Monroe Kiwanis Club awards three scholarships

Kiwanis scholarships: The 31st consecutive year, the Monroe Kiwanis Club awarded college scholarships to graduates of Monroe High School. This year, $1,000 scholarships were given to Shayla Behling, Kailie Knutzen and Adriana Ramirez.

League of Women Voters award three scholarships

The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County has awarded $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors Christina McNaughton of Cascade High School, who plans to attend Western Washington University and major in journalism or political science; Julianna Tesfu of Mountlake Terrrace High School, who plans to attend the University of Washington and major in nursing for work in low-income neighborhoods; and Jennifer Redak of Monroe High School, who plans to attend the University of Washington and major in Political Science.

Roberts wins two honors from Hartwick College

Hartwick College sophomore Aaron Roberts of Edmonds – a math and physics major – has received the Harry “Ed” and Joan U. Door Scholarship and has been named an Andrew B. Saxton Fellow in mathematics. Hartwick College is in New York.

UW student’s senior year paid for with scholarship

Nikolas Alvanos, a 2005 graduate of Everett High School who earned an associate’s degree from Everett Community College, has received the Dale Roger Corkery Scholarship from the University of Washington. It will pay for the history major’s senior year tuition.

Women win state Vocational Excellence Scholarships

Everett Community College students Rachel Glaspey of Camano Island, Jennifer Lowe of Everett, and Sarah Wilkerson of Bothell have received Washington Award for Vocational Excellence Scholarships, which will pay for two years of their college tuition in Washington state.

WAVE, administered by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, honors three students in each of the state’s 49 legislative districts.

Glaspey, who works full time at The Everett Clinic while attending school, plans to study radiation therapy, an important component in the treatment and cure of cancer. Her stepfather, Gus, has a rare form of cancer.

Lowe returned to college after earning her bachelor’s degree in zoology. She’s now studying to become a nurse, with the goal of earning her master’s degree in nursing.

Wilkerson, who has a bachelor’s degree in animal science, also came to EvCC to study nursing after working in the veterinary field for 10 years.

Snohomish County grads from University of Oregon

University of Oregon graduates in Eugene, Ore., include:

Bothell: Rachelle Marie Cribbs, bachelor of arts, French and international studies.

Brier: Lisa M. Andrews, cum laude, bachelor of music, music performance.

Camano Island: Brandon Kyle Campbell, bachelor of science, business administration.

Edmonds: Yekaterina Mikhaylovna Kagan, doctor of jurisprudence, law; and Kate Alexandra Nelson, bachelor of science, educational studies.

Everett: Kate Clancy Beckley, bachelor of architecture, architecture; Cullen Robert Crouch Bradley, master of science, applied physics; and Mary Emmilia Smith, bachelor of arts, art history.

Lake Stevens: Kristi Rae Leiter, bachelor of science, accounting.

Lynnwood: Courtnay Marie Gac, certificate, second language acquisition and teaching; and bachelor of arts, linguistics.

Mukilteo: Brianna R. Tindall, doctor of jurisprudence, law.

Snohomish: Emily Mary Enders, bachelor of science, digital arts.

Peace of Snohomish County names essay contest winners

Edmonds-based Peace Action of Snohomish County has announced the winners of its 2007 Linda Jewell Memorial Essay Contest for middle schools students in the Edmonds School District.

There were 192 entries from six schools: Seven first-place winners received prizes of $50 each. Nine second-place winners received prizes of $25 each. Winners of the 12th annual contest are Megan Herzog, first, and Kelsey Parker, second, from Alderwood Middle School; Jasla James, first, and Julien Bernstein, second, from College Place Middle School; Ian Palmer, first, and Meredith Penny, second, from Madrona K-8 School; Alysen Johnson and James Poirier, first, and Christina McCormick and Sarah Hamburg, second, from Maplewood Cooperative K-8 School; and Skyler Herrmann and Erika Green, first, and Kaylee Cram, Tim Park, Alex Springer and Kyler Gillman, second, from Meadowdale Middle School.

The essay contest was started in 1996 by Linda Jewell, who was a teacher assistant at College Place Middle School who died of cancer in 1999.

Snohomish senior makes national society of scholars

Mersi Begley, an incoming senior at Snohomish High School, was recently accepted as a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

She is also a member of the National Honor Society and is listed as a “Who’s Who Among American High School Students.”

During her senior year, she will sit for a fourth year as a justice on the student court, serve as president of the Chinese Club, conduct the marching band as drum major and serve as vice president of the school’s honor society.

Qwest gives two Everett PTAs $1,000 safety grants

Gateway Middle School and Jackson Elementary School Parent Teacher Associations are two of the 20 Washington PTAs to receive $1,000 grants from Qwest Communications International Inc. for securing the highest levels of parent participation in the company’s Online Safety Certification program.

The program educates parents about the latest online safety trends and tips to keep kids safer online.

More than 90 Washington schools participated in Qwest’s online safety school challenge. Twenty received grant awards.

Jackson Elementary PTA will use the funds to provide a family fun night in the fall. Gateway has not decided how the funds will be used.

Granite Falls names 2007 employees of the year

Granite Falls School District employees of the year are Dan Scollard and Peggy Gabrio.

Scollard, a seven-year employee, is the district’s information system supervisor; Gabrio is a high school history teacher who has worked in the district for 19 years.

Marysville high school students for May and June

Marysville School District high school students of the month of May were Kami Sutton and Jared Stohl and for June they were Alison Pascoe and Dane Hansen.

Marysville elementary students’ bus posters win

Two Marysville elementary school students were recently recognized for winning the district’s school bus safety poster contest. They are Joe Terney of Marshall Elementary School in the kindergarten through second-grade division and Machaela Konsor of the Marysville Cooperative Education program at Quil Ceda Elementary School in the third- through fifth-grade division.

Lake Stevens honors high schoolers, middle schoolers

Lake Stevens School District recently named its high school and middle school students of the month. They are:

Lake Stevens High School: Nicole Spitzer, Jacob Anderson, Kristina Perkins, Derek Hahn, Leah Grassl, Tyler Stevens, Kelly Brazell and Darren McGuire.

Lake Stevens Middle School: Kacie Masten, Alden Wester, Katie Wade, Russell Hannigan, Jennifer Gutierrez and Chad Watson.

North Lake Middle School: Brittney Pahukoa, Alec Yeutter, Christian Gasca, Abigail Molstre, Greta Hakso and Cody Schlosser.

Lake Stevens recognizes four district employees

Lake Stevens School District employees recognized as May APPLE award winners were Emily McGill, Robyn Stapley, Christiane Weaver and Janet McNett.

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