School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 9:59am

Schools closed for holiday, break

Edmonds School District schools and offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 for Presidents Day, and schools will be closed through Feb. 25 for Mid-Winter Break. They will re-open Feb. 28.

Scholarship offer by fishing club

The Laebugten/Trout Unlimited Fishing Club, which runs the Deer Creek Fish Hatchery in Edmonds, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors from Edmonds-Woodway High School. The student must have shown an active interest in fisheries, environmental science or forestry. Applications may be obtained from Sharon Johnson in the counseling office, and they are due by March 28. The fishing club hopes to involve other local high schools in the future.

Sen. Murray at Powerful Partners

Powerful Partners’ Third Annual Fundraising Breakfast will begin with registration and breakfast buffet from 7-7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 7:30-8:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 30 at the Edmonds Conference Center. The featured speaker at the event will be U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.

For information or an invitation, please contact Rachael Hannah at 425-670-7117 or e-mail

Mentors needed for projects

The International Baccalaureate program at Edmonds-Woodway High School is in need of as many as 60 adult mentors to assist students in narrowing the scope of their Extended Essays, a core component of the full-diploma program in IB.

After choosing a general topic, students work with a mentor who has interest, experience or skills in that field to narrow the scope of their research. The student and mentor meet one-on-one to review drafts of the essay. Students will be matched with their mentors by mid-March, with mentors and students meeting several times for, on average, one hour each time between April and May. Students will complete their essays in June.

For more information contact David Quinn at or 425-670-7311 ext. 6168 as soon as possible. A complete list of subject areas and sample topics is available at

Service academy

nominations set

U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Bainbridge Island, recently announced his 25 nominations to the United States service academies for the U.S. Air Force, Merchant Marines, Military and Navy.

Anthony Dennis, who attends King’s High School, Derick Evans, who attends Edmonds-Woodway High School, and Sam Wrzeszcz, a Kamiak High School student, were nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Inslee also nominated Nathan Beard, an Edmonds-Woodway student, to the U.S. Military Academy at Westpoint. All of these nominated students live in Edmonds.

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