Providence honors 11 with scholarships for volunteerism

Kirsten Harvey with HOSA Executive Council President Vivian Do. (Everett Public Schools)

Kirsten Harvey with HOSA Executive Council President Vivian Do. (Everett Public Schools)

At the annual meeting of the Providence General Children’s Association, eleven local students recieved $2,500 scholarships for their volunteerism.

All recipients worked at least 75 hours at Providence Regional or at Camp Prov, a day camp for children with disabilities.

Scholarships awarded on May 30 at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett are funded by various Guild activities and sales at our incredible gift shops, The Boutique at the Pacific Pavilion and the Twig Shop on the Colby Campus.

Winners include, Erin Potocsnak of Snohomish High School, Dorothy Bogdanovich Scholarship recipient, Atala Chavez of Kamiak High School, Julia Williams of Snohomish High School, Taylor Bair of Appalachian State University, Jessica Lopez-Ramirez of Mariner High School, Angie Wang of Kamiak High School, Alice Cheng of Kamiak High School, Mackenzie Allinson of Lake Stevens High School, Camryn Kloes of Cascade High School, Megan Hawley of Lake Stevens High School and Anna Munoz of Lake Stevens High School.

Jean Hardy was honored with the Carol Stuchell Award as an indispensable volunteer in the Twig Shop. Hardy shares the award with Twig Shop Managers Kathy Duffy and Linda Jubie.

Monroe Miracle League celebrates landmarks

A baseball league for more than 50 individuals with disabilities of all ages, The Miracle League in Monroe, marked 20 years earlier this month. The league also recognized the 10 year anniversry of its playing field, Rotary Field.

Knights of Columbus honor 3

The Knights of Columbus Council 763 awarded Quinn Wieber from Sno-ISLE Tech Skills Center, Benen Dufresne from Everett High School and Emilie Bader from Archbishop Murphy High School with $2,000 college scholarships.

Religious education and participation, as well as community service and leadership skills were consider along with academics as the council chooses from the sons and daughters who applied and are graduating from high school.

Three students winning scholarships from the Knights was an anomaly, but with three exceptional students, the group decided to honor all of them.

Eleven $2,500 scholarships were distributed to students who volunteered at least 75 hours with Providence. (Everett Public Schools)

Eleven $2,500 scholarships were distributed to students who volunteered at least 75 hours with Providence. (Everett Public Schools)

Everett adviser most outstanding of the year

Kristen Harvey, advisor of the Health Occupations Students of America club at Everett High School, was awarded the Washington HOSA Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award for 2018-19.

“I have been so blessed to work with this amazing organization and all of the amazing people that make it all happen,” Harvey said. “I am so excited to continue our work together.”

She recieved the honor in Orlando, Florida, at the international leadership conference.

The club, endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of Association for Career and Technical Education, is a national career and technical student organization.

Claudia McClain, founder of McClain Insurance; Abby Roosendaal, senior territory manager at Safeco Insurance; and Kay Fantin, executive director of Everett Public Schools Foundation stand with a check for the EPS foundation. (Tilson PR)

Claudia McClain, founder of McClain Insurance; Abby Roosendaal, senior territory manager at Safeco Insurance; and Kay Fantin, executive director of Everett Public Schools Foundation stand with a check for the EPS foundation. (Tilson PR)

Everett Public Schools Foundation awarded $4k donation

As part of Safeco Insurance’s nationwide Change Agent program recognizing volunteerism, McClain Insurance Services has been awarded $2,000 to donate to the Everett Public Schools Foundation.

McClain Insurance Services was named a 2019 Change Agent for their participation in the Everett Public Schools Foundation’s Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive.

Every August, McClain’s team participates in the Supply Drive and will match the $2,000 donation to the fundraiser.

This will help collect new backpacks and school supplies for low-income students in Everett, a school district with 38.5% low-income students.

Ocean Research College Academy graduates 51

In a ceremony on June 20, the 14th graduating class of Everett Community College’s Ocean Reasearch College Academy (ORCA) saw 51 students crossed the stage with both an associate degree and a high school diploma.

In this one-of-a-kind program, students engaged with the local marine environment as the catalyst for their education.

“This cohort of students maximized their research opportunities as the first group of students to receive direct support from the National Science Foundation,”said Ardi Kveven, executive director and founder of the program.

In addition to two years of college credits, ORCA graduates have earned more than $50,000 in scholarships to universities across the nation.

Students attending ORCA come from the following Snohomish County high schools: Arlington, Cascade, Cedarcrest, Edmonds Heights, Edmonds-Woodway, Everett, Kamiak, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Monroe and Stanwood.

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