe — Benson Boone, Liliya Smirnova
Mountlake Terrace — Clare Kaiyala
North Creek — Maya Bingham, Juliette Park
Sky Valley Education Center — Jerrilyn Brower (2), Jack Gardner, Elsie Hill, Zach Speer
Snohomish — Kyle Forstie, Anisa Jacobson, Dakotah Kjelland, Sophia Rennert
Stanwood — Kayla McNeill (2)
The Art Workshop — Leo McLean