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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 9:59am

Students win EAC writing contest

The Edmonds Arts Commission recently announced the winners of its Youth Writing Contest for students in grades nine through 12. This year, the arts commission received 154 entries. Each winner receives cash awards and will have their work reproduced in an anthology distributed in the Edmonds School District, public libraries and at the Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference.

Winners, in the fiction category, are: Bekky Koenig, a sophomore at Edmonds-Woodway High School, first place; Mariel Tasche, a freshman at Meadowdale High School, second place; and Kisara Nishimoto, a sophomore at Edmonds-Woodway High School, third place. In the poetry category, winners are: Erica Derring, a junior at Meadowdale High School, first place; Samantha Hart, a junior at Meadowdale High School, second place; and Ali Smith, a freshman at Meadowdale High School, third place.

MHS jazz band places at regionals

Meadowdale High School Jazz Band took second place at the Portland Rose Festival Jazz Band Classic on Saturday, June 11, at the Arlene Schnitzer Hall in Portland, Ore. The auditioned event featured seven of the Northwest’s finest high school jazz bands in competition. Each band was allowed 12 minutes to showcase its talent while playing interpretations of music from smooth swing to jumpin’ jazz.

Meadowdale drummer, David Zimmer, received one of the two Outstanding Soloist awards.

Clothes for Kids sale begins

The Clothes for Kids annual spring and summer sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 24 at 16725 52nd Ave. W. The clothing and bake sale will feature items for infants all the way to adults, mostly priced at 50 cents or $1. All proceeds benefit Clothes for Kids, which assists students in the Edmonds School District.

Students write for recognition

Peace Action of Snohomish County organized a writing contest for middle school students with themes centering on homelessness, the environment and hopes for the future. The Linda Jewell Memorial Essay Contest winners are: (from Brier Terrace Middle School) K. Olivia Harrington, first place, and Maddy Pinkerton and Michael A Vander Putten, second place; (from Meadowdale Middle School) Addy Wagoner, first place; (from College Place Middle School) Michelle Nelson, first place, and Grace Miller, Sam Moser and Camille Rochester, second place; (from Madrona K-8) Nora DeMun, first place, and Naomi Jumping Eagle, Bryn Kelley, Ali Senter-Drumm and Devon Yesberger, second place.

The first place winners receive a $50 prize and certificate and second place winners receive a $25 prize and certificate.

The contest was named for former College Place Middle School teacher Linda Jewell, who died of cancer in 1999.

Students named to dean’s lists

Lycoming College named Lynnwood resident Kathryn Stoufer to its dean’s list for spring semester. Lycoming College is a private liberal arts college in Williamsport, Penn.

Claire Deeley, a sophomore at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the school’s dean’s list for spring semester. Deeley is an Edmonds resident.

Saint Martin’s College, located in Lacey, Wash., has issued its spring semester 2005 dean’s list students, including Edmonds resident Richard F. O’Neill.

Fluke Corporation recently awarded Lynnwood High School graduating senior Julie Mai-Anh Nguyen a $1,500 scholarship. Fluke scholarships are awarded to 10 individuals, each of whom is the child of a Fluke employee. Nguyen plans to attend Cascadia Community College this fall in preparation for a career in the field of nursing.

Study music this summer

The Academy of Music Northwest will offer a Classical Music Summer Workshop this summer from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11-15.

The summer program for pre-college musicians ages 11-18 includes optional classes for intro to theory, ear training, sight reading, score reading, conducting, composition; Viola for Violinists; and a singers workshop, by placement. Performance includes professionally coached instrumental and vocal chamber music ensembles with a last-day performance (by audition for new students). Fees $220-$900 dependent upon total workshops entered.

Full details and online registration at or call 425-778-7711 for more information.

EdCC scholarships are available

A number of scholarships are available for the Material Science Technology Program at Edmonds Community College for any student meeting the acceptance standards of the college and entering the program before August 1, 2005. These scholarships cover tuition for the 2005-06 school year. The scholarships are provided and administered by TheraLabs, Inc., a benefactor to this program. Please direct all inquiries to: Edward J. McDevitt, Material Science Scholarship Administrator, TheraLabs, Inc., 9 South 121 Stearman Drive, Naperville, IL 60564. Phone: 630-420-2450, fax: 630-428-2450 or e-mail:

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