School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 12:02pm

MDHS student’s senior project helps Red Cross

Michael Wittenbrink, 17, a student at Meadowdale High School, wanted his required senior project to be a challenge and something that would help others.

Having family in the southern region of the country during Hurricane Katrina, Wittenbrink was aware of the work of the American Red Cross in helping victims of the storm. His mother, Laurie Miller, agreed to let him make an appearance with her band “Laurie Miller and Kilo.”

On March 18, Wittenbrink played violin with the band for an audience. After the performance, Michael made a pitch for donations to Red Cross and garnered $177. Chuck Morrison, executive director of the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross, said it would be used to assist victims of future disasters in Snohomish County.

Pacific Preschool students hopped for MDA fundraiser

Children and staff at Pacific Preschool in Lynnwood raised money for “Jerry’s Kids” and the Muscular Dystrophy Association this week. On Monday, April 16, the children hopped on one or both feet as many times as possible to help raise money for children who need special help to be mobile. They raised $200.

Teachers spent the week preparing the children for the event by teaching them about special motor needs of children with muscular dystrophy.

Pacific Preschool is a multi-cultural learning center in Lynnwood offering traditional preschool, prekindergarten, Montessori classes and child care.

For information, call Susan Torngren at 425-697-6000 or visit

Garden Club scholarships are now available

The Alderwood Garden Club is offering a $750 scholarship to a student in a horticulture or horticulture-related field. Apply by May 4. Applicants must be graduating seniors in the Edmonds School District who plan to enroll in a horticulture-related program in a college or other school.

The applicant also may be enrolled in the Edmonds Community College horticulture program. For an application, call Gail Reidy at 425-743-6654. Applications also are available at Edmonds High School and Edmonds Community College counselor’s offices.

LHS hosts plant sale to benefit student program

A plant sale will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and May 5 at Lynnwood High School’s flower shop/greenhouse building north of the tennis courts.

The sale benefits the horticulture program at the school. The students are growing the plants from cuttings of other plants, transplanting plants from the grower and growing plants from seeds. The horticulture program is a class that teaches the students the science of growing plants and caring for them.

It gives the students the opportunity to grow plants for the annual plant sale as well as plants they can take home to keep. The school is at 3001 184th St. SW in Lynnwood.

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