School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 9:59am

MTHS, MHS receive grants

The American Lung Association of Washington recently announced that groups from Mountlake Terrace and Meadowdale high schools each received a 2004-05 Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) Mini-Grant. The mini-grants are made possible through a grant from the Washington State Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program.

TATU uses peer education to empower younger students to say “no” to tobacco use.

Mini-Grants totaling $10,000, have been awarded to 25 TATU projects across the state.

Service scholarship now available

Applications for the Bob Drewel Human Services Scholarship for the academic year 2005-06 are now being accepted. Deadline is May 1.

The scholarship will provide funding for educational advancement to an individual who is dedicated to the service of others. The Human Services Council of Snohomish County will award individuals a maximum scholarship of $1,500 for the academic year of 2005-06. To be eligible, recipient must be a high school graduate working or volunteering in the field of health and human services in Snohomish County. The scholarship is not intended for graduating high school seniors or GED students. Also, individuals must be a resident of Washington state planning to attend or be attending a recognized program at an accredited school, college or university.

For applications please call Human Services Council of Snohomish County at 425-252-1244 or request an online application by e-mailing

Local students

earn top grades

Brier resident Colleen Baxter was named to the Gonzaga University President’s List for fall semester 2004. To be recognized with this honor, Gonzaga students must earn a 3.7 or higher grade-point average.

Tyler Blanchard of Lynnwood was named to Syracuse University’s Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least a 3.4 grade-point average. Syracuse is located in Syracuse, N.Y.

Legislative session update for schools

Superintendent Nick Brossoit’s Roundtable Conversation for March is schedule for noon on Wednesday, March 2 in the boardroom of the Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. Everyone is invited to attend and hear about the legislative session with Barbara Mertens, assistant executive director for the Washington Association of School Administrators.

Garden club

offers scholarship

The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club is offering a scholarship to a high school graduate, community college student or individual planning a career in horticulture, botany, landscaping, forestry, floral design or a related field.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have financial need. The winner may attend any college or university in Washington state. The deadline for applications is April 15.

Forms may be obtained from Barbara Turner-Davis at 425-776-1557.

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