School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:41am

Teen depression seminar at Jackson

“Coping with adolescent stress and depression: a seminar for parents and teens” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Jackson High School Library. A light dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

The talk is for parents who are concerned that their children are stressed out, overwhelmed or depressed, as well as for students. It will teach the typical symptoms of stress and depression and when it is appropriate to seek professional help.

The talk is presented by Renee Arcement, Public Education Coordinator for the Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Washington State. It’s sponsored by the Jackson and Cascade High School PTSAs.

Scholar-Athletes announced

The Everett School District has announced its fall 2006 Scholar-Athletes from Cascade, Everett and Jackson High schools.

From Jackson High School, the winners are:

• Laice Valera, cross country. Valera has a 3.63 GPA and is a member of the Honor Society, Key Club and Leaders of the Pack. She also does volunteer work with children at her church. She will earn her fourth letter in cross country this fall.

• Hunter Spencer, football. Hunter has played football for four years, lettering his junior and senior year as an offensive lineman. Hunter also participated in swimming and wrestling as an underclassman. Hunter has a 3.97 GPA and is a member of Key Club. He spends his weekends volunteering as a coach of 9 to 11-year-olds in Silver Lake Football Association.

The award was started in 2005 to recognize student-athletes who may not be stars in competition but exhibit greatness in the classroom and in the community. To win the award, students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and participate in their sport at the varsity level.

Coaches nominate students to the building athletic director, and the school’s administrative team selects the students. One male and one female student-athlete are selected by each school each sports season.

Students to help women’s shelter

Student volunteers will contribute their time on Saturday, Oct. 28 to benefit the Snohomish County Center for Battered Women as part of national Make a Difference Day.

The student volunteers, from Jackson, Archbishop Murphy, Cascade, and Snohomish high schools, will collect donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mill Creek QFC, 926 164th St. SE.

The Center for Battered Women is in need of socks and underwear for women and children, toiletries, sleeping bags, towels and washcloths, lotion, deodorant and blow dryers. Cash and checks will also be accepted.

The Snohomish County Center for Battered Women provides shelter, legal referrals, support groups and domestic violence education for victims and their children. The center can be reached at 425-25-ABUSE.

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