School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 9:58am

School donates to tsunami efforts

Gateway Middle School has collected $1,322.03 from last month’s Tsunami Relief Drive. Students brought in their donations, and Gateway also had donors from outside the school. One teacher donated $500.

Leadership program

Leadership Snohomish County, a leadership development program, is currently taking applications for the 2005 class. This intensive, seven-month program challenges, educates and prepares participants to become more effective as successful leaders.

The program begins with a two-day retreat in May followed by seven monthly education days (May through November), focusing on specific topics relevant to leadership development and broadening understanding of Snohomish County. In addition, participants are involved in team-based community projects that incorporate the leadership skills they learn.

For more information on dates, tuition and how to apply, contact Rebecca at 425-257-3222 ext. 202 or online at:

Student nominated for academy post

U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Bainbridge Island, recently announced his 25 nominations to the United States service academies.

Jonathan Whitson, a Mill Creek resident who attends Cascade High School, was nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

Student runner-up in national contest

A fifth-grader from Evergreen Academy Elementary School in Bothell was selected as a runner-up winner in the national Kids Challenge Essay Contest sponsored by the U.S. Tennis Association and Scholastic Inc.

Ryan Werffeli and his fellow classmates entered the challenge that asked students to correctly calculate the average serve speed of several members of the U.S. Tennis Team and write a one-paragraph essay describing how being active and part of a team helps make people healthy and happy.

In recognition of his work, Werffeli will receive Scholastic’s Book of World Records, Scholastic’s Homework Help six-book set and a tennis racquet. The Evergreen Academy will receive a $150 Scholastic gift certificate.

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