School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 9:59am

Elementary raises tsunami funds

The Fernwood Elementary Student Leadership Team, in conjunction with the Fernwood PTSA, raised more than $1,500 by selling paper hearts for $1 each. All proceeds went toward Save the Children, a non-profit agency providing disaster relief for survivors of the Asian tsunami. The hearts were sold Feb. 1-14.

Reflections winners honored

The Reflections Receptions to honor the students that participated in Reflections at Heatherwood Middle School is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8. They will be held in the library during the following block periods – second (9:05 – 9:50), fifth (12:30 – 1:15), seventh (2:00 – 2:45). Student entries will be mounted in the display case outside the library. Parents and community members are welcome to attend a reception.

The following students were recognized at the school district level: first place, Keely Tillotson, literature; second place, Stephanie Meece, visual arts; and Tammy Ho, music; honorable mention, Theresa Paluzzi, literature; Andrea Lee, literature; Tonya Emerson, literature; Denae Fitz (two entries), visual arts.

The first-place entry will next compete at the state level and then possibly nationwide. The highest award is a $750 arts educations award from the National PTA.

The students will receive a certificate and gift from Jamba Juice. There also will be a drawing, open to all students, for a gift certificate donated by the University Book Store. Cookies and juice will be served.

Reflections is a nationwide PTA program allowing students to interpret an annual theme and present work for competition in literature, music, photography or visual art. This year’s theme was “A Different Kind of Hero.”

Local students receive top grades

Bothell resident Elise Peterson was named to Whitworth College’s Laureate Society for maintaining at least a 3.75 grade point average during the fall semester 2004. Whitworth is a private, liberal-arts college in Spokane.

Several Mill Creek residents made the Seattle Pacific University Dean’s List for autumn quarter 2004. The following students received a GPA of 3.5 or higher: Sara Lee Elliott, Danielle Rachel Freeman, Holly Michelle Headley, Nicole Ashley Petersen and Jonathan Tindall.

Jong Kwan Park, also of Mill Creek, was named to the Grove City College Dean’s List. Grove City College is a private, Christian college located in Grove City, Pa.

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