School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 9:58am

S’Wood boosters grant support

The Shorewood Boosters recently announced that it has completed its grants and scholarships for the 2004-05 year. A total of $80,277 was set to go back to the students and faculty at Shorewood High School the first week of May.

Groups that will receive funding include the school newspaper, Link Crew, music ensembles, wrestling, volleyball, drill, basketball and cross country teams, culinary arts, Gamers, FBLA, the PE and art departments and others. Two graduating seniors will also receive $1,000 scholarships.

The Shorewood Boosters raise funds through their annual barbecue, dinner auction and sales at the Shorewood Gym concession stand. In all, 78 Shorewood clubs, teams, and special interest groups received grants from the Shorewood Boosters.

Fulbrights speak on globalization

Presenting Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence: Maria Acosta JD from Nicaragua and Dr. Eduardo Gomes from Brazil will speak on “Social Responsibility and Globalization in Latin America: Contrasting Experiences from Nicaragua and Brazil” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in the Shoreline Community College PUB Grand Ballroom. Acosta is currently the Fulbright scholar-in-residence at SCC.

In Nicaragua, the state has turned a blind eye to international corporations that ignore the laws that protect indigenous lands. Cases include developers appropriating islands for resort development and international logging companies encroaching on indigenous forests. Some corporations in Brazil are choosing to support social institutions and advocate for democratic policies. What is their motivation? What are the advantages and disadvantages of corporate involvement in social policy?

This event is free to the public.

Students receive top grades

Seattle Pacific University recently announced the names of students who made its winter quarter Dean’s List. Students on the list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.5 grade-point average or higher. They include: (from Lake Forest Park) Ellen Lucille Broweleit, Kerra Marie Kline, Tam Chi Nguyen and Yina Youn and (from Shoreline) Sarah Marie Harris and Benjamin Bram Verdoes.

Oregon State University recently named Shoreline resident Leah N. DePaoli to its winter quarter honor roll for achieving a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Western Washington University announced its honor roll for winter quarter, including Shoreline residents Shelley Baker, Erin Donovan, Alicia Farrow, Erica Mercker, Jessica Narkevitz, Caitlin Nelson, Erin Robison, Amberly Thiemens, Lindsay Woods and Nicholas Woodward.

Babysitter-training class offered

Did you know that the Shoreline / South County Family YMCA will be offering a Babysitter Training Course in June?  Youth ages 10 and older will learn: how to recruit clients, how to plan age-appropriate activities, how to handle emergency situations and will receive a babysitters manual and their CPR and first aid certification. Training will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18 and June 19. Cost: $50, financial assistance is available. Call Jamila for more information or to register at 206-364-1700.

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