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Middle-schoolers raise $2K for homeless peers

The Port Susan Middle School Kiwanis Builders Club held an auction to help homeless students in the Stanwood School District and surpassed its $1,200 goal, raising $2,132.

Kiwanis Builders Club is a middle school-level, student-led service group that “builds” leaders through serving others.

The Port Susan club aims to raise awareness about the Stanwood School District’s roughly 150 homeless students, and to help provide them with funds, clothes, shoes, toiletries and other needed items.

Proceeds from the silent and live auction event, which also included a bake sale, will pay for holiday gift cards and Orca bus passes for 60 of the students.

Local businesses that donated to the event included Fiddleheads, North County EMS/Fire, Ixtapa, Dos Reales, Stanwood Café, Laurie’s Boutique, IGA, QFC, Spa Princess Party, Camano Veterinary Clinic, Pinch Knitters, Sunny Cuts, Del Fox, Glass Quest, The Country Store, Little Caesars, Red Door Beads, Stanwood Cupcakes, Dragon Palace, Great Clips, A Guilded Gallery, Brew 532, the Stanwood-Camano News and more.

Kiwanis recognizes Snohomish students

The Kiwanis Club of Snohomish named its Students of the First Quarter.

Valley View Middle School: Sylvia Rummerfield (seventh grade) and Cassy Vando (eighth grade)

Centennial Middle School: Colby VerHoeven (seventh grade) and Cassondra Neimela (eighth grade)

AIM High School: Josh Osborn (morning session) and Antoinette Pryor (afternoon session)

Glacier Peak High School: Jessica Denke (ninth grade), Emily Jameson (10th grade), Ethan Smith (11th grade) and Jared Howard (12th grade)

Snohomish High School: Maya DuChesne (ninth grade), Tessa Rugg (10th grade), Logan Stapleton (11th grade) and Drake Wilson (12th grade)

Support teacher honored by Rotary

Cathy Reighter, a learning support teacher at Hazelwood Elementary School, was named the Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace Educator of the Month for October.

Reighter says her motto is: “Be kind, try my best to live each day like it is my last, find someone to laugh with every day, laugh harder especially when the going gets tough, and remember that I am not alone — we are indeed, Hazelwood!”

Lake Stevens staff awards

The Lake Stevens School District will honor its October 2015 Apple Award Recipients at the Nov. 18 school board meeting, to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Educational Service Center, 12309 22nd St. NE.

Staff were nominated and selected by their peers for contributions to the district and excellence: Robin Burn, teacher, North Lake Middle School; Leslie Ivelia, associate principal, Lake Stevens High School; Shelli Jordan, custodian, Cavelero Mid High School; Mollie Langum, food service supervisor, Lake Stevens School District; and Michelle Williams, benefits coordinator, Lake Stevens School District.

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