School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 9:59am

Awards give hope to cancer survivors

The Great West Division of the American Cancer Society, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization, has established a scholarship program that will award tuition scholarships for young cancer survivors pursuing higher education.

The scholarships will be granted in June for the 2005-06 academic year. Recipients will receive $2,500 each to be used for tuition expenses. Residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming who had a cancer diagnosis before age 21 and a GPA of at least 2.5 or equivalent are eligible.

Due to limited resources, the American Cancer Society is not able to award scholarships to all cancer survivors who apply.

Application forms and further information are available by calling Jennifer Kohler at 1-800-729-1151, option 3, ext. 182 or e-mail at Applications are due Saturday, April 16.

Students named to dean’s lists

Kelli Lee of Mill Creek was named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for winter quarter 2005. Lee is an animation major at the college in Savannah, Ga.

Bothell resident Scott Eshom, a junior in the School of International Science at American University, was named to the fall 2004 dean’s list.

At Central Washington University, a number of Mill Creek residents were named to the dean’s list for winter quarter. They are: seniors Christina Bubon, Brice Crowninshield, Kay Lunes, April Ott and Melissa Thompson, juniors Rachel Johnson and Brooke Logan, and sophomore Emily Ogura.

These students achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher to be named to the dean’s lists at their colleges.

AMHS art on display at library

The painting class from Archbishop Murphy High School is displaying a group of impressionistic-style works at the Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway.

After studying Claude Monet, the class painted “en plein air” and followed Monet’s technique of dabbing pure colors next to each other and allowing the eye of the viewer to mix the color. The pictures will be on display until April 29.

Sonics CEO speaks at Cascadia

Wally Walker, president and CEO of the Seattle Sonics and Storm, will speak at the fourth annual Cascadia Community College Foundation Leadership Breakfast. “From the Locker Room to the Board Room: Lessons I Have Learned” will be the subject of Walker’s presentation. The breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 3.

The event will take place on the campus shared by Cascadia Community College and UW Bothell, in the Northcreek Café. The Leadership Breakfast is an annual fund-raising event for the Cascadia Community College Foundation, which provides scholarships, program support and innovation funding for the college.

As a player, Wally Walker was a first-round draft choice (fifth overall) for the Portland Trail Blazers. Walker became a player for the Sonics in 1977, where he helped the team advance to the NBA Finals twice, culminating with Seattle’s only NBA championship in 1979. After leaving the NBA, Walker earned an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 1987.

Tickets are $40 per person, or $250 for a table for 6 with the sponsor’s signage. Reservations can be made online by clicking on the link on the Cascadia Web site ( or by calling 425-352-8840.

Private schools’ applications due

North Sound Christian Schools, a newly formed nonprofit Christian school district composed of Snohomish County Christian Schools, Christian Life School, Heritage Christian School, North Seattle Christian School and Fairview Christian School, is currently accepting applications for enrollment for the 2005-06 school year. NSCS has education for elementary and secondary levels including programs within the schools for remedial students and for the college bound.

For further information and registration applications, call the school at 425-774-7773 or visit our Web site at

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