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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:12pm

Lynnwood student wins scholarship

Omar Abulhosn of Lynnwood has won a SolvayCARES cystic fibrosis scholarship for 2007-08.

Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. awarded scholarships to 100 students with cystic fibrosis.

Winners won a scholarship for two years of higher education study. In 2007, the program is providing $280,000 in educational support.

SolvayCARES provides nutritional, educational and financial support to cystic fibrosis patients and their families. Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement, financial need, leadership qualities and the ability to serve as a role model to others with the disease.

For information, see

Input needed on web-based learning The Edmonds School District seeks feedback from parents and students about what online educational opportunities they’d like to see offered by the district. Opinions can be submitted by completing a survey online at by Nov. 19. The feedback will be used by a task force formed to explore web-based learning options starting in the 2008-09 school year.

Apply for Ski School scholarship

The Edmonds School District Alumni Association is offering a ski school scholarship for a seventh- or eighth-grade student in the Edmonds School District. Applications are due Nov. 19.

This scholarship is The Wesley Birkett-Smith Ski School Memorial Scholarship in honor of a Meadowdale Middle School student who loved to ski.

The scholarship pays for transportation, lessons, and lift ticket for a season of skiing at Stevens Pass. Applications are now in each K-8 and middle school in the district and at

Call 425-481-1080 for information.

District wins honor for sustainability

The Edmonds School District has received a 2007 BetterBricks Award for its steps to build sustainable, high-performance designed buildings, including the new Lynnwood High School currently under construction.

Edward Peters, director of Capital Projects, accepted the award Oct.. 25 for his leadership in these projects. The new Lynnwood High School is a 215,000-square foot facility that will use passive ventilation, automatic dimming, condensing boilers, and other features predicted to outperform the Washington State Energy Code by 50 percent.

BetterBricks is the commercial initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, which is supported by local electric utilities, and advocates for improvements to energy-related practices.

EdCC seeks alumni nominations

The Edmonds Community College Foundation seeks nominations for its 2007 Distinguished Alumni awards, which recognize outstanding accomplishments by alumni in career or profession and in service to the community. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 30.

Since 1991, the college’s Distinguished Alumni award has been given to 42 people for academic success, professional achievement and community service. They include artists, attorneys, fire chiefs, musicians, educators, therapists, business owners and engineers.

The 2007 Distinguished Alumni will be honored Jan. 31, 2008 at the grand opening of Mukilteo Hall on the Edmonds Community College campus. For information, call 425-640-1274, or nominate alumni online at

New education degree at EdCC

A new two-year Associate in Elementary Education degree is being offered by Edmonds Community College.

With the degree, students complete their prerequisites and are ready to enter a college of education at many public and private universities in Washington State for a bachelor’s degree.

The program includes Introduction to Education (EDUC 101) and Educational Experiences in Elementary and Secondary Schools (EDUC 195) with a minimum of 30 hours of K-8 classroom experience.

For information, call Connie Schatz at 425-640-1612.

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