Soroptimist International of Everett awarded more than $25,000 in grants to 12 different area nonprofit organizations. (Soroptimist International of Everett)

Soroptimist International of Everett awarded more than $25,000 in grants to 12 different area nonprofit organizations. (Soroptimist International of Everett)

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Soroptimists award scholarships

In late May, Soroptimist International of Everett awarded over $25,000 in grants to 12 different non-profit organizations supporting women and girls in the Everett community.

They included: Maud’s House, Crossroads Teen Mom’s, Inspire her, Domestic Violence Services, Housing Hope, Cocoon House, Homage, Totes4Kids, Music4Life, Village Theater, Girl Scouts and Girls on the Run. The organizations were chosen through an application process conducted in April.

Throughout the year, the Everett group had three fundraisers – Grab the Grape lunch and auction in February, a Mother’s Day Flower Basket sale in April through May and the Holiday Plant Sale in November.

From these fundraisers, the group gives $16,000 annually to Soroptimist specific awards recognizing women and young girls in the area. This year, it provided $25,100 to organizations that support the values and goals of Soroptimist International, which aims to improve the lives of women and girls through personal growth and education.

Khadija Shirazy is April’s Everett Community College Student of the Month. (Laura J. Burton)

Khadija Shirazy is April’s Everett Community College Student of the Month. (Laura J. Burton)

EVCC Student of the month

Khadija Shirazy was selected as the April Everett Community College student of the month by the Port Gardner Rotary Club.

Shirazy is majoring in medical assisting and is set to graduate this spring. With a 3.91 GPA, Shirazy was chosen for her ability to work as part of a team and her drive to improve herself. She can offer multi-lingual, therapeutic and compassionate care to her future patients, according to her nomination. Shirazy always steps up when there is a need, whether that be on campus or in the broader community.

In spite of family issues that set her back, Shirazy has remained positive and achieved her goals.

Last year, Shirazy volunteered for the Amen Clinic, an all-volunteer operation that provides medical, dental and vision services to homeless and low-income individuals. She has also worked with Workforce Snohomish and Senior Services of Snohomish County.

2019 Kiwanis Club of Snohomish scholarship recipients are (standing from left) George Dearinger, Emmalee Mikuslky, Gabi Loesch, Michael Simonson,Tamia DeSchmidt and Mary Robinett; (seated from left) Emily Ovall and Julia Williams. Not pictured: Shelby Nelson. (Kiwanis Club of Snohomish)

2019 Kiwanis Club of Snohomish scholarship recipients are (standing from left) George Dearinger, Emmalee Mikuslky, Gabi Loesch, Michael Simonson,Tamia DeSchmidt and Mary Robinett; (seated from left) Emily Ovall and Julia Williams. Not pictured: Shelby Nelson. (Kiwanis Club of Snohomish)

Kiwanis Club of Snohomish Honors Scholarship Recipients

The Kiwanis Club of Snohomish has selected its scholarship recipients for 2019. The following students were chosen for their outstanding accomplishments.

Tamia DeSchmidt of Glacier Peak High School, Emmalee Mikuslky of Glacier Peak High School, Michael Simonson of Snohomish High School, Emily Ovall of Snohomish High School, Julia Williams of Snohomish High School and George Dearinger of AIM High School received Kiwanis Club of Snohomish Scholarships for $1,500.

Shelby Nelson of Snohomish High School received the Roy Fritch Memorial Scholarship for $1,500.

Mary Robinett of AIM High School and Gabi Loesch of Snohomish High School received the Kiwanis Club of Snohomish Community College/Vocational Scholarships for $750.

Layton Gaskins of Snohomish High School placed third in the portrait category of the annual Washington State High School Photography Competition. (Washington State High School Photography Competition)

Layton Gaskins of Snohomish High School placed third in the portrait category of the annual Washington State High School Photography Competition. (Washington State High School Photography Competition)

High school students shine at state photography competition

Several Snohomish County students were recognized at the annual Washington State High School Photography Competition. There were 1,528 students who competed from 66 different schools, according to the Northshore School District. There were 3,506 entries.

Bothell High School tied for seventh, with 11 points and had three students placing in the top three for their category of entry.

Students who placed in the top three for their category will have their work on display at www.kenmorecamera.com until the end of May.

The following Snohomish County high school students placed in the top three for their category of entry:

Sophie Wisemore of Bothell High School placed third in the animal category.

Layton Gaskins of Snohomish High School placed third in the portrait category.

Nathan Erlandson of Bothell High School placed second in the landscape category.

Madison Bell of Snohomish High School placed third in the camera phone category.

To view finalists who placed first through sixth, visit www.wshspc.com.

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